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Re: SMS in Chinese Characters

SMS being sent as chinese characters

 

Just started happening today, seems any SMS I send that are long messages (I assume more than 160 char) are received by the other party as garbled chinese characters.  Using an iPhone 6, fully updated, but from what I'm reading doesn't seem to be an iPhone issue, but a carrier problem...  Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: SMS in Chinese Characters

Hello @redgrandam,

 

Welcome and thank you for your post Robot Happy!

 

This definitely sounds odd. Are your texts still being sent as Chinese characters? 

I know you mentioned it started yesterday but has this ever happened before as well?

 

Please keep us posted.

 

 

 

RogersZia

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Re: SMS in Chinese Characters

Thanks for checking up. So far today so good, it might have fixed itself. It was inconsistent, so I'll report back if it happens again 🙂
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Re: SMS in Chinese Characters

I've been receiving strange characters that look Chinese/Korean on my phone . It happens after I sent a text. I have a Samsung S7 bought at a Rogers dealer store. It's not unlocked. The characters are not Chinese and I know cos I read Chinese! Lol
Characters look like this:
浥獳慧攠⁴漠ㄴㄶ㘲㐳㔷〠獵捣敥摥搮
I've been getting it for a while now from different people.

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Re: SMS in Chinese Characters

Hi @tml73

 

Welcome to the Community Forums and thank you for posting! Smiley Happy

 

That's definitely strange, are your still receiving SMS in Chinese characters? 

 

Let us know if you continue to receive these messages.

 

RogersPrasana 

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Re: SMS in Chinese Characters

Good morning.  Yes - matter of fact it happened just this am when I sent a text to my Mom - almost immediately after sending the text - I get a text back with the Chinese characters... 

 

 

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Re: SMS in Chinese Characters

The other week I got the chineese characters from an SMS from my wife too, she then screnshot her message and showed me that it was indeed in english, oh well, it has not happened since,


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Re: SMS in Chinese Characters

I havent since my post here but sparadically have been getting it from different people over last year or so.
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Re: SMS in Chinese Characters

Its a unicoding problem. When UTF 16 gets used instead of UTF 8. Which is actually a conversion problem on Rogers back-end when an extra 1 gets added to the binary code. Go here: http://signsoftheword.com ((I don't know why it has a religious banner on the site)) and paste the message. It will convert the message for you.
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