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hedgywedgy
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Samsung Galaxy S3 converting SMS to MMS

Hi.

I have recently switched from a iPhone 4 to a Galaxy S3. With my iPhone I could write long texts and it would send them as text messages however with the S3 it converts to a MMS and charges me money from my airtime credit. I have the £10 goodybag.

I want to stop this from happening.

I've tried changing the alphabet to GSM alphabet and this hasn't worked. I also want to use the stock messaging app.

Any help would be great.

Thanks.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 converting SMS to MMS

I am not sure my friend maybe your limit per message is very low and you'll have to change that on.your message settings
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Make sure u don't write too.much in a message
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hedgywedgy
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 converting SMS to MMS

Thanks for your reply but I want to use the stock messaging app, ie not use handcet
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 converting SMS to MMS


hedgywedgy wrote:
Thanks for your reply but I want to use the stock messaging app, ie not use handcet

1. Open a SMS msg in Handcent.
2. Go back one step to all your SMS (Must be in Handcent SMS App)
3. Menu / Settings / Send Message Settings / Auto Convert to MMS – ( Uncheck!)


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try using apps or Facebook messaging for longer ones

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 converting SMS to MMS

Thanks as7861 but for your solution to work I'd need to use handsent as my default messaging app. Id like to use the stock app.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 converting SMS to MMS

I've had a look..

Your stock texting app simply WONT change..

To do what you require, handcent IS necessary..

Otherwise send an email or use a free messenger like whatsapp or LiveProfile
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 converting SMS to MMS

Happens on my phone aswell when i type a long message
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 converting SMS to MMS

As has been suggested ... handcent .. the problem lies in the fact that the maximum character count for sms is 160 - as soon as you go over that it will either send multiple sms or convert to mms if you have the option checked.

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