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Can't receive picture messages


I have the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and when someone sends me a picture message it won't download. I don't have a data plan so it is turned off but I am connected to WIFI. If I turn the data on in order to download the picture while I am connected to WIFI will it still charge me?

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Data must be turned on to use picture messaging. You will not be charged if you are connected to wifi when you do so.
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You can also follow the instructions here: http://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/change_apn_to_disable_internet_while_enabling_mms_on_samsung_ace_2 To make the phone only able to use data for MMS. Follow the instructions as written. Resist the temptation to make corrections.
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You need data on to send or receive pictures messages you can't do it over wifi. If your actually connected to wifi no it won't charge you to turn data on to recieve or send a picture message. However if your not connected to wifi and turn on data to send a picture message your phone can use chargeable data from widgets or apps you haven't signed out of before your off wifi such as Facebook, Email ect. If your on prepaid and you just don't have a data booster added then you can turn data on and won't be charged for send or receiving picture messages just your Internet or apps won't connect through
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You can have wifi and mobile data on to help minimize the data usage from applications.

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