01-25-2023 04:19 PM
Can you help me figure out why my texts aren’t reaching Canada from Florida except when I’m on wifi? I sent sms message and it didn’t work. My husband got a text I sent him as a test but he is with me in Florida but my family didn’t the text I sent them.
Aso, Am I supposed to keep cellular data on? I am worried it will use data and I only purchased US talk and text.
Does US talk and text cover sending photos via text?
thanks for your help
01-28-2023 05:44 AM - edited 01-28-2023 05:45 AM
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01-27-2023 04:38 PM
Thank you. With your help I finally figured out receiving texts while in the US.
01-27-2023 10:45 AM
ThanksI will try that as soon as I am off wifi. But what about my inability to receive messages when not on wifi. I thought us roaming talk and text allowed me to send and receive texts and phone calls from us and Canada while in the US.Thank you
@Anter because you are using iPhone's iMessage. iMessage is not true SMS, it's something that needs data, like Whatsapp message. Your friends are sending you iMessage and hence you need data or wifi to receive
you can either ask your friend to send as Text (true SMS) or you can buy roaming Data
01-27-2023 10:43 AM
01-27-2023 10:08 AM
Can you help me figure out why my texts aren’t reaching Canada from Florida except when I’m on wifi? I sent sms message and it didn’t work.
@Anter you were not sending traditional SMS. You were sending iMessage (or RCS). Since you have no roaming data, the message won't sent until you have Wifi
Go to Settings > Messages.
Toggle Send as SMS switch to off.
When iMessage is unavailable, individual messages will not send. Tap and hold these individual messages until you get an option menu.
Tap Send as Text Message.
01-27-2023 10:04 AM
I am still having unresolved issues. The phone service seems to be working but I realized I am only receiving texts when I am on wifi. What is needed to correct that I am not receiving texts as indicated by the US roaming plan I purchased? SMS button is on and so is roaming.
thanks for your help
01-25-2023 04:47 PM - edited 01-25-2023 04:51 PM
edit, NVM previous...
iMessage or Chat features both need wifi or data to send/receive messages.
If you are android, do you have Chat Features enabled on your device ? If so turn it off.
Disable your Chat Features:
Otherwise, if iMessage is being used, see @dust2dust's post.
01-25-2023 04:25 PM - edited 01-25-2023 04:28 PM
Are you using an iPhone? You must have Roaming enabled even if you don't have a US Roaming data add on. However you will not be able to send and recieve MMS without a US roaming data add on. Where are you in Florida? Have your voice services been working?
There are no overages or extra billing at pm so you don't have to worry about using a service as it will either work meaning it's included or it won't work meaning it's either a feature pm doesn't offer or one you have to prepay for in order to use it....ie. Mobile data.
01-25-2023 04:25 PM
This is imessage wanting to use the internet. You won't use any data as you didn't buy data. You will need to set imessage to send as sms. Possibly even turn off imessage while in the states. Or use the internet somehow.
01-25-2023 04:22 PM