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Re: text charge $0.31 to 00447786205094

by Regular Contributor Sam Regular Contributor
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I have an iPhone (fifth one now in ten years) and it has never tried to resend the activation message on startup.

Sounds like an issue with the device and a literacy problem with regards to ‘your carrier may charge you for this message’ pop up which you have to confirm.
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Re: text charge $0.31 to 00447786205094

by Business Ninja Adept Business Ninja Adept Business Ninja Adept
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@YvetaElectraDee sounds more like it’s failing to activate. is it actually activating successfully ? Or when you go to Settings > Messages under iMessage does it say waiting to activate or failed to activate.
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Re: text charge $0.31 to 00447786205094

by YvetaElectraDee Starter Poster
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It doesn't say anything because those useless functions are not active on my phone, not using them as there are way better apps. My iPhone sent 6 messages to UK alone yesterday. Never had such expenses with any other provider...

 

I've detected another strange thing with Vodafone. I sent a TXT on Wednesday 26/05 with probably 300 characters and Vodafone charged me 6 text messages. I thought it should count like 2.

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by Senior Contributor capcomnz Senior Contributor
Message 14 of 16 (559 Views)

@YvetaElectraDee

I had same problem witrh text messages earlier in the year.

Was being charged for two text messages but only sent one.

It does come down to the way the text is sent (GSM or Unicode)

The common thing I found was when I put in an apostrale in the text like    It's  also using emjois can do the same apparently.

I also read in the Apple Support Community that by turning off Smart Puntuation should help stop this.

Settings -> General -> Keyboard.

 

MacRumors Forum has a posting..

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apostrophe-reduces-sms-limit-to-70-characters.2073906/

 

Its help for me so far.

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Re: text charge $0.31 to 00447786205094

by Business Ninja Adept Business Ninja Adept Business Ninja Adept
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Have you turned off FaceTime also as FaceTime also sends a SMS to UK to validate your phone number ?

Regarding the SMS, that is to do with with whether it is sent as GSM or Unicode format. If a single Unicode character is added the message is sent in Unicode and that reduces the character limit per message to around 70 (from around 160) and this is standard with any carrier.
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Re: text charge $0.31 to 00447786205094

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This just happened to me. Put $30 in for plan to roll over This charge pushed the balnce below $30 so plan didnt roll over and all the accumulated credit and data disappeared.

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