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    MMS rip off!
    Just seen my latest bill for my iPhone SE and see there is an MMS message charge when I get "free messaging".

    Why is MMS vs SMS and why would the charge me extra for it?

    Cheers

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    This should be something you take up with your carrier, not us.
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    ...Ashwin


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    Hang on Raz0rEdge, I only asked the question, what is an MMS message vs a "normal" SMS?

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    MMS rip off!
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    Here's an example/discussion of the differences
    One example of how the difference can cost you money.

    As Ashwin mentioned, finding the exact culprit may require a call to your provider.
    Last edited by chscag; 09-16-2018 at 06:29 PM. Reason: Name correction.

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    MMS = Multimedia Messaging Service
    SMS = Short Message Service

    Back in the day, SMS was deemed anything that was just text and MMS was anything that involved audio/video/pictures. These days, they are grouped together simply as "messaging". If you are seeing a fee on this, they might not be combining them and charging you separately. So talk to them and have them explain it to you.
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    ...Ashwin


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