Can I send and receive SMS messages if my SIM only has a data plan?

by on July 20, 2011

Q: If I used a tablet SIM with a plan that includes data only with no airtime in my smartphone, would it be able to send and receive SMS messages?


2 Responses to “Can I send and receive SMS messages if my SIM only has a data plan?”
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    Normal SMS messages don’t transmit over data signals.
    You probably won’t be able to SMS, but even if you could, you would almost certainly be charged extra for it. The best answer would be to contact your service provider.

     
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    Picked as best answer

    My mother has a Galaxy tab with Data only plan and she was able to receive and send SMS messages.

    However, the thing to note is that you will be charged per message. If you are planning on using messaging feature look into a text messaging package if it is offered.