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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

MMS - With data turned off

Am on the $15 plan for my kid. She keeps the data off to make sure that she only uses the 250mb in case of an emergency.

 

We wanted to setup a group sms chat - myself, spouse and kid. It's not working and I think it has to do with mobile data and APN maybe.

 

Can anyone shed some light on how to get it to work with data turned off?

 

Is MMS included in the unlimited text package (can you send pics, etc)? 

 

Thanks!

Mayor / Maire

Re: MMS - With data turned off


@shafarrah wrote:

Am on the $15 plan for my kid. She keeps the data off to make sure that she only uses the 250mb in case of an emergency.

 

We wanted to setup a group sms chat - myself, spouse and kid. It's not working and I think it has to do with mobile data and APN maybe.

 

Can anyone shed some light on how to get it to work with data turned off?

 

Is MMS included in the unlimited text package (can you send pics, etc)? 

 

Thanks!


Data needs to be on for MMS.

Can the phone browse the internet with the browser using the data?

 

Find your phone on this list:
Officially Recognized APN Reference

If your phone isn't there maybe these might work:
APN Settings:
Name: Mobile Internet
APN: sp.mb.com
Proxy: Not set
Port: Not set
Username: Not set
Password: Not set
Server: Not set
MMSC: http://aliasredirect.net/proxy/mb/mmsc
MMS proxy: 74.49.0.18
MMS port: 80
MCC: 302
MNC: 220
Authentication type: Not set
APN type: default,mms,agps,supl,fota,hipri,dun
APN protocol: IPv4
APN roaming protocol: IPv4
APN enable/disable: APN enabled
Bearer: Unspecified
MVNO type: GID
MVNO value: 4D4F

Mayor / Maire

Re: MMS - With data turned off

@shafarrah When testing for internet use with data as @z10user4 said, turn wifi off so it does not take over.

GR
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: MMS - With data turned off

@shafarrah  is it an iPhone?  If so you can go in cellular settings and toggle off all apps using data except phone and that way the iMessage and mms will work!  If it's android it can be done too  

Mayor / Maire

Re: MMS - With data turned off

@shafarrah hi data needs to be turned on for mms but does not use your available data, that being said other things could use your data example background apps Smiley Happy sms on the other hand does not need data enabled 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: MMS - With data turned off


@RossN wrote:

@shafarrah hi data needs to be turned on for mms but does not use your available data, that being said other things could use your data example background apps Smiley Happy sms on the other hand does not need data enabled 


That's why I don't want data left on...

 

My wife is on Bell and has no data at all. Yet, she can do MMS...So there must be a way.

GR
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: MMS - With data turned off

@shafarrah  with bell you can put a data block and pay 2$ a month to be able to use mms!  What kind of phone does your daughter have?

Mayor / Maire

Re: MMS - With data turned off


@shafarrah wrote:

@RossN wrote:

@shafarrah hi data needs to be turned on for mms but does not use your available data, that being said other things could use your data example background apps Smiley Happy sms on the other hand does not need data enabled 


That's why I don't want data left on...

 

My wife is on Bell and has no data at all. Yet, she can do MMS...So there must be a way.


Curiously, my Samsung S7 will do this on its own. I can have data turned off. Send an MMS and watch the little LTE icon come on for a moment and the MMS has sent. It doesn't grab the data buffer either.

I'm not an Apple guy so I won't comment on iphones.

Mayor / Maire

Re: MMS - With data turned off


@shafarrah wrote:

@RossN wrote:

@shafarrah hi data needs to be turned on for mms but does not use your available data, that being said other things could use your data example background apps Smiley Happy sms on the other hand does not need data enabled 


That's why I don't want data left on...

 

My wife is on Bell and has no data at all. Yet, she can do MMS...So there must be a way.


Your wifes works because as mentioned MMS does not require data but it does need data turned on even though she doesn't have any. My daughter is on the same plan and she also turns data off but I tested it and like @GR mentioned if you have everything under Cellular Data turned off except phone than it will work fine and not use data. 

@z10user4 I just tested and it is like GR mentioned!

Re: MMS - With data turned off

Simple answer.  Turn the data on, it will not count against the small data.  MMS requires data to be turned on, but will not use the included bucket of data.

 

If on an iPhone, it actually uses data bucket if using the fancy iMessage setting turned on, unless connected to WiFi.

 

Your wife’s plan has no data bucket with Bell, but sends MMS at no usage while her data option is enabled.

 

If your daughters small bucket of data runs out, the MMS will continue to work, even without a scrap of data available.  It’s zero-rated...Iaka free.