Turn on character count
It’s not hard to get carried away when writing a text message. However, depending on your carrier, you might be charged extra for going past a certain number of characters. If you want to stay within the boundaries of “cheap” text messaging, you can turn on the character count feature.
To do this, head to Settings, choose Messages, and activate Character Count. Now, every time you type up a message, you know exactly how many characters go into it (spaces and symbols included). Or you can avoid the problem altogether and use text messaging apps instead. You can type up entire essays on such apps without paying a cent.