Photographically Challenged

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I have always had trouble receiving or sending photos inside a text message using my Samsung Galaxy 2. There are very long delays (couple weeks) until the photo actually shows up on my phone or the recipients phone I send to. Please note, I do turn my data on & off sporadically depending on use. Do I need to keep data 'on' continuously to send & receive photos in a timely manner ? If so, this seems like a waste of resources (battery power, etc).
Also, is it possible to send or receive photo texts using free wifi ? I have tried this but no luck.

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Wifi cannot be used to send/receive picture messages.

You do have to enable the 3G data in order to send/receive pictures. This is how picture messaging works on the HSPA network.
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Fongo and Kakao Talk are two third party apps that allow you to make calls and send both SMS and MMS messages over Wi-Fi.


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And once BBM becomes a universal application it can be used to send pictures over wifi too. Assuming, of course, everyone downloads it.

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