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Warning after hidden emoji charge

Friday February 26 2016

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PHONE users are being warned to be on the lookout for hidden costs related to sending emojis via text.

Some users have found they've been charged for sending multi-media messages (MMS) after having their texts automatically converted into an MMS, because they include emojis or exceed character limits.

MMS messages are not always free in a users plan. 

Phone networks EE and O2 charge up to 40p for an MMS.

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Reply Posted by Jonny rondo on Friday February 26 2016 at 19:01
Its a disgrace

Reply Posted by Mike on Friday February 26 2016 at 19:23
They haven't started to charge. They always have and as for "hidden charges" they are far from. They are listed in the terms and conditions of the contract which 99.9% of people agree to without reading them.

This is simple end-user error and it's being made out as if the operators are the bad guys in this.

Reply Posted by Big T on Tuesday March 1 2016 at 08:32
Hardly a disgrace. If you send images over text without knowing the consequences then frankly you are too dumb to own a phone.
It has always been this way. Learn the device you are using and stop blaming others for your ignorance.

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