Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jjr1968, Dec 29, 2009.
using WiFi, can u send/receive text?
I have had my mobile network turned off and still able to receive my text messages. But not entirely positive that it was through the WiFi either?
no, text is through voice network (1x) and has nothing to do with 3g or wifi
Voice and text messages go through the Verizon 1x network (not wifi or 3g).
This information was given to me by Verizon tech support in response to my question about my signal switching from 3g to 1x each time I send a text.
TY...I was pretty sure.
What about picture messages? I can't seem to download the picture until I turn on 3g. What if I'm in an area that doesn't have 3g coverage? I used to be able to download pictures on my non 3g phone. Whats the deal??
I think pix msg's only come over 3g...not WiFi.
Pics will not send or be received with only wifi on. You havw to have mobile on.
Does anyone know of an application perhaps that will send text through WiFi?
I'd rather not post a new thread since this relates to it.
Its not a "text" as billed by verizon, your not going to find an app for that. However this does allow you to send texts to other people. It wont use your number unfortunately, but its free.
maybe google voice
Just use the AIM app and add their cell phone number to your buddy list.
what makes it different from AIM and other messengers is that login is not required, your unique id is your phone number, and it's done over data (either 3g or wifi) so unlimited free texting across carriers and even countries... i can text my friends in south korea who are using whatsapp also for free.
bad thing is that it doesn't function without wifi or 3g on, so if u have it turned off or are in an area without either then u won't receive or send texts thru the messenger.
another great thing about it is the speed and responsiveness, sending and receiving texts occur almost instantly when compared to the lengthy time it takes to send a SMS over the phone network.
my friends who use iPhone and Blackberries are all on whatsapp, so it's basically the hip new messenger to be on until the next best thing comes out. good news is that it's free for android users while iphone and bb users have to buy the app lol.