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Unable to send/receive group text messages!!!

crosby1
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iPhone 5 with iOs 7.0.4

I don't use LTE/3G data, so that is turned off.  I only use wireless data when connected to my home or other free network.

When NOT connected to a wireless network, I am unable to send or receive group messages either from other iPhones or Android-based phones.

This is incredibly annoying.

Do I really have to have my LTE/3G data enabled in order to send/receive group text messages????

If so, that's a complete waste of my data package as far as I'm concerned.  I really don't care about the whole "iMessage" thing, so I'm not sure why I can't send/receive group text messages as plain texts????

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Re: Unable to send/receive group text messages!!!

crosby1
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Any help with this??

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Re: Unable to send/receive group text messages!!!

SuzyQ
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crosby1 wrote:

iPhone 5 with iOs 7.0.4

Do I really have to have my LTE/3G data enabled in order to send/receive group text messages????  YES.

If so, that's a complete waste of my data package as far as I'm concerned. ... I'm not sure why I can't send/receive group text messages as plain texts????

Group messages are considered MMS, not SMS.  MMS is transmitted over the cellular (data) network.  It does NOT use your data plan, it uses your texting allowance.  But data DOES need to be enabled to send and receive group and picture texts.

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Re: Unable to send/receive group text messages!!!

mdmorgan
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If you are on a Verizon Post-Paid plan, Multi-Media messages or MMS messages shouldn't require data due to the fact that all of it is added to your message allowance in every billing cycle.

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