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Text messages in airplane mode
Jamesca82
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I’ve looked at a few other posts and not quite sure I have the same situation.  I’m currently visiting Thailand, my iPhone is in airplane mode and I’m connected to Wi-Fi.  I’m getting iMessages as expected (blue bubbles), but I’m also getting regular SMS text messages (green bubbles).

Wi-Fi calling is turned on, is that why they’re still coming though?

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Re: Text messages in airplane mode
vzw_customer_support
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Thank you for reaching out here on this platform. If you have Wi-Fi calling on that would be the reason. I would put the phone in Airplane mode if you would rather not receive any calls/messagess. -Dolores

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Re: Text messages in airplane mode
vzw_customer_support
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Thank you for reaching out here on this platform. If you have Wi-Fi calling on that would be the reason. I would put the phone in Airplane mode if you would rather not receive any calls/messagess. -Dolores

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MJohnson2
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If you have Wifi calling on, but phone is in airplane mode and cellular is turned off, then you won't be charged international travel fees for sending/receiving texts-  is this correct?

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Re: Text messages in airplane mode
vzw_customer_support
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Good morning, MJohnson2! You have a great question! When you have the device on Airplane Mode it will not connect to the network. Does this help clarify?  ~Rachel

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SouthFlorida
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I did not receive my text messages in airplane mode.   When i returned home to my ipad, there were several messages received while I was in airplane mode.  None of those messages show up on my iphone.   Why is text messaging not syncing?

 

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Re: Text messages in airplane mode
vzw_customer_support
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I understand your concern. When a device is in Airplane Mode, it is not able to connect to a cellular network. Since text messages strictly come through cellular, the text messages would not be able to be delivered, until the device is taken back off out Airplane Mode. However, if the messages were iMessages, you would still be able to receive them in Airplane Mode, as long as the device is connected to Wi-Fi. Just to clarify, have you had trouble receiving any text messages, since turning Airplane Mode off?

*Gabriel

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