View Full Version : Only 160 characters allowed in SMS

11-14-2008, 02:26 PM
Why is it my 8700e only allows me to type 160 characters when composing an SMS.

When my gf texts me from her curve she can type as much as she wants. The only thing is the message comes to me in broken pieces if the sms exceeds 160 characters.

Do I need to upgrade the OS, make a optional change somewhere in the BB.

How can I type freely without worrying about keeping it at 160 characters. Any thoughts?

11-14-2008, 02:33 PM
mine allows me to type out as many as i like but will send as sepperate messages if over the 160 charachter limit, have just checked the settings and cant see a option for allow long sms like my old phone did,
has allowed long sms on both and so not sure!

11-14-2008, 02:46 PM
Hi arclight & pastycat

The sms character limit was discussed at length last week.
I searched and found it for you.
Have a boo at this post:


(Hopefully the link will work - not sure if I have enought posts yet)

11-14-2008, 06:17 PM
It's a carrier thing. Sprint stops your typing at 160 while other carriers do you the favor of seperating the messages. My wife was *****ing about this last night on her new Curve from Sprint. She is spoiled by AT&T...lol.