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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Why are all my messages being sent as MMS?

So I'm in a group chat with 2 other people.  I didn't start the chat.  One of the other persons did.  However, all my messages being sent are sent as MMS.  The moment I click into the text field and enter a character, the message defaults to MMS.  I can understand photos being sent as MMS but simple one word sentences are also being sent as MMS.  Did some Google searching and didn't find any answers that fit.  When I chat with someone else, the messages are sent as SMS.  Do all messages as part of a group chat get sent as MMS?  Not sure on this one.  Thanks.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Why are all my messages being sent as MMS?

@mobileguy there is a setting in your messages app

 

  • open the message app>settings
  • search around you should see a group messaging settings. maybe in the "advanced section"
  • you can choose either MMS or sms

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if you choose the sms setting you will be sent individual texts instead of receiving it in the group conversation. MMS is needed to establish protocol for group conversations

 

you're a man on fire! lol you don't need us 👍

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Why are all my messages being sent as MMS?

Apparently I found my own solution again.  It appears that if you are in a chat group with more than one person, everything gets sent as MMS.  Just did a quick test.  Started a chat with one person and messages default to SMS.  Started another chat with 2 people and messages default to MMS.  Anyone know if this is normal behaviour?

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Why are all my messages being sent as MMS?

@gpixel4 , thanks again.  Looks like you beat me to my own punch.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Why are all my messages being sent as MMS?

@mobileguy 

Group message are send and received as MMS.  It is because you are inside a group chat.  The default is that your reply will go to everyone in your group. 

 

PM tracks data used by the MMS separately from your plan data because your text messages on your plan included data usage without extra charge.  Therefore, enable data  on your phone and use MMS without data charge.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Why are all my messages being sent as MMS?

@popping , thanks...will continue to do that.