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Default [Q] MMS wont's send when on WiFi

I have a unrooted s4 and it will not send mms messages when connected to wifi. I have to turn wifi off for the mms to send. I looked for some auto retrieve/send mms setting but couldn't find any. Anybody have any ideas what I can do?
 
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Can anyone else confirm this???? If so, please do, so i can submit this bug to Samsung.

I can't really test it myself, i have poor signal in my apt. The few times i have received at home it's worked fine. Haven't tried sending.
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last time i checked, MMS dont send via wifi. it goes via cell signal/data never worked when i was on my nexus. even now, when using Go SMS on my S4 i notice when i send a MMS while on wifi i can see the 3G/4G icon turn on just to send the picture then turn off
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I have used it at home while on Wi-Fi.

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last time i checked, MMS dont send via wifi. it goes via cell signal/data never worked when i was on my nexus. even now, when using Go SMS on my S4 i notice when i send a MMS while on wifi i can see the 3G/4G icon turn on just to send the picture then turn off
The OP was not expecting it to use Wi-Fi. He was expecting it to work while Wi-Fi was connected.

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My MMS is working while WiFi is on, but the MMS doesn't actually use WiFi to send the message, it is sent via the cell/data signal.
 
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I have used it at home while on Wi-Fi.

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The OP was not expecting it to use Wi-Fi. He was expecting it to work while Wi-Fi was connected.

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the problem may be when using the stock SMS app it may not send over wifi. when you're connected to wifi the phone defaults to sending everything it can via data that can be sent. are you using the stock SMS app?

i just tried to do it with stock SMS and the second i went to attach a photo, it disconnected my wifi to grab 3G/4G to send the photo. once it was done, it jumped back on wifi
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Cell tower issue....low signal issue? Dont contact Samsung until you try your phone in other places. Drive...if your old enough down the road like 5 miles...see if the mms goes through. Call Verizon and see if they are having issues with that tower.

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I have a unrooted s4 and it will not send mms messages when connected to wifi. I have to turn wifi off for the mms to send. I looked for some auto retrieve/send mms setting but couldn't find any. Anybody have any ideas what I can do?
I've never been able to send MMS through WIFI. So I always just thought it was something Verizon did to make you use more Data. If anyone knows a way around this. Would love to know as well.
 
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Default Same Issue

I am having the same issue when i am connected to WiFi in my house. No MMS will send. Once i turn off WiFI the MMS will go through. I have Data turned on as well) My tower strength is fine. Any ideas how to solve this? I am running a Verizon GS4.
 
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oh thank god someone else is having this issue. it's DRIVING ME NUTS!! sorry to not have any additional information but you are not alone :-/

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