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Can you send pictures through text while on wifi?

Joosie
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Nighthawk
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If you have an iPhone and are using iMessage to another iPhone user, yes! If you use any phone (including an iPhone) and are using plain text messaging, then no. That uses SMS/MMS which works over cellular connections only.


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Nighthawk
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If you have an iPhone and are using iMessage to another iPhone user, yes! If you use any phone (including an iPhone) and are using plain text messaging, then no. That uses SMS/MMS which works over cellular connections only.


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SmokeJV
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The only way you can is with the new wifi calling feature Telus rolled out on Monday to iPhone's 6 and above.

If your carrier on the top left says Telus Wi-Fi, then any SMS/MMS will go through Wifi and not the Cellular network.

It only seems to kick in automatically when you are on 1 bar or No Service.

But you can force it by going into Airplane mode and turning on Wifi.

 

I just tested it this morning, I turned on Airplane mode and Wifi and Telus Wi-Fi was showing, I then sent a MMS message to my brother and it went through.

 

But remember this is different then iMessage on iPhones.  So if the message is blue, it's a iMessage and it will go through data or wifi depending on what you are connected to, but if the message is Green then it is a SMS/MMS message.

NFtoBC
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You can, of course, email them.

 

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