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Compose and Send SMS and MMS on Samsung Galaxy S4

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When I send a long message on my Galaxy S3, it automatically converts to MMS. How do I keep it as an SMS message?

Phone automatically converts text to an MMS multimedia message on my Samsung Galaxy - how do I keep it as an SMS?

SMS has a character limit of 160 characters/message. Unfortunately, there's no way to keep it as an SMS apart from lowering the number of characters in the message.

You can instead try installing a different messaging app, some of which have settings that will allow SMS messages of longer than 160 characters. Handcent is one such app.

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Compose and Send SMS and MMS on Samsung Galaxy S4

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