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Text Message charges
I’m a bit stumped by my unit.
A couple of weeks ago, I sent a text message to someone, asking them to contact my email address.
When I pressed ‘Send’, I got the usual ‘your balance is £20.99’, so I pressed O.K. Within a split second I got another pop up saying ‘your balance is £20.87’,,,, then another, then another – with the balance going down 12p at a time.
I contacted 02, who said “yep – you’ve sent 4 messages”. Of course I only sent 1.
02 sent me a printout to show the records. (I initially thought they were all timed the same, but now see they were a few minutes apart). (the pee take is that the number I texted to, is no longer in use !?).
This occurred a couple of times, with one young lady saying: “you don’t need to send me 3 copies” !?
After a couple of other niggles, I had the unit changed (I bought it from Phons4You. If I had known they were part of DialAphone, I wouldn’t have touched ‘em with a barge pole).Yesterday, I got the same thing again – charged twice for a message just saying “I’m on the way”.
When I mention it to 02/Phones4you, they always ask “how long were the messages ?”.
So, my questions are:
Are text messages limited to a certain amount of characters ?
If so, how many ?
Without having to count ‘em, how do we know how many we use ?
Unrelated: How do I tell if I’m using G2 or G3 ?
I’m slowly getting used to this new fangled gear ?!