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DiggerB
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Occasionally my text messages are being converted into MMS when I send them, for which I then get charged. I’ve looked into this and I think this happens when the SMS ones are too long. How do I know what the limit is for sending SMS messages before they are converted to MMS? Is this specific to each phone or to the provider I am with? My phone (Samsung S6) does not tell me when this limit is reached.

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There is normally a setting in the messages app about message length.
See also the guide below:
https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/How-to-Guides/Accidental-MMS-Sending-and-How-to-Avoid-it/ba-p/1014132

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Want to buy phone insurance
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Thanks for replying. I shall take a look at that article.

 

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If you want insurance you would be better off shopping around online. O2 insurance has to be applied by O2 and getting through to them will be nigh impossible.

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its normally 160 characters and if your sms all of a suddend shows kb instead of a message count, thats normally a good indicator it has now changed to mms, this does vary from phone to phone though, some will flash up and say your message has now converted to mms

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Thanks for your reply. I've managed to find it within the 'Settings' on my phone, and have set it to alert me to when a SMS message is about to be converted to a MMS. Every day's a school day !
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Thanks for your information. I've managed to find it under 'Settings' on my phone, and have set it to alert me when a text message is about to be converted to a MMS one. I didn't know it was there !
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