Why can I not text when not in service but have wifi going

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I have switched to Koodo and am using the Samsung phone when I'm in wifi range but not in service why won't the text still go through with the wifi
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Icie Neveah

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Posted 3 years ago

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Hi Icie,

SMS messages or "texts" uses your mobile phone's cellular network to connect with the Koodo network and route your SMS to the proper recipient. Wireless networks (or "wi-fi") is not equipped to handle the protocols and searching algorithms required to send an SMS message to the recipient.  
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Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

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If you wish to communicate through WiFi you would need to use a third party app such as Facebook messenger or Whatsapp.
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You can in the States with Google's new Fii program or whatever they call it, but the technology is still very new. Still in the testing.