I have a cricket Moto e5. I recieve individual SMS/MMS test messages and group text just fine from other Android users as far as I can tell. However, recently have encountered a problem when iphone users include me in group texts. Rather than just giving me the message, I get a notification with a link to "download" the message. The download never completes unless I am connected to a wifi network. This seems to be some kind of conflict between Android's MMS and Apples imessage systems. Based on suggestions on the internet I have attempted the following:
1. I have ask several iphoner's to ensure they have my phone number listed as "mobile" rather than "iphone" in their contacts list
2. I have asked several iphoner's to ensure their settings are set to "send SMS when imessage is not available"
3. I have verified that I do NOT have a active imessage account with Apple.
Anyone have a fix for this?