Do you need 3G for........

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  1. Neko

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    Do you need 3G for sending and receiving text/email?

    I DO NOT get 3G in my house, and it seem to me that when I am on my WiFi it does not send text or email.

    Is this correct?
     
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    it will work without 3g just slower
     
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    You can send emails through wifi, but i THINK that you need 3g for txts.
     
  4. Neko

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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    lol...

    You don't need 3g for text messaging at all.

    Text messaging isn't DATA it's something that if you have signal it works.

    Sorry to burst anyones bubbles
     
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    as long as u have signal either 3g or 1x u can snd txt....for email..it would just be slower under 1x
     
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    1x is the talking network. All regular text messages are sent through the voice network.
    MMS messages are sent on the evdo signal and are using the higher speed data.
     
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    Text messaging was around long before 3G. Text messaging works on the 1X, MMS works with EVDO (3G).
     
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    In other words, text messages are not sent via WiFi.

    If you have no reception at all in your house (3G or 1X) then you won't be able to send/receive text messages.

    The only exception I can think of is possibly if you're using Google Voice but I don't know if it will send/receive over WiFi or not.
     
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    It should, Google voice text is data.
     
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    SMS - Voice network (which is why there is a limit on characters)
    MMS - Data network
    Call - Voice network
    GV SMS - Data network
    GV Call - Voice network, but if you use the app, it uses data
     
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    No you don't.

    You can do anything over the regular network but it'll be slow.
     
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