To use iMessage or chat features (RCS) you need an internet connection (with a Shaw Mobile data plan or WiFi).

Without a data plan or WiFi connection, you will get an error message while sending. Your Messages app may prompt you to “Send as Text Message” or “Switch to text (SMS/MMS)”.

Group Messaging with MMS is a great alternative to iMessage or chat features, and doesn't require a subscription to a data plan (though you will need to make sure that your data connection is enabled for it to work). 


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Find additional details on Apple's iMessage or chat features.

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