Send and receive text & picture messages
Text messaging (SMS)
A text message allows you to send a message from one mobile device to another. A text is a great way to get in touch with a friend quickly and conveniently.
Nearly all mobile devices sold today allow you to send a text message. A standard text is 160 characters in length and multiple texts can be sent in one message.
If you’ve got a tablet, your tariff may not include a text message allowance and you’ll be charged at standard rates.
Check our device guides which show you how to send messages from some of our more popular devices.
Picture messaging (MMS)
Picture messaging (sometimes called photo messaging) lets you send a photo from your device to another device or email address.
Some devices offer you the option of combining text and audio with the image before sending it.
To learn how to send and receive a picture message check out our device guides or refer to your phone’s manual.
Chat messaging (RCS)
If you’re on Android v5 or above, you can use Chat Messaging from Tesco Mobile to send text or picture messages to other Android users. It allows you to send text and picture messages over data or Wi-Fi. You can attach pictures, videos, stickers and GIFs to your messages and you can also create chat groups with other Android users.
For support with Chat messaging, take a look at our device guides.