by
EE Community Support Team

Will I get charged for sending an Emoji/Emoticon/Bitmoji on EE?

Here we'll let you know any charges for sending Emoji/Emoticons/Bitmoji from your device on EE.

 

 

What is an Emoji/Emoticon/Bitmoji?

 

Most smartphones now allow you to bring your messages to life in fun animated ways that recreate your movements and expressions:

 

 

  • Animojis on the iPhone X and above can be used to create an animated animal emoji character of yourself to share.

 

  • The Samsung S9/S9+ has an AR Emoji camera feature. The camera allows you to make an animated version of yourself, which you can share in short clips or GIFs.

 

  • Bitmojis are now also very popular. These are like Animojis which allow you to create a cartoon version of yourself. You can send photos in different scenarios such as being at the gym. These can be created and used in text messages, and saved as pictures to use on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also connect your Snapchat and Bitmoji to add to stories and location.  

 

 

How much will I be charged for sending an Emoji/Emoticon/Bitmoji?

 

If you have an older phone, have downloaded a new keyboard app, or if the settings on your phone are set up in a certain way, your phone may convert a text message with an Emoji into a picture message, which may be chargeable. Bitmojis will be chargeable when sent via MMS. 

 

For the latest pricing information, please take a look at the pay monthly price guide or the pay as you go price guide for exact details. 

  

This isn't something that EE or any network controls, as it's down to how your device works, but it's straightforward for you to change this. 

 

If you would like to turn off the ability to send and receive picture messages, see our Text messages converted to picture messages Help page for the steps you need.

 

 

Will I be charged for receiving Emoji/Emoticons/Bitmoji?

 

No you won't be charged for receiving any pictures to your device.

 

 

If you have any further questions, please tap "Reply" below.

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by Profile closed
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Re: Will I get charged for sending an Emoji/Emoticon/Bitmoji on EE?

Good morning @Katie_B,

 

There are of course, other ways to avoid charges! Like using google's photo's 'app' which I use quite a lot now or email! 😊

 

Kind regards

 

mAh8v 😊

by
EE Community Support Team

Re: Will I get charged for sending an Emoji/Emoticon/Bitmoji on EE?

Absolutely, thank you for posting useful alternatives @Profile closed 🙂

 

Katie

by Profile closed
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Re: Will I get charged for sending an Emoji/Emoticon/Bitmoji on EE?

Hi, @Katie_B,

 

You're welcome! 😊

 

Have a lovely day! 😊

 

 

mAh8v

by fredphoesh Investigator
Investigator

Re: Will I get charged for sending an Emoji/Emoticon/Bitmoji on EE?

Soon you will not get charged for sending Emoji/Emoticon/Bitmoji on EE because GOOGLE have shown EE the finger and ( I LOVE IT!! )  we will be able to send photos, documents, emojis etc etc for free using Google's Messaging app. EE have been greedy, ignoring new technology that only Vodafone in the UK have been open to. EE have unfairly allowed these nice, free elements in iMessenger for apple phones, but not for Android phones! So thank goodness Google has put an end to that, and by the end of this month All android users in the UK and France will be able to send RCS messages for free. No thanks to EE.

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