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Just got a new iphone 4s and having messaging problems

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Nov 22, 2013 10:04 PM

Ok, so I had a dumb phone and finally decided to get into the smart phone world and bought a new iphone 4s. However I did not like how much some of the data plans cost, so picked out the cheapest one I could find. My reasoning being that I am constantly around wifi locations so much that when I want to use data I will just be able to connect to a wifi network. In addition, to make sure that I didn't go over my small amount of data per month I turned off data services completely and only use wifi. My problem is that when this happens other iphone users who send me a text when I am not connected to wifi network are not able to send me a text because I am not connected to data and therefore my imessage does not work. I thought that turning my imessage off  would solve this issue. But then I just don't messages from other iphone users at all.


So i guess my question is this: is there any way to completely turn off imessage so that whenever someone sends me a text no matter what device they are using, the message is sent to me as an sms text?


Thanks for the help

iPhone 4S, iOS 7.0.4


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