I am on a goodybag with unlimited texts. Sent an SMS with 3 recipients & was charged 16p MMS fee. Did some research on the forum, reset my phone apps group messaging settings (see photo), sent another SMS with multiple recipients. Again charged 16p. It would appear that regardless of your phone's settings, at the Giffgaff end they still treat it as an MMS & charge accordingly.
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my message was only 62 characters
SMS messages can contain only standard characters -- smilies only if you do them as characters, ie rather than
If you include any non-standard characters in a text, it will be sent as MMS. And the same will happen if your phone tries to be "too clever" and create from your
You also have to watch it if a contact is syncd to say facebook or something as it might send as an mms that way too.
With MMS costs on other networks, they seem to have increased dramatically, I think 3 are about 40p now, so could end up really costing you if not careful and you wattle on in texts lol