One Fada Equals Three Texts


Mobile phone users who text in Irish claim they are being ripped off because they use the national language. They say it is cheaper to send a photo than it is to send a “fada”.

Vodafone confirmed yesterday that users would be charged for three text messages if they include a single síneadh fada in a text of 160 characters.

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Texters charged extra for using Irish accents or symbols (Ruadhrí Giblin, Irish Times)