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Have you tried to send MMS with ting via wifi??? If so you will have found what I have, you can't!!! Nothing was said about this when I was looking into going with thing. This translates to outrageous data charges like before wifi!! I am hoping for a work around like gmail, and it would seem that gmail is the work around and can be sent via wifi if the recipient is not blocking incoming mail. All in all this really sucks and should be told loud and clear.. but it is not!!! Shame on you Ting

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  • It works depending on the particular phone model & app used. This has nothing to do with the carrier.
    Google Hangouts, for instance. I had the same issue with Google Play on an unactivated phone connected to Wi-Fi.
    There is nothing Ting can do about this. It is likely a restriction in the Google app.
    Most phones, if connected to Wi-Fi use that instead of data. If you want to be sure to not use data, you can turn access off at the Ting dashboard at https://ting.com/account/devices

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  • You need to apologize to Ting.

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  • (You need to apologize to Ting.)

    Before I installed ting there was no problem sending MMS with wifi!!
    Here is a quote from Ting help center.
    3. Can I send and receive MMS over Wi-Fi?

    No, MMS messages require a cellular data connection unless you are using a 3rd party app.

    On Android and Windows phones you'll need to download a 3rd party app and the person you want to send messages to will also need to be using that app.

    iOS devices come with iMessage as a native app which allows for MMS over Wi-Fi as long as you're sending to another person with an iOS device who also has iMessage enabled. If iMessaging is disabled then a data connection is needed to send MMS. The same applies if messages are being sent/received with a user who doesn't have an iOS device or doesn't have it enabled.

    I owe no apology...

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  • You & I know as users that there is nothing Ting can do about it sh they should have no shame. I have saved money with Ting for many years both on CDMA & GSM.

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  • It is shameful that this fact is not openly disclosed prier to purchase.

    No apology.

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  • Enlighten us where other wireless carriers disclose this. They all see the same issue.

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  • (Enlighten us where other wireless carriers disclose this. They all see the same issue.)

    I have used AT$T, TMobile, Verizon and sprint and none have this problem.

    This has become boring so go ahead and get the last word if that makes you feel good.

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  • Have you tried Textra for you messaging app? This post over on the Sprint forum says it gets around Sprint's MMS over WiFi issue.
    https://community.sprint.com/baw/message/908792

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  • Thanks for the 411, but no cigar. Textra is a nice setup for messaging but it will not send mms via wifi on the ping network (for me anyway) but that is fine Gmail seems to be working fine to send pics via wifi so that Is what I shall do.

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  • Must give the devil his due, so far ping has delivered much better service than my last provider T-mobile. I consistently receive better phone and internet service in most areas better than any of the providers I have used in the past.
    This is not to be misconstrued as an apology for my previous statement.....LOL

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