1. furkin's Avatar
    Im 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 youve 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 dont 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 wouldnt have touched em with a barge pole).Yesterday, I got the same thing again charged twice for a message just saying Im 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 Im using G2 or G3 ?

    Im slowly getting used to this new fangled gear ?!
    02-27-2014 03:53 AM
  2. nessinhaw's Avatar
    but it does have a count at the very bottom of the page lol

    and i believe there is no minimum characters, since i already sent messages as short as "ok" and never got this issue!
    seems to me like a carrier problem...

    sent from my Moto G <3
    prepaidguy9081 likes this.
    02-27-2014 06:47 AM
  3. prepaidguy9081's Avatar
    Yea I had that happen on att once, I sent three txts but my freind got like 30.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 4
    02-27-2014 08:45 AM
  4. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    and i believe there is no minimum characters, since i already sent messages as short as "ok" and never got this issue!
    seems to me like a carrier problem...
    There is a maximum length for SMS and longer messages will get split accordingly. That's better than being truncated IMHO.

    I agree this sounds like a carrier problem, unless furkin is using a 3rd party messaging app. Then all bets are off.
    02-27-2014 12:48 PM
  5. nige730's Avatar
    Text messages are usually 150 characters long.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-27-2014 02:53 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    SMS is 160 characters.
    02-27-2014 02:55 PM
  7. Caz42's Avatar
    Is there a setting to stop your phone from converting a message into an MMS?

    I often send texts more than 3 messages long and it then automatically sends it as an MMS .......thus rendering me with a charge of 50p per MMS from my provider as it's only texts that are free on my contract.
    02-28-2014 07:08 AM

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