can I voice message using SMS without a data plan? using a Moto G plus

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Just bought a new Moto G plus but kept old $15 plan with no data. Tried using voice to send text in messaging. Voice translates fine into text but sending doesn't seem to work.
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David, Mobile Master

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A voice message is a MMS and uses the data network. MMS messages are included in your plan, but if you turn on data to send it, other programs might send and receive data while the data channel is open. The best solution is Koodo's $2 data block, which you can add from self-serve. It allows MMS only to be sent, and blocks all other data. A bargain if you wish to send voice or picture multi-media messages.
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I was using the Messenger app set to SMS and tapped on the microphone which allowed me to dictate my message. It translated and sent just fine using WiFi. Thanks for your help.
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Text by voice requires some form of data connection, be it mobile data or Wi-Fi. If using Google's Messenger app, you can send and receive text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messages using the Messenger app. Messages sent through Google's Messenger app are considered texting and don't count toward your data usage.

https://support.google.com/fi/answer/...

The same holds true if using your phones' built-in messaging app and tapping the microphone on the keyboard. If a mobile data or Wi-Fi connection is not available, a message will appear; 'Offline mode unavailable, try again'. Essentially, the only way to get around sending a text 'hands free' without mobile data, is to use Wi-Fi.
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Thanks for your help. Dictated message to Messenger app and it worked fine connected to WiFi. I'm on an old discontinued $15 plan which only has minutes and text . I can't send pictures in MMS. Thanks again.
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You're welcome, Kevin. You should still be able to send picture messages through Messenger when connected to Wi-Fi.