1. evilrob's Avatar
    Why is this happening? I've got 'group text' off in my Messaging settings as I read this can cause this to happen. Also got reduced character set on.

    As soon as I go over 160 characters, the message becomes an MMS and there's seemingly nothing I can do about it. The phone isn't carrier-locked; I bought it SIM-free so I'm pretty sure it's not carrier settings.

    It's really annoying having to manually break up messages into separate texts!
    03-03-2014 06:28 PM
  2. kyriacou48's Avatar
    Err this happened to my Telstra Locked 920 when I first got it.

    Check for phone updates - Telstra issued a fix for this problem.

    Call your carrier if there aren't any updates - this is a fault of the carrier :S

    ​Hope this helps and good luck!
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    03-03-2014 06:48 PM
  3. kyriacou48's Avatar
    P.S - I know your phone isn't carrier locked but it might be a setting your SIM card is picking up.

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    03-03-2014 06:49 PM
  4. nMIK-3's Avatar
    Go to Messaging Settings and turn off "Group Text".
    Some Networks translate this as MMS instead of long SMS.
    03-04-2014 11:07 AM
  5. evilrob's Avatar
    Go to Messaging Settings and turn off "Group Text".
    Some Networks translate this as MMS instead of long SMS.
    I've got 'group text' off in my Messaging settings as I read this can cause this to happen.
    03-04-2014 11:33 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What carrier do you have?
    03-04-2014 12:34 PM
  7. evilrob's Avatar
    What carrier do you have?
    Three UK
    03-04-2014 01:46 PM
  8. cndspec's Avatar
    This has nothing to do with the carrier or the phone it is simply the nature of the service. SMS is short message service which allows a maximum of 160 characters. Once you go beyond that it will automatically become an MMS message thereby allowing up to 1000 characters, exclusive of any multimedia attachment.
    03-05-2014 09:46 AM
  9. evilrob's Avatar
    This has nothing to do with the carrier or the phone it is simply the nature of the service. SMS is short message service which allows a maximum of 160 characters. Once you go beyond that it will automatically become an MMS message thereby allowing up to 1000 characters, exclusive of any multimedia attachment.
    I realise that is the case technically, however I've never been billed for plain text messages over 160 characters as MMS messages with any phone I've ever had before.

    Also:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concatenated_SMS
    03-05-2014 11:33 AM
  10. cndspec's Avatar
    Evilrob, thanks for the link interesting read. Are you on the same carrier with this phone as previously? I don't think it is actually the phone. I do notice on my 920 that when I have gone over the 160 characters there is a notification immediately under it stating 2 messages or 3 messages. However, when sent it shows as one long message on both ends, obviously concatenated as per your information. I assume that this means that our carrier (Wind in Canada) supports same, as does the phone.
    03-05-2014 10:40 PM

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