You definitely don't need a separate data package in order to be able to picture message Noell1! It's included with any text messaging plan. Do you get any errors when you're trying to send? A general step you can try is to dial *228 and send. Choose option 1 when the voice comes on. When the phone is done programming, reset the phone and retest.
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Hi Mike, I am all set now. I had an old $15 a month plan since 2004! We did not text then. LOL But I had upgraded my phone a couple of times. I could of just unblocked my phone, but wanted to go on the newer $50 prepaid plan. So I did and all is good! Norma