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Text Messaging on Android w/o WhatsApp...

New Arrival

I don't want to use WhatsApp! Why can't we message with standard text messaging like 🍏 users have iMessage? 

Thanks! 

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Re: Text Messaging on Android w/o WhatsApp...

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Solution

Because Apple's iMessages aren't actually standard SMS text messages which rely on a cellular connection. iMessage uses a data connection instead. Android text is actually SMS text and since there's no cellular connection available in the air you can't use it, thus you need to use a messaging app such as WhatsApp that uses a data connection. 

 

Here's a little synopsis I found:

https://www.xfinity.com/hub/mobile/difference-between-imessages-and-sms-messages

 

--TheMiddleSeat

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Re: Text Messaging on Android w/o WhatsApp...

New Arrival

We have Google Fi which sends everything over WiFi where there's a signal. Can't we work something else out rather than forcing us to use Whatsapp?

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Re: Text Messaging on Android w/o WhatsApp...

Active Member

If you are talking to anyone on WhatsApp about a potential job it’s a scam

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Re: Text Messaging on Android w/o WhatsApp...

New Arrival

I'm NOT talking to anyone about a job! I'm trying to find out why we can't text message or Facebook message with Google Fi which sends everything over WiFi where there's a signal. Can't we work something else out rather than forcing us to use Whatsapp?