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    WiFi and MMS

    So I have a Smart Action setup to turn off cellular data when connected to WiFi, what I found to be very odd is the phone will not download MMS messages, you have to be on cellular data.

    Why in the world would this be the case?
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    Hmmm, can I really be the only one experiencing this!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselpowered View Post
    Hmmm, can I really be the only one experiencing this!?
    Nope, cellular data is required to send and receive MMS messages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselpowered View Post
    So I have a Smart Action setup to turn off cellular data when connected to WiFi, what I found to be very odd is the phone will not download MMS messages, you have to be on cellular data.

    Why in the world would this be the case?
    Not to sound crass, but it is pretty much self-explanatory. Cellular Data IS SMS & MMS. Cellular Audio is the other side. Since SMS & MMS can be carried over the Cellular Voice carrier, you don't need 3G or 4G to have SMS or MMS. Of course, without 3G or 4G you can't surf the web.

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    Yeah I found that out too. When I am in a wifi only setting and get an MMS, I just toggle cell data "on" to download. Doesn't happen often for me though.
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    Thanks all, however, I just find this odd, while their may not be cellular data, there is data via the WiFi...I imagine it is an Android thing as this was never the case with my iPhone 4...unless I am missing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselpowered View Post
    Thanks all, however, I just find this odd, while their may not be cellular data, there is data via the WiFi...I imagine it is an Android thing as this was never the case with my iPhone 4...unless I am missing something.
    Yes, you are missing the reality of what is going on. If you are only connected to wifi, which has nothing to with your phone number, how would your device know to receive an mms? How would an outgoing message be transported?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vatothe0 View Post
    Yes, you are missing the reality of what is going on. If you are only connected to wifi, which has nothing to with your phone number, how would your device know to receive an mms? How would an outgoing message be transported?
    Thanks for the reply.

    Hmmm then using that logic, how can it send and receive SMS messages...not to mention how can it work on my iPhone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselpowered View Post
    Thanks for the reply.

    Hmmm then using that logic, how can it send and receive SMS messages...not to mention how can it work on my iPhone?
    Even with cellular data disabled, you are still connected to the 1x network that sms are transported on as well as phone calls. Since you used smart actions to disable data, your Maxx cannot dynamically turn it on to send/recv mms. Since the iPhone is less customizable, it is automatically connecting to 3g and sending or receiving the MMS.

    You might try changing the smart action to enable wifi when you get home instead of disabling cell data. If you are disconnected from wifi though, you may use a bunch of cell data on accident.
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    When I disable cellular I still receive messages but not attachments.



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