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Samsung s6 sms to mms

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Hi i used to use google hangouts for my txts, it became laggy on the keyboard after the update, now every so often on the samsung s6 default txting app "messages" if i write a semi long txt and even add an emoji in there it converts it to mms... then i get charged 33p πŸ˜• is there anyway of stopping this? I have already looked in settings and set the sms settings to restricted but that doesn't seem to help? The weird thing is i could write pretty much unlimted txts on hangouts and never get charged but the keyboard has become laggy after the app got updated...
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Cleoriff
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Hi @Anonymous

Everything you need to know about MMS and how to avoid sending them in this guide

http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Other-Products-Services/Accidental-MMS-Sending-and-How-to-Avoid-it/td-p/689503

To be honest I never send MMS now I use Messenger or Whatsapp for sending pictures over WiFi

Incidentally I did my own research on my Note 3 The first emoji takes 90+ characters. Every one thereafter takes 1 or 2 characters... Very expensive

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Cleoriff
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Hi @Anonymous

Everything you need to know about MMS and how to avoid sending them in this guide

http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Other-Products-Services/Accidental-MMS-Sending-and-How-to-Avoid-it/td-p/689503

To be honest I never send MMS now I use Messenger or Whatsapp for sending pictures over WiFi

Incidentally I did my own research on my Note 3 The first emoji takes 90+ characters. Every one thereafter takes 1 or 2 characters... Very expensive

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@viridis has an S6. Perhaps he can help. Have you tried to use a different keyboard?

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My advice would mirror @Cleoriff and @Bambino.
Using a 3rd party app and / or using a 3rd party keyboard.

But I believe the mms setting for stopping it is.
Open messages, tap "more" in top right, select settings, select more settings, select restrictions, set to restricted.
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Adding emoticons can convert to mms but go into message settings and tick the box to warn you when converting to mms.

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You can't stop it converting (other than writing shorter texts) but you can set it to warn you - just keep an eye on the screen for the pop up to appear.
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