Texting (without data or wifi) on Nexus 5

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I have a prepaid plan; unlimited text ($15) with Nexus 5. The phone seems to use wifi for texting, so I inquired Google about texting without data or wifi. They implied if I don't have a data plan I would be charged for each text sent. I would like to confirm if it is unlimited text without data.
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Jung-ae Park

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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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You don't need data to text. Your plan includes it, so you're fine.

However, if you want to send picture messages then you'll need to enable data. The nice benefit of prepaid is you won't get charged extra for internet use if you don't have a data booster enabled.
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Tanis Ann Krause

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I have a monthly bill blocked data and only wifi when home and in can receive calls and texts np. And I dont pay extra cause I already have unlimited calling and texting