(virgin mobile question)Texts converted to Pic messages - Samsung Galaxy S2


Hello all, I'm pleased to be a member of this group; as a 'silver surfer' type I'm not very well up on technical matters and will I'm sure benefit from all the knowledge and experience out there!
I have just entered into battle with Virgin Mobile who I've been with for many years the problem being that my lovely new phone - a Samsung Galaxy S2 - takes it on itself to convert any text massage over about three pages into a picture message thus incurring a 40p charge.
They told me on the phone that all new smart phones do this and that I should keep my messages shorter! What a cheek! Well, my earlier HTC Wildfire didn't do this so I suspect that this comment is rubbish, it certainly IS a means whereby Virgin can make more money out of their unsuspecting customers.
Have other members had similar problems and if so, were they resolved? I'd love to know.
Thank you.


I have no idea, but I want to welcome you. I'm going to move this to a place where folks might be able to help you.



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Your best bet is to ask that in the SG II I am sure someone will square you away there, just choose the proper section for your carrier, good Luck

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Some people have gotten around this by using a third party SMS app. Instead of converting long messages to MMS, most apps will split the message into multiple SMS messages. Hope that helps!


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You would probably be better off asking in your device's forum as the Virgin Mobile forum is primarily Virgin Mobile USA which is totally different than UK and Canada. I would go so far as to say that it is 95% USA.