iPhone text requires data plan if not connect Wi-Fi?

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Elaborate on if/when a data plan is required? After discussing text messaging problems with the Koodo help desk, I was advised text messaging requires a data plan (for iPhone) when not connected to Wi-Fi.
Supposedly this is a recent change by Apple? Text messages are routed through the Apple server and hence Internet connection is required?
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Daniel Kim, Mobile Master

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sms doesn't require data or wifi. BUT imessage does require either a data or wifi connection, you don't necessarily need a data plan, even pay per use data works.
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If you are just text messaging and not wanting to use iMessage, just turn off imessage in your settings. Then no data/wifi will be required
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^Which would be in Settings -> Messages
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Or activate the 'send as sms' setting on the same page.

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