Picture texting with data off Samsung A5 to avoid paying for data from background apps

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Trying to avoid paying $2 monthly charge for free picture texts. Want to quickly turn on and off data without leaking data from background apps. What are the best settings on Samsung A5
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Mats

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See if changing the APN settings on your phone will allow MMS but not data as per this thread.

https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/how-to-set-the-apn-type-to-mms-only
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If that doesn't work, just connect to WiFi (even if the WiFi doesn't work), turn on data (any data leakage will try to use the WiFi only), then turn on data and send your photo and turn your data off
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There is a current APN called Koodo SP that is not checked . I cannot change any of it's settings. I can add a new one and check it. Will that do the trick?
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Yes do that. After you make it, try to access the internet. You shouldn't be able to but should be able to send MMS.
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You need to make sure you copy over the MMS parts of the apn settings though.
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I added it but it didn't add a box to check and there are a few extra entries "Bearer" which presently has unspecified selected and" Mobile virtual network operator " with GID selected and Mobile virtual network operator value with 4B selected.Should I make any changes there?
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Allan do you mean the MMS port # etc?