PIcture texts on Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 turn into MMS?

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I recently got the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 phone and the picture texts turn into mms, and they won't send unless i turn on Mobile Data, I have Data saver on my plan, now do i have to always turn it off and on or leave it on, and if i leave it on because i have data saver am i going to be billed when not in wifi? Help thanks
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Pictures messages are MMS messages. Your Data must be on in order to use Picture messaging.

You will not be charged for the Pic messages you send if they are included in your plan however apps that use data may come to life and try to sync. Best bet is to turn off Background sync if that's important to you.
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Ya my sync is off and i do have unlimited text and picture, I guess Samsung and LG is different? I didn't need to have Mobile Data on for the LG the pics just went. Thanks for your reply
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Mobile data needs to be on for HSPA phones to send picture messages. CDMA phones do not require it.
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What kind of LG was it? If it was an older CDMA phone then it was on a different network tech. It wasn't called "data" back then, it was just something like "mobile internet" or "mobile browsing", etc. They didn't utilize the same internet structure or process used to send picture messages as you see in GSM and/or HSPA devices today.
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You have to go to Settings, date usage, and make sure that Mobile data is checked, I had the same problem, and just called Bell, that's what they told me, and it actually worked! lol. Hope this helps someone, my phone is the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
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i cant retrieve pic/videos from a text....cant figure out how to do this
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You have to go to Settings, date usage, and make sure that Mobile data is checked, I had the same problem, and just called Bell, that's what they told me, and it actually worked! lol. Hope this helps someone, my phone is the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
I have the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 as well. I have the Mobile data checked, but don't have a data plan. Do I need to purchase a data booster, to be able to retrieve pic/videos from texts, even it they're included in my unlimited pic/text messages base plan?

Also, even when I'm on wifi, I can't email pictures out, though I can receive them. I do the right steps to attach the picture to my message and it looks like it's attached, but then although the other email address receives the email, there's no picture attached to it. Thanks!

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