Texts with emoji's sending as mms only

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I recently updated to 4.3 and whenever I send a text with emojis it sends as an mms message and that just drains my batter and drives up my data plan, is there any fix to this?

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Re: Texts with emoji's sending as mms only

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MMS messages do not count against your data plan, they count against your text package.

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MMS messages do not count against your data plan, they count against your text package.

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well when you send texts as mms it uses data because you cant send mms on wifi and I was just wondering if there was anyway to send sms messages with emojis

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Yes, picture and enhanced texts (such as those with emoji's) require a data connection to send/receive, but as noted earlier, they don't count against your data package, they count against your text package.

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well is there any way I could send them in an sms message because the internet signal where i live isnt good so sometimes the mms messages take forever to send

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no

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Paul13 wrote:

well is there any way I could send them in an sms message because the internet signal where i live isnt good so sometimes the mms messages take forever to send

Emojis, emoticons, formatting text with color or special fonts, attaching photos or videos - all are MORE than SMS - Simple Message Service.  SIMPLE, text only messages.

Anything more converts or is sent as MMS, requiring a data connection, although it only counts as a text message and does not dip into your data allowance.

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Why don't they just make it part of SMS like on iPhones

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Paul13 wrote:

Why don't they just make it part of SMS like on iPhones

??  iPhones use iMessage -which DOES count against your data plan (unless you use wifi).  If you are not using iMessage (data) and using Verizon's text messaging, both SMS and MMS count as text; using emoji's or other enhancements will mean using MMS.

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