1. sdbpastor1's Avatar
    I am getting an intermittent problem with my new Galaxy Note 4. At times, when sending a text message to a friend, instead of it sending it directly to her phone number as it used to with my old Galaxy S3, it requires me to turn on Mobile Data and then sends it as a SMS message, what ever that is.

    I don't seem to experience this with anyone else. The person is only four apartments away. I have noticed though, that it appears to be related to the length of the text message. Everyone else, usually gets a sentence or so. To this one person it may be a paragraph or two. On my old S3, it usually automatically broke a lengthy text into several and sent them to their phone number as separate messages. Does the Note 4 limit the length of a text message? More than a little frustrating. Is there a setting to correct this?

    Rev. Michael L. Burns
    06-12-2015 04:13 PM
  2. 2high4u's Avatar
    Go to your message app> setting > multimedia messages > Is ''group conversation''checked? That may be the reason why it requires data to send because if you send it as mms then you need data
    06-12-2015 09:31 PM
  3. sdbpastor1's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick reply. Group Conversation is not checked. I realize that I have to have Mobile Data on to send a SMS message. I just don't know why sometimes I can send the text message directly to the phone number and at other times It sends it by SMS.

    Rev. Michael L. Burns
    06-12-2015 10:40 PM
  4. leerandall's Avatar
    SMS maximum character limit = 160
    MMS maximum character limit = unlimited

    For details on the differences between SMS and MMS text messages, go here:
    MMS vs SMS - Difference and Comparison | Diffen
    06-13-2015 12:53 AM

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