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Cannot text SMS if my data allocation is exhausted


When my data allocation runs out I am only able to text when i am on Wifi; not SMS
As soon as i top up my data again, I can text SMS

I did not think texting required a data plan.  I have an iPhone 5s.  Is there a setting that I have set up incorrectly on my phone that causes this?

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Userlevel 7
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In your settings under messages make sure you have "Send as SMS" turned on.
Userlevel 7
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Allan wrote:

In your settings under messages make sure you have "Send as SMS" turned on.

Even better, I would deactivate iMessage in general because with data on periodically, some message won't be received or delivered if the person on the other hand doesn't have this option activated.
Userlevel 7
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Allan wrote:

In your settings under messages make sure you have "Send as SMS" turned on.

Or buy more data.
Allan wrote:

In your settings under messages make sure you have "Send as SMS" turned on.

Thank you all.  I have turned off iMessage as suggested.
Userlevel 4
To expand, iPhones use iMessage by default which needs data. Any conversation that has blue background is iMessage. Green background is sms/text.

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