by wilsonham
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Why does EE charge a picture message rate for group texts

I have an iphone 6SE and wish to text a group of up to 15 people but am charged for a picture message for this.How do I avoid these charges

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by ukperson Established Contributor
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Re: Why does EE charge a picture message rate for group texts

@wilsonham

 

Your phone is what decides to send as MMS or not (nothing to do with ee) 

 

For mass sending of messages best using whatsapp but every one will need whatsapp as well (or turning off MMS if iphone allows it on group message) 

 

I believe some alternative sms apps allow mass group sending (but not sure if you can do that on iphone) 

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by Grand Master
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Re: Why does EE charge a picture message rate for group texts

@wilsonham   You can not avoid the charge if you send group text messages if some of the recipients don't have iPhones or have iMessage turned on an iPhone 

 

   You could use what's app.  But all  recipients will need WhatsApp also.  This will only use data.  

by Grand Master
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Re: Why does EE charge a picture message rate for group texts

Cuz a group text is sent as an MMS, for which you are charged 40p each.

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by ukperson Established Contributor
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Re: Why does EE charge a picture message rate for group texts

@wilsonham

 

Your phone is what decides to send as MMS or not (nothing to do with ee) 

 

For mass sending of messages best using whatsapp but every one will need whatsapp as well (or turning off MMS if iphone allows it on group message) 

 

I believe some alternative sms apps allow mass group sending (but not sure if you can do that on iphone) 

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