iPhone Tweak to force non-iOS contacts to MMS instead of SMS?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by shenan1982, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

    shenan1982

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    So now that more and more friends are getting Android phones, they're becoming increasingly annoyed with me because I send conversational messages and the iPhone is sending them as SMS instead of iMessage (obviously since they don't have iPhone) or MMS. MMS is the way it needs to go because it alleviates the 160 character limit the old-school SMS technology has. And since the world is predominantly Android now, we should have a way to designate a default for a contact.

    I can't blame them. The above would have come through like this if I would have text messaged them:

    Me (4:01PM): sending them as SMS instead of iMessage (obviously since they don't have iPhone) or MMS. MMS is the way it needs to go because it alleviates the 160 character

    Me (4:02PM): limit the old-school SMS technology has. And since the world is predominantly Android now, we should have a way to designate a default for a contact.

    Me (4:02PM): So now that more and more friends are getting Android phones, they're becoming increasingly annoyed with me because I send conversational messages and the iPhone is


    Obviously this is difficult to read... very difficult, especially if copying and pasting a long paragraph or something. Android to Android is fine (tested with HTC, Samsung, Nexus, etc), and even a Windows phone to Android is fine, so clearly the issue is the incompatibility with the iPhone to play nice with others. Back in the day when it was iOS or no OS, that was okay, but in 2014 iOS isn't the main player in the game, so there must be a solution I'm missing.

    If anyone knows of a way to set certain contacts to MMS-only, please advise. I am jailbroken, so even if it's a tweak, I can live with that (tho we shouldn't have to).
     
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601

    darricksailo

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    I don't know if there's a tweak for defaulting to MMS but I do know that how the text is sent/received depends on the carrier (phones shouldn’t be a limiting factor since smartphones try and send it pieced together while many basic phones send them one by one)

    for me, i would receive all that combined in one text when a friend texts me from their android phone (verizon to tmobile, tmobile to mobile and vice versa) so I wouldn’t be getting a problem

    however, another friend I have that has service with virgin mobile, i am receiving them (as well as them) exactly the way you have it typed out (split into 3 texts)
     

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