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I have a problem. I recently switched to my note 3 from an I5 and love everything except for there doesn't seem to be a way to text via wifi. I have a lot of classes in the basement or in labs at my school where data service is non existent but on the iPhone I could I message over my schools wifi..... what can I do with my note to mirror this? It drives me and my wife nuts that for hours at a time my phone is a paper weight unless we talk via FB messenger which eats up her data plan.


Is there a solution to this problem or is this phone doomed to not send a text using wifi data?
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You my friend may be outta luck looking to text via wifi. Something I wish I could do. You probably was using Imessage on your I5 which can use wifi

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If you don't mind having a Second phone number for texting, Pinger might be your best bet to txt over wifi.

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If you don't mind having a second phone number to text from, you can set up a Google Voice account. Then you can send texts via wifi with the VoicePlus app.
 
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You can also use hangouts

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I have a problem. I recently switched to my note 3 from an I5 and love everything except for there doesn't seem to be a way to text via wifi. I have a lot of classes in the basement or in labs at my school where data service is non existent but on the iPhone I could I message over my schools wifi..... what can I do with my note to mirror this? It drives me and my wife nuts that for hours at a time my phone is a paper weight unless we talk via FB messenger which eats up her data plan.


Is there a solution to this problem or is this phone doomed to not send a text using wifi data?
I was going to suggest hangouts as well. I don't use it but I'm guessing it would work over wifi

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FYI, one additional limitation of Google Voice (yes, it works over WiFi) is that can neither send nor receive MMS.

Which means that if you text using your GV number, you have to hope your friends and relatives will be able remember that they can only MMS you using your cell #, but not your GV #. They won't get a notification that an MMS sent to your GV number got silently dropped, and neither will you.

Looks like Hangouts is supposed to do both

https://support.google.com/hangouts/.../3441321?hl=en

(although I haven't used it yet)

but YMMV may vary depending on country. (Same goes with GV too I would presume).
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