Why can't I send a picture message using wifi?

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I used to have a BB and LG both with Koodo and recently switched phones to Samsung with Koodo. I only ever sent mms over wifi in the past but I can now no longer send picture messages over wifi. Data has to be on to send mms.
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You can if Mobile Data is enabled.
You can only send pict/vid messages over the network with your data on.
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pretty much as John said, Picture messages or mms is a services that works through the koodo network so your Data has to be enabled in order to work.
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I do have it on all the time now as I updated to a larger data package but in the past had mobile data off all the time and it worked with both BB and LG ... :)
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The Blackberry still required a data plan for pic messaging to work. Even if it was something like BB Social - still enabled it.

What kind of LG was it? If it didn't have a SIM card, it was a CDMA phone and those did not utilize the same network that the newer phones do, so it did not require "data" as it was different back then.
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Thanks guys ... kinda confusing having my data off without a BB plan regarding social etc. It was the Optimus Chat LG that i had.
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but wont turning data on charge you if you dont have a data add on???
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Yes, if you turn it on while you are not on wifi. So make sure you don't turn it out out of an wi-fi zone.
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Wait, if I have data on, and I'm on Wifi and want to send a picture in a text message, are you saying it won't charge me for the bandwidth of the picture being sent???
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Correct. Just remember to disable data when you're not using it.