Picture messaging and data usage

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My phone plan includes unlimited picture messaging and no data, but I'm being told I need cellular data turned on to send/receive picture messages. Does that mean I am using data and will be charged extra?
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Andrew Stacey

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No you won't be charged for data for sending pics. Just bare in mind any app you may have open in the background and automatically update content as that will used data and if not included in your plan you will be charged data use for.
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Also known as data leakage. You aren't going to be charged for the picture message but as previously posted, anything that requires data will start running when the data on your phone is enabled. Think of it as a tunnel to your phone.
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I also have no data but I am able to send and receive pictures without data turned on. I have had a problem lately that everyday now I have to restart my phone (wife has same phone and same problem) because in my settings under mobile network there is a error message that says "Disconnected because service is unavailable"
Then I am unable to send or receive pictures until I restart the phone again.
People and the Kokomo kiosk told me I need data turned on.
I restarted my phone and sent a message with picture without data turned on no problem. We have had These phones HTC One V for a few years and have only begun having this problem about 2 weeks ago.
Don't let anyone tell you you need data on to send pictures.
Now people at Koodo kiosk say maybe they are changing the network and my phone will soon be incompatible with the new network.
Really they don't know.

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