I have had a Galaxy S2 for 2 years. I just upgraded to the S4 3 weeks ago.

Until this morning, I was able to send SMS messages without data mobile being on via my Wi-Fi connection. I have made no alterations to my phone other than trying out various suggestions on given on forum sites. I have tried 3-word messages as a test and even these are converted to MMS.

I have loaded both Handcent and Bigsms. They work, but why should I have to have these after 2 years and 3 weeks without a problem?

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    See Amit's answer in the link above.
    – geffchang
    Jul 9, 2013 at 12:33
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  • This might be a different issue than the "possible dupe": there long SMS get converted, here even short ones. Rather see SMS converts to MMS after only one word -- which unfortunately has no answer, but the comment over there might prove helpful.
    – Izzy
    Jul 9, 2013 at 14:20
  • OK, looks like despite my previous comment, some answers to the linked questions seem to cover this as well :)
    – Izzy
    Jul 9, 2013 at 21:17


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