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Wed, Jun 24, 2015 4:50 AM

AT&T messages on iphone

I had hoped that Messages would be a solution when cellular service is not available but wifi is. However, since I access my wifi with my iphone I liiked for an app similar to android - nothing. So I tried to access via a webpage and a message came up telling me the site was not available for a small screen. What gives? Why is this so difficult?



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15.2K Messages

6 y ago

Hi there @skdmark


I’d be happy to help!


Due to the nature of AT&T Messages and Apple’s policy on apps which provide similar functionality to core features, we are unable to provide the AT&T Messages app on iOS. The backup feature of AT&T Messages will still work with your iOS line, however, so you can access your texts online from your desktop/laptop at


If messaging other iPhones, Apple’s iMessage service allows for free messaging over WiFi. For other devices, a third party app may be used, though this generally requires that the recipient is using the same app.


I hope this helps!


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2 Messages

6 y ago

I can understand why you cannot provide the app. However, is there a reason why the website cannot be accessed by a mobile device? Or is that an Apple rule also?

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