How can I send picture text messages on my lumia 520 without having to turn data on?

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I want to send mms without having to turn my mobile data on because i don't want to waste my data by accident. I have unlimited text messaging.

It is also very bothersome to have to turn it on and off all the time.
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picture messages cannot be sent through the HSPA network without turning data on. The phone uses the 3G data connection to send the picture. Sending them with data off is like taking a drink with the cap on the bottle.
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I had another phone though that would temporarily show the data icon on the signal bar when i would send a picture without me having to turn it on.
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Similar to this - Timo is correct, data does have to be on, but in your APN (Access Point Name) settings, instead of having it set to internet and MMS, you could set it to MMS only (if your phone has that option), but again, data would have to be turned on.
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You could turn on battery saver before you turn on data. This should turn off any background tasks that may use data.

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