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Sending emojis from a Samsung mobile

Why do I get charged for a picture message when I add an emoji to a message when using my Samsung Galaxy A3?

Emojis are so commonplace nowadays, and should be included in the tariff charges.

What do others think?

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Re: Sending emojis from a Samsung mobile

It's the Texting App on your phone which determines if it is sent as text or a MMS, only using standard emoji's will help.

Have a search in Google about it, and see what alternative texting apps people are using on their Samsung phones.
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Re: Sending emojis from a Samsung mobile

Type "samsung converting sms to mms" into Google and you should find some help/info.
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Re: Sending emojis from a Samsung mobile

Hi roy5051uk,

 

this isn't a fault with Virgin Mobile. It's the settings on your device converting the SMS (text message) to an MMS (picture message) and so you will be charged accordingly.

Basic "smileys" :-)   :-(  e.t.c should be OK. But if you try something more elaborate it will likely happen.

You may be able to disable this in the settings on your phone (it should at least warn you and give you the chance to prevent sending as MMS).

 

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Re: Sending emojis from a Samsung mobile

It's the Texting App on your phone which determines if it is sent as text or a MMS, only using standard emoji's will help.

Have a search in Google about it, and see what alternative texting apps people are using on their Samsung phones.
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Re: Sending emojis from a Samsung mobile

Type "samsung converting sms to mms" into Google and you should find some help/info.
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