dc/dc - I wish it would work like that. My life would be a lot easier. I don't know if it is just a Verizon issue, however, because frequently one of my friends sends me a message well in excess of 160 character and it comes on one text and he has verizon as well with a boring old samsung phone.
Dewars - where in RI are you? In case you didin't guess by my name, I am from RI as well. I'm probably going to order the 7130e tomorrow if I can and give it a shot for the 15 days. If I don't like it, I can always return it and wait for the 8700 if Verizon ever decides to get in on that.