Why do I have to download text messages and texted photos

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What phone do you have? Samsung Galaxy S7

What plan are you on? 1 Gig

Does your plan include data, or just talk & text? Includes data


Issue Description

Hi @dotfoote,

Are you using Messages by Google or Republic Anywhere as your text messaging app? Samsung’s bundled Messages app does not work with Republic service and using it does produce the symptoms you describe.

Beyond that, are you seeing any specific error messages? Are you being asked to install and open the Republic Wireless app?

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I am using Messages. I think it’s Google Messages. I can try Republic Anywhere.

I’ll do it later tonight or tomorrow. Finishing up a Longmire episode now.

Thanks. Auto download while roaming wasn’t blue. That is probably it. I’ll see how tomorrow goes. It has also happened in my house when I thought I was on wi-fi.

I’ve noticed the white arch is also missing on the upper left corner. And yet, I am on wi-fi.

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