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Random Symbol Text Messages

Device: Samsung Intensity II basic phone

Does anyone know how or why text messages I send out are displayed as symbols to the person receiving the messages? This doesn't just happen with one person or contact, it's random. Is there a way I can fix this issue?

Thanks in advance for any help!!!

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Re: Random Symbol Text Messages
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

Do you have a signature attached to your texts?  Are you using any smilie icons or special symbols?  Not all phones can "read" those so they come up as random symbols.

Another factor may be if you are using a special font, or colored text.  That may not "translate" to all phones correctly either.

Is there a common factor to the phones that DON'T see the texts correctly? (All the same carrier, all iPhones, etc)