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Help! Texting other Iphones without data


Why can't I receive text messages from other Iphones without a wireless connect/iondata/iMessage. Shouldn't I be able to text normally? I can send texts out but I won't receive them until I am connected to the Internet. I want to text normally without setting my data back up.

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Userlevel 4
Is this always the case or did this crop up recently? You may want to check out your settings
Sheila wrote:

Is this always the case or did this crop up recently? You may want to check out your settings

Right after I got my data blocked it occurred :c I only have 50mb on my plan and I don't want to go over it by accident so I simply just shut it down.
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Sheila wrote:

Is this always the case or did this crop up recently? You may want to check out your settings

You might find buying a little more data the best option. You would then be using your phone as designed, and won't need to apply these work-arounds.
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You may find this thread helpful : https://c.getsatisfaction.com/koodo/topics/help_iphone_texts_vs_imessage
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What happens if you send yourself a text while you are away from a wifi connection? This should force your text connection to look for the phone network (not data).
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If you have a data block on your phone, iMessages from your friends will not reach you unless they have turned on the Settings > Messages > Send as SMS on their phone. If you do not wish to have a data plan on your phone, it is best to turn off Messages altogether. Also make sure they are sending Messages to your phone number, and not your Apple ID.
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Hey there Angie. My best solution is to close iMessage altogether because like that you won't have any further complications. http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/05/14/how-to-remove-a-phone-number-from-imessage/

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