iPads, iPhones, no data, imessage


Sep 13, 2010
Please help.

I bought my kids both the 5S for Christmas, my wife has an iPhone 5S too.

The kids do not have a data plan. Many of their friends don't have phones, only iPads, so my kids want to use imessage to text with those friends.

My wife wants iMessage because she's in iMessage groups with coworkers.

But when my kids leave the house and lose WiFi, they of course lose data and lose imessage then when my wife tries to text them or they text her it of course fails. How can I get them to both keep iMessage on but text each other over green SMS instead.

Is that possible?

My texts to my kids works fine when they drop data because I'm android.