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The Galaxy S I9000 messaging app automatically converts long SMS messages to MMS. How can I disable this?

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You can't do so with your samsung official messaging application, all of what you can get is a pop notification that you are now in the MMS zone (Converting to multimedia message...).

I would recommend Handcent SMS application, available at the market, and has an option for not converting texts (SMS) into MMS

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This answer should be updated: It is possible to prevent this with the offical messaging application. See these two answers. It seems that either restricted or free will work. See this question for an explanation of the creation mode setting. –  Flow Oct 11 '11 at 12:17

You need to open the text application, then menu then settings. In settings click creation mode and then change to "free". Your problems are now over.

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This was the default for me and didn't work. Changing to Restricted as Amit suggested did work, however. –  Matthew Read Aug 25 '12 at 23:33

You need to change the Creation Mode in the messaging app's settings to "Restricted". I tried it on my Galaxy S II and it worked.

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Change what to Restricted? –  Matthew Read Nov 11 '11 at 1:52
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I guess the answerer was meaning change the "creation mode" setting to "Restricted". Whilst another answer, above, says change it to "free". –  JW. Jul 31 '12 at 17:25

Personally, I suggest BigSMS instead of Handcent. Handcent is too bloated, slows your phone down. Plus, the standard Android SMS Client is usually perfectly fine.

BigSMS is very quick, simple and doesn't take up much space. It does what it says on the tin, allows users to send longer text messages. Free as well.

https://market.android.com/details?id=skezza.main

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