- How do I stop samsung s4 converting long text messages to mms?
any message you compose that has 480 characters or more will be converted into an MMS. This is a restriction on SMS technology, I think?, due to the amount of data involved.
In fact the limit is 160 characters per text but latest technology allows you to string 3 x 160 blocks together as one message, then it’s up to the receiving device to put the 3 blocks together as they were composed.
So either break up your messages into 480 character messages, carry on composing and send as MMS, or send an email instead.Posted 4 years agoparanoid365Member
Sorry if I’m late to the party, and I didn’t want to resurrect an old thread, but I felt the question hadn’t been answered.
SMS message may get converted to MMS message in the following situations:
1) When sending a long SMS message
In some devices the message type gets converted from SMS text message to MMS multimedia message if the message length exceeds the device-specific setting which is typically 5-10 SMS submessages (around 760-1520 characters). If the message is longer, it is converted to MMS to avoid potential issues in handling long text messages in the recipient device. The cost of a SMS message consisting of several concatenated submessages may also be higher than the cost of a single MMS message.
The conversion from SMS text message to MMS multimedia message occurs when the automatic message type is selected in the message options. This is the default mode where the device tries to automatically select the best mode for the message.
The conversion from SMS to MMS can be avoided by selecting Options > Sending options > Message type > Text when in the Text message window writing the message. The message is then always sent as SMS text message and no conversion to MMS occurs.
The maximum number of concatenated SMS submessages can be up to 10 (around 1520 characters). In multimedia mode the message length can be longer.Posted 4 years ago
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