texting turns into multimediaSupport


Last Updated: 2012-10-10 20:05:32
  1. smiffy1962

    smiffy1962 New Member

    hi all, my samsung galaxy ace keeps turning my text messages into multimedia messages when i go past a certain ammount of text characters, maybe around 200 i think. is there a way to stop it from doing this or is this the max ammount of characters before it defualts to multimedia messaging ??

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  2. alpha0990

    alpha0990 Well-Known Member

    Yes there is a max. I think it's 3 texts combined into 1
  3. ayush29k

    ayush29k Well-Known Member

    That is the maximum amount of characters you can use for normal text in the default app.
    Search at play store, there may be some other apps that allow more than 200 characters in a text, i think gosms and handcent allow that, i am not sure though, i am rooted and i use a custom app for this so i don't have this limitation.
  4. shannianni

    shannianni Member

    Hi

    I had this as I was getting charged for a multimedia message when I sent text messages, I was told that the message limit was 200 characters and anything over this would then be classified as a multimedia message costing me money.
    You change this goto messages
  5. ayush29k

    ayush29k Well-Known Member

  6. shannianni

    shannianni Member

    hi yes i have an ace , and have the option to change this, when you goto messages, press the left bottom button by the middle front square, select settings, it should then show a list, select text message limit, a box should pop up saying 200 with + above this and - below this number with cancel - set, can you see this?
  7. ayush29k

    ayush29k Well-Known Member

    Well i cant see that anymore cos i just changed my rom, but next time i use a stock rom i will try this solution.
    Don't know how i could have missed that in settings :p
  8. socrates0

    socrates0 Well-Known Member

    I see 'select text message limit' but when I tap it nothing happens. I am on 2.3.6
  9. Marcha

    Marcha Well-Known Member

  10. The Fulwell

    The Fulwell Member

    That's what I thought but it worked for me
  11. Marcha

    Marcha Well-Known Member

    Did you actually try it out?? That really surprizes me. So you're sure that a text message won't turn into multimedia message after changing this limit?? With my carrier it doesn't work like that for sure.
  12. The Fulwell

    The Fulwell Member

    Apologies - I was wrong.

    Sent a very long text and didn't see the usual message that it had turned into a multimedia message, so I'd assumed it had worked.

    However, on checking my balance today, I was obviously charged for it.
  13. shannianni

    shannianni Member


    Hi All,

    please be aware that if you go over your text character limit it will then be processed by your provider as a multimedia text messgae and they WILL charge you, mine is 40p a message which is the same as a picture message, i sent 8 and saw them on my bill at
  14. Marcha

    Marcha Well-Known Member

  15. ayush29k

    ayush29k Well-Known Member

    I'll try to elaborate it more Marcha, you are absolutely right.
    shannianni, the 900 setting you are talking about does not refer to 900 characters in a text message, that setting refers to the number of messages/conversation you can keep under a thread/contact.
    For example, i send a message to you and you reply me back and we keep on a long conversation, now the 900 means that i can store a maximum of 900 messages in my messaging app under the contact shannianni, when the limit is reached the older messages will keep getting deleted from the thread in order to make space for new ones. It does not refer to the character limit at all.
  16. Marcha

    Marcha Well-Known Member

    Thanx Ayush for your further elaboration, I hope everything has been cleared up now!

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