GS4 MMS Issue - VZW

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  1. mpax9

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    I know that for some weird reason the Galaxy line of phones can't receive MMS when on WiFi - is there any work around though? I found some setting in Go SMS that mentions APN settings as a potential workaround but I have no idea what to enter. I'm on VZW, GS4.

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  2. THEPRFCT1

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    The funny thing is I noticed that if on wifi and I send an mms the phone automatically uses mobile data for the few seconds to send the media then switches back to wifi. Great question.

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    this is because the messages have to go through the Verizon network to send a message so the only way for it to connect to the network is using there data that is why it switches to mobile data when sending a text or mms
     
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    Then you would think that it could or should do the same while receiving no?

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    every time i have received one it has been through vzw data
     
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    Yeah I'm unable to send or receive MMS when I have mobile data off. I started just leaving it on even though I keep connected to WiFi anytime I'm not out, because it doesn't seem to affect much.
     
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    This is not specific to the Galaxy line of phones, just how it is.
     
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    Is this because of 4g? If that's the case I'm sticking with my nexus for a little bit longer.

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    No every single phone will do this it is just part of how the network works
     
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    Can we in fact receive mms while on wifi only then?

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    no you have to be connected to mobile data
     
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