Do I require data to be activated to view photo texts on my samsung galaxy s4 mini? I don't want to have data activated because I don't have a data plan and if I turn data on, something is going to update and consume data and charge me data fees. I called Koodo but they said that data must be activated in order to receive photo texts, but that you aren't charged data fees for the photos in text messages. Problem is, if I turn on data, then some app is going to update, and then I get charged pay as you go data. My old phone was able to receive photo texts with the mobile network turned off. Is there a fix or workaround for this?