Hi, I'm new to PM. In order to send picture and video messages I need the data turned on when I'm not around WIFI. My question is when I'm out and about without wifi and turn on my data to send messages with pics and videos, is this using my bonus data of 250 or is that for separate? Also, when I turn on data out and about how do I stop Google and other programs from using it up? I turned off refresh for apps but some are greyed out and I cant turn them off. For example Firefox app is greyed out and many more programs greyed out. For a long time now I haven't had data with my Koodo plan because I wasn't the one using it up. My phone and google did. I just came from Koodo prepaid and like I said I didn't order data.Im using my unlocked iPhone 6s Plus in case you can tell me a way to grey out these other programs. Thanks Pash
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@PashIf you have MMS fallback turned on in iMessage then any pictures and video should count as text.
You should be able to stop apps from accessing Cellular data by toggling them off under Settings -> Cellular, unless you have some type of profiles like Jamf installed.
@PashBecause in terms of messaging iMessages without fallback turned on are more akin to apps like Whatsapp than pure SMS or MMS. When Public says unlimited text, they mean messages that comply with SMS and MMS standards.
Yes I can turn off those apps listed where you say in the settings but Firefox is not showing there do I can't stop the refreshing on that one and others I have installed.
Thanks but why carrier charges when I have unlimited text, video, and messaging??
There are no extra charges here.
You would want to turn off using cell data for most apps and OS on your phone.
Normal MMS doesn't count against your data. iMessage may do it's own thing. I'll defer to other iphone folks for that detail.
I will turn them on then. So they will work when I'm away from wifi. And, is data from my bonus 25o being used when I'm sending messages outside of wifi? Thanks
Thank you. Glad to hear my bonus data won't be used for messages. I will do as you all suggest to keep google and refresh programs from eating it up. Thanks again