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    I just got this phone and it is supposed to be able to text without any charge, while on Wi-Fi but I'm being charged. TracFone said it
    could be a problem with my settings. Any suggestions?


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    Re: TracFone Samsung Galaxy Centura Texting

    If you're sending SMS that is different from sending messages via a messaging app. What are you using to send messages?
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    Re: TracFone Samsung Galaxy Centura Texting

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    If you're sending SMS that is different from sending messages via a messaging app. What are you using to send messages?
    I have been using the pre-installed "Messaging" app and just sending/receiving text messages (no pictures).



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    Re: TracFone Samsung Galaxy Centura Texting

    Right, so that would be SMS. For something to go over wi-fi you need something that does messaging. Like Google Hangouts, Whatsapp, or Facebook messenger.
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    Re: TracFone Samsung Galaxy Centura Texting

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    Right, so that would be SMS. For something to go over wi-fi you need something that does messaging. Like Google Hangouts, Whatsapp, or Facebook messenger.
    Thanks. I'll give it a try.



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    Re: TracFone Samsung Galaxy Centura Texting

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    Right, so that would be SMS. For something to go over wi-fi you need something that does messaging. Like Google Hangouts, Whatsapp, or Facebook messenger.
    I checked on whatsapp and it appears that you can only send to people that have it installed on their phones - is that correct? I tried using Google hangouts and couldn't figure it out.



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    Re: TracFone Samsung Galaxy Centura Free Texting

    Right - the person getting the message has to have the corresponding app installed on their phone.
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    Re: TracFone Samsung Galaxy Centura Free Texting

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    Right - the person getting the message has to have the corresponding app installed on their phone.
    Is there an app that doesn't require the person getting the message to have the same app? I also found out that I can't run Google Hangouts (it requires Android 4.4 and my phone has 4.0.4). I guess I can always send "text messages" from my e-mail account.



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    Re: TracFone Samsung Galaxy Centura Free Texting

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    Thanks. Sounds like it might be the answer.



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