Three want you to use apps, rather than text with them

Three want you to use apps

Remember us telling you about Three doubling the charge for some text services?

Well, following our advice (pretty obvious advice, granted), Three agree that their customers shouldn't use their MMS service, but rather, switch to WhatsApp, Telegram, and the like, if they're going to send photo and video messages.

Of course, WhatsApp are bringing video calls to their service too, which is even more reason to start using it. Everyone you know is already signed-up with them, so don't worry about your contacts.

If you couldn't be bothered clicking an earlier link, from June 13th, Three will be charging 40p for all MMS messages (up from 17p), and that includes some messages that have emoji in them, which can hike up your phone bill.

Three say: "Some phones, like older Samsung models, recognise emoticons or emojis as photos. They would automatically convert the SMS into a picture message."

They continued: "There are other ways to send multimedia messages whilst keeping the costs at bay. Mobile applications are probably the most popular method. In fact some of them, like Skype are preloaded on most of our phones."

"Also, all of our tariffs include internet allowance so using applications like Skype, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger or Viber to name a few, for sending MMS will use the data included in your package."

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