Quick Answer: Is Mobile Data Required For MMS?

Does MMS need mobile data?

MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service – essentially mobile messaging for pictures, sound and video clips.

However, since MMS messages use an internet connection, you will need a data plan to send MMS messages and will not be able to send MMS messages via Wifi..

Can I send MMS without data?

Android MMS requires a data connection from the cellular carrier. Text Messaging does not require data and MMS will not work on wifi. The iPhone is the only exception to that rule as it can send both text and MMS over a wifi connection using iMessage unless you are using a 3rd party application.

Do you need mobile data to send text messages?

You can still send messages regardless of whether you have Mobile Data on or off. Sending a text message does not use Mobile Data, instead it just uses your cell network or mobile phone company signal. You don’t need to disable 3G/4G/mobile data as it’s turned off as standard.

Does MMS count towards data?

MMS data is NOT charged to your data plan. Even if you have a texting only plan, MMS is included.

Why do you need mobile data to send MMS?

It has to do with a MMS proxy that tries to avoid accidently sending over WIFI. MMS being an old protocol, part of the issue is authentication. With using their own specific app, they can authenticate(mobile data connection) the MMS protocol and the user attached, to be able to use over WIFI.

Do I need data to send picture messages?

You do not require a data plan to send MMS, however data does need to be enabled. Have you verified your phone is using the correct APN and MMS settings? You can verify them here.