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Can send/receive text when out of data

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Fedup1981
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Can send/receive text when out of data

When my son has used all his data he can’t send or receive text messages. Including iMessage. Why is this? He can only do it when he’s at home on WiFi.

I’m on another network and my unlimited texts and calls aren’t linked to my data.

Any idea anyone? TIA
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Re: Can send/receive text when out of data

iMessages are sent using data and therefore need either a Wifi connection or cellular data availability.

 

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Re: Can send/receive text when out of data

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You can turn text messages on for when iMessages isn't available under Settings > Messages > Send as SMS - that may help with the sending part.
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Fedup1981
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Re: Can send/receive text when out of data

Thank you I didn’t realise that
Fedup1981
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Re: Can send/receive text when out of data

Thank you, that’s resolved it
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Re: Can send/receive text when out of data

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