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S21 5G messenger text over wi-fi

(Topic created: 10-16-2021 02:41 PM)
JAH-CA
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I moved to Xfinity from Verizon a couple months ago & upgraded from an S8 to S21 5G. I rely on wifi calling & texting to communicate from my house.

I had no problems with the S8 & Message+ (Verizon app, I believe) for texting over wifi, but the S21 with Xfinity came with Messenger pre-loaded so I use that & texting over wifi doesn't seem to work. If I don't have a bar or 2 of cell service, I can't send or receive & it says it's waiting for service. Can't seem to find a specific setting for text over wifi but do for call over wifi.

Any help will be appreciated.

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MangoKiwi
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You need to have RCS. Google messages has this, but it also says that your carrier has to support RCS. Given that you're not using a major carrier, that may be the problem. You should look up if they even support RCS.

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bill-e
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Does Messenger have Chat features (RCS)?  I think that needs to be enabled.

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hackednomore
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Don't see RCS
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Robin621k
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Download Google Messages, it will work on wifi
Mayze
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Yup Google is the way to go. Go in your settings and turn on chat. You might be able to do the same in Samsung Messages
hackednomore
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Nope
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hackednomore
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I seem to have the same problem with Google Fi with my S21 G5
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MangoKiwi
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Google messages has RCS. You have to enable it though. Also, I think it also depends on your carrier. You should check to see whether or not your carrier supports RCS.
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Mayze
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RCS 🤦🏿‍:male_sign:🤦🏿‍:male_sign:🤦🏿‍:male_sign:
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MangoKiwi
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You need to have RCS. Google messages has this, but it also says that your carrier has to support RCS. Given that you're not using a major carrier, that may be the problem. You should look up if they even support RCS.

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