Check SMS texts without phone service?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MBX, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    Hi there

    Is there any way to somehow check SMS text's without a cellular network/ service on? Unfortunately SMS text's don't work over WiFi unlike iMessages and I can't switch to Google Voice/ Nr completely.

    I often find myself with no signal in the building I work but have great WiFi, yet for no use when I need SMS.

    Any way to check SMS online via computer?
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Natively, I do not know of any way to do this. Im in the same boat, I get no signal at work, but I do have wifi. I rely on iMessage for those with iPhones, but I did also make a Google Voice account to talk to those who dont have iPhones.

    You could try an IM service like skype, or a text app like Whatsapp, but these would need the other people to also have these apps

    But I dont see a way to forward text messages from a networkless phone to a PC/website/tablet.
  3. anaqvi786 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2013
    At iOS planet
    There actually is a way, but it depends o your carrier. If you have Verizon, I can help you otherwise no.

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