With Newer Smartphones Can you still Send SMS messages

My Plan includes Unlimited SMS messages, and my phone is set to send by SMS.

But the otherday when I had a DATA outage, i couldn't even send a text message to my wife.

As best as I know how I have my old Iphone set to send SMS, Imessages turn OFF ans MMS also turned on.

But for some reason I cant seem to recived Pictures unless I have data and aperantly not even basic SMSs .

Looking to buy a new smart phone thru Fizz , but is SMS dead in smart phones? or is it a FIZZ issue?

Aaron

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  • Idefizz
    Idefizz 🌈💰️🌞═══⇒5+1GB➕💲25►REFERRAL CODE ► LRYiH ◄ CODE RÉFÉRENCE◄25💲➕5+1Go ⇐═══🎁≤2021-05-29✔️Posts: 1,422
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    And for the record, SMS is free to receive.

    So ask a friend to send you an SMS to check if it works. If you do not receive it, there is a different issue.

    If that passes, but still cannot send a plain text SMS (or it's not received), then check your phone settings, APN, remove-replace your SIM card.

    Finally, SMS is meant to be replaced with an enhanced protocol called RCS for Android. Look it up at: https://fizz.ca/en/faq/whats-rcs-messaging-android-phones . There are debates around it and iMessage. In the end I always suggest something a bit platform independent and stronger like Signal or Element but adoption is not there yet. All those, I believe, requires data plans.

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  • Idefizz
    Idefizz 🌈💰️🌞═══⇒5+1GB➕💲25►REFERRAL CODE ► LRYiH ◄ CODE RÉFÉRENCE◄25💲➕5+1Go ⇐═══🎁≤2021-05-29✔️Posts: 1,422
    edited March 21

    Not a Fizz issue.

    MMS uses the data plan. When you send picture over SMS it is first switching to the MMS protocol.

    You cannot send anything other than text in SMS.

  • Whizz
    Whizz Posts: 8,526

    Hello Aaron T. #7761,

    I am sorry to hear about the situation you encountered. 
    As Idefizz said, texts that contain images are converted to multimedia text and they require mobile data. 
    If you are not able to receive regular texts, please make sure the sender (if he is using an iPhone) has the iMessage turned off also. 
    If this is not the case please contact our support team for further assistance: https://fizz.ca/en/contact-us

    Have a great day,
    Alex 

  • Whizz
    Whizz Posts: 8,526

    Hello Aaron T. #7761,

    I am sorry to hear about the situation you encountered. 
    As Idefizz said, texts that contain images are converted to multimedia text and they require mobile data. 
    If you are not able to receive regular texts, please make sure the sender (if he is using an iPhone) has the iMessage turned off also. 
    If this is not the case please contact our support team for further assistance: https://fizz.ca/en/contact-us

    Have a great day,
    Alex 

  • Dgjf
    Dgjf Code de référence/Referral code: BS7M5Posts: 2,623

    Picture always need data for every carrier its normal. No SMS is not dead but to be honest i dont use SMS anymore its so more convinent to chat on Facebook Messenger, Twitter, ect.

    Have a nice day :)

  • StefanM
    StefanM * Code référence/referral code 25$ -> ALXMQ *Posts: 995

    Every phone can receive and send normal text messages! It’s one of the core functions of phones. However, you tried to send an MMS, which requires data.

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