Scenario: Total characters per SMS/ Total SMS messages has suddenly increased by a lot when an emoji is inserted into a text based SMS message.
Reason: A text based SMS message becomes a UTF8 based SMS message if it includes an emoji. The effect is that the total number of characters per message becomes 70 instead of 160.
- 202 characters at 160 characters per SMS = 2 SMS messages.
- 206 characters at 70 characters per SMS = 3 SMS messages.
Note: Adding an emoji automatically inserts a space before and after the emoji, while an emoji is 2 characters. This is the reason for the total characters in example above increasing from 202 to 206.