What is the difference between SMS and MMS?

SMS and MMS are ways to send messages from one phone to another, but they have some differences.

SMS stands for Short Message Service and is often referred to as a text message. Used for everyday communication, SMS is limited to 160 alphabetic and/or numerical characters (no pictures or videos).

MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service. With MMS, you can send and receive messages containing media files like pictures, videos, audio and text. It's like sending a message with attachments when you share a photo or a video with someone.

Please note that charges apply when sending MMS and SMS messages. See our Standard Mobile Rates for applicable charges per message.