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Monday, December 26th, 2016 3:59 PM

Wifi switches to moble data when sending text with pic

My Wifi switches off and moble data switches on when sending a text with a pic. never did this before, IO have a Android phone

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ACE - Sage

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117.6K Messages

7 years ago

Sending MMS has always required cellular data.  Always....

Unless your phone is wifi calling enabled, this is always going to happen.

cell data used to send MMS is not counted against your allowance. 

 

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7 years ago

Hmm, maybe I just never noticed it before.

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7 years ago


@lizdance40 wrote:

Sending MMS has always required cellular data.  Always....


 


True, but I never noticed the wifi icon would switch to mobile data while sending a photo?

ACE - Sage

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117.6K Messages

7 years ago

There would be no reason for wifi to drop, no matter what you do on the phone, but MMS would still go out over cellular.  I tried to reproduce this, my wifi and cellular both stay on.  

Perhaps, just a blip in your wifi that happened at the same time as sending the MMS?  

 

 

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7 years ago

Thanks, the wifi icon does stay on. so your response makes sense. I just never noticed the data icon also active

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