Does MMS Use Up Data?

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I recently switched to the new $28 plan with 100mb of data, and I've always had unlimited texting. If I send a picture (MMS), will that take up any of my 100mb of data? Or, since I have unlimited texting, will my MMS message be counted toward my texting, rather than data?
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It will not use your data Geekzy, however there is a chance that other apps will use data if you are not on WiFi and data is switched on - something that is required for MMS :)
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Will I need to change any APN settings? I attempted to send a picture to a friend, and it remained saying "sending", but never sent. How can I fix this?
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You can check your APN settings against this site, see if yours are the same: http://help.koodomobile.com/plans-add...
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I sent a picture, but it says that I have used up 621kb. I closed all my apps that required WiFi, but it still took up data. I stopped background apps as well. The picture just doesn't send, and it still was able to use up 621kb of my 100mb data.
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Hey Geekzy,

You can download an app like Opera Max: http://koo.do/1FJaSqt to optimize and keep track of your data usage (only available on Android). A vertical timeline should tell you which app used data and when :)

If you have an iPhone, you can download Onavo Count (http://koo.do/1O7rWs5) or check your data usage from the settings (http://koo.do/1GjeXiz).

Please keep in mind that a data connection is needed to send/receive picture messages but you will not get charged for messaging. The most likely cause of that 621kb was an application.

Hope this helps!

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