TextTalk is our unlimited texting feature. With TextTalk, you can send mobile-to-mobile text messages to virtually anyone you want, anytime you want. With TextTalk from MetroPCS, you can send mobile to mobile text messages to virtually anyone you want, anytime you want from your MetroPCS phone. You can only send or receive text messages while in a MetroPCS coverage area or in a compatible roaming area.
What is text messaging?
Text messaging is a two-way mobile messaging service. You can use your phones to send and receive short text and email messages. Text messaging allows you to send messages to MetroPCS and non-MetroPCS customers who have text-capable phones.
Messages are typically limited to 160 characters. This includes: email address, subject line, and body of the message.
Character limits are 16 for subject line, and 140 for the body of the message. Messages that exceed 160 characters will have a text attachment that includes the whole message or automatically be converted to a Picture Message (MMS) depending on your device. MetroPCS text messaging does not support attachments; you'll need to use Picture Messaging to attach pictures or videos to a message.
If you send a text message with an unsupported symbol, the character will be translated to something similar or replaced with a * symbol. Some symbols are not supported, such as:
Messages sent to international destinations or while roaming outside the US are not covered within standard messaging bundles. See http://www.metropcs.com/metro/Services for international texting and calling services.
Terms and Conditions
Supporting countries and carriers may change. Some phones have a maximum message length of 160 characters. Due to unforeseen variables such as restrictions on the recipients account/service provider, acts or omissions of connecting or recipients carriers, the functionality of the recipients handset, your location, the location of the recipient or delays in the SMS platform, there is no guarantee of delivery. You will not be notified of non-delivery. When sending an International text message, the recipients handset must be able to display characters from the Roman (Latin) alphabet in order to successfully receive the message. 2002-2014 MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. All rights reserved.