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Emoji/Emoticons - Chargeable?

Mark_1980
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Hi,

 

I'm sure that this has been covered elsewhere, but I can't seem to find a conclusive answer.

 

Are the built-in emoji/emoticons (like the ones below) on Android charged as MMS when used in a text message? i.e. Do I get charged for every text I send with an Emoji in it?

 

I can't see any recent charges on my account to suggest that they are, but there are various discussions on the forum which would suggest that they are counted as MMS when used in a text..

 

Ta slight_smile

 

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Some are chargeable and others aren't.

I can only refer you to this thread

http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Other-Products-Services/Accidental-MMS-Sending-and-How-to-Avoid-it/td-p...

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Some are chargeable and others aren't.

I can only refer you to this thread

http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Other-Products-Services/Accidental-MMS-Sending-and-How-to-Avoid-it/td-p...

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Just to add. I have a Note 3 and I did my own test on this last week. The emoticons on screen when typing a message take up 90 characters for the first one. Each subsequent emoticon in the SAME message only takes up 2 characters each...

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Cleoriff wrote:

Some are chargeable and others aren't.

I can only refer you to this thread

http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Other-Products-Services/Accidental-MMS-Sending-and-How-to-Avoid-it/td-p...


I've literally just read that @Cleoriff, thanks.

 

I'm going to assume that I'd be pretty safe, as I only ever usually send one emoticon with a text, so even if it converts that to 90 characters I still wouldn't go over the SMS character limit most of the time slight_smile

 

Of course, I could have just stuck with my iPhone, used iMessage and been able to send whatever the hell I wanted to another iDevice user without getting charged.... But hey ho wink

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Have a look at my second post though @Mark_1980...when I tested it on my Note...

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@Cleoriff wrote:

Have a look at my second post though @Mark_1980...when I tested it on my Note...


I saw it, thanks. Good to know slight_smile

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Easy to be certain by just ticking the box in message setting and you will get a warning both visual and auidiable when a text converts to mms.

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@Mark_1980 there is an index of all our own written help threads here, for future reference http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Other-Products-Services/Index-of-Community-Guides/m-p/638349#M11305

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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Thanks @MI5

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