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Sending a text message from iPhone 5 to a feature phone
MostlyALurker
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I have been reading this thread about text messages to email from iPhones arriving as attachments:

https://community.verizonwireless.com/thread/783773

I have a slightly different question. I was told that if I send a text message from a iPhone 5 to a feature phone (as a text message, not to email), the message will appear as an MMS and not an SMS. Thus the receipient, who does not have a text messaging plan, will be charged the MMS rate and not the SMS rate. Is this true? If so, is there a workaround?

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Re: Sending a text message from iPhone 5 to a feature phone
vzw_customer_support
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MostlyAlurker, thanks for posting. I want to give you some more info on this situation. If the iPhone 5 has iMessage on then it will send as an MMS but you can turn iMessage off, send a text and it will arrive as a text not MMS. I hope this helps.


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Re: Sending a text message from iPhone 5 to a feature phone
MostlyALurker
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Verizon Wireless Customer Support wrote:

                 

MostlyAlurker, thanks for posting. I want to give you some more info on this situation. If the iPhone 5 has iMessage on then it will send as an MMS but you can turn iMessage off, send a text and it will arrive as a text not MMS. I hope this helps.


SammuelP_VZW
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Thank you, that does help. I was not aware I could turn off imessage.

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