SMS with "Titles" become MMS on O2

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by phelly, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. phelly macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone else noticed this?
    If you turn on "Titles" in the SMS setup section.
    Then send a simple text SMS message
    It arrives as a MMS message.
    Presumeably it is also billed as an MMS as well.
     
  2. Shoot macrumors regular

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    that's because they are mms'. sms cannot have any formatting, its simply plain text at 140 characters. mms are more like email with titles and such. if you turn on titles and leave no title in your message it should send as a sms but i am not entirely sure on that behavior.
     
  3. phelly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks. Worth being aware of though. Otherwise you'd go through the allowence 4x quicker without knowing
     
  4. phelly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also - on my last Phone (Sony-Ericson) - you could have titles on SMS messages.
     
  5. mplungjan macrumors newbie

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    It does send as an sms. This is still a problem in 2017. I removed the subbject from the mms section in the messaging settings
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's not exactly a problem as it seems to work as designed.
     
  7. mplungjan macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps but not as expected when sending to an Android phone. It should not show green for iMessage
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can't send iMessages to Android so it would send as regular text messaging which would appear as green. Not sure what that has to do worth the whole subject field aspect of it.
     
  9. mplungjan macrumors newbie

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    Never mind. I was just irritated that subject is default and mms is forced. Extra costs and rejections when the receiver does not allow mms.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's not the default though and nothing is forced. There are options for it all in settings for Messages.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    In this day its pretty messed up that carriers still charge extra for MMS compared to texts.
    Here in the US texts and MMS are unlimited in almost all plans.
     
  12. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    Pretty sure SMS character limit is 160

    It's not twitter. ;)
     
  13. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    That's a nearly-eight-year-old comment, to which you've responded. Did Twitter exist then?
     
  14. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    Whoops... regardless, the character limit was/is the same.

    What is it with these old threads getting revived recently? Shame on me for not checking the date on the post to which I responded, but I feel like I keep seeing years-old threads getting bumped to the first pages on the boards.
     

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