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  1. #1

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    Jan 31, 2007
    Can't send text over wifi (w/o bars)
    So when I have no bars, but have wifi I can't send texts.

    Just upgraded to iOS6. The iOS5 did this sometimes, but rarely.

    Everything in my Messaging settings is correct.

    Can't find an answer online.

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    Dec 22, 2006
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    No bars indicates no signal or weak signal strength.
    Move to location where you do have bars.
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    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2007
    So when I don't have service, but I'm fully connected on wifi - I can't send texts?

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    Oct 19, 2008
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    Texts are sent over the cellular service, not WiFi. If you don't have a cell signal, you can't send or receive text. In that case, you may want to resort to email or a web based messaging client.
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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Not to confuse things, but iMessage can in fact send SMS-like (note the use of the term "like") messages to other iDevices on Wi-Fi. But as vansmith points out, this is not quite the same as true SMS text messages.

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