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cjeffc
06-18-2009, 08:15 AM
When typing in an SMS msg, I cannot enter more than 140 characters, i.e. it does not automatically jump to msg 2, etc.

My previous BB would allow me to string up to 5 msgs together. Is there a setting somewhere to alter this?

Thanks

Jeff

ndub33
06-18-2009, 08:22 AM
I beleive that the character limitation is set by your carrier. Might want to give them call.

Trimix
06-18-2009, 08:24 AM
Wirelessly posted (Tmo's cheapest BB customer)

Right. Its a carrier controlled issue.

jsconyers
06-18-2009, 08:28 AM
It's actually 160 characters. SMS = Short Messaging service.

As stated this is carrier controlled. However, there is a third party application called Beyond160 that will resolve this issue for you.

http://www.blackberrynews.com/2009/05/15/beyond160-gives-cdma-blackberrys-extended-sms/

Motorcycle Mama
06-18-2009, 11:35 AM
Some carriers (nTelos and Telus, I believe) have a limit of 140 characters.

Trimix
06-18-2009, 12:06 PM
Wirelessly posted (Tmo's cheapest BB customer)

They cut it short to 140 because they usually include some network carrier info or stuff from the sender.

southwestcomm
06-18-2009, 06:32 PM
If you need to send a message that long use Email.

Motorcycle Mama
06-18-2009, 07:03 PM
Not everyone to whom I might need to send a long message to 1) has email on their phone or 2) is at their computer when I need to communicate with them.

Email isn't always a viable option.

ifonline
06-18-2009, 08:29 PM
These things do make phone calls...

rambo47
06-18-2009, 08:34 PM
MMS has no character limit. Just don't attach a pic.

frankbyrne74
06-19-2009, 08:42 AM
Hi
I posted a message today enquiring about SMS/Text maxium simultaneous sending.
Can you Help?

Thanks
Frank

jsconyers
06-19-2009, 08:46 AM
MMS has no character limit. Just don't attach a pic.

This is a good workaround, however, keep in mind that not everyone accepts MMS. An example would be iPhone users not running OS 3.0.

ifonline
06-19-2009, 08:49 AM
Hi
I posted a message today enquiring about SMS/Text maxium simultaneous sending.
Can you Help?

Thanks
Frank

No need to post in someone else's thread about your own request. People will see yours and respond in due time.

fonejunkie
06-19-2009, 09:38 AM
This is a good workaround, however, keep in mind that not everyone accepts MMS. An example would be iPhone users not running OS 3.0.

Who would you even talk to an iPhone user, let alone text them... 8-) :oops:

(before anyone freaks out, I WAS JUST KIDDING!)

wabbit
06-19-2009, 09:52 AM
Who would you even talk to an iPhone user, let alone text them... 8-) :oops:

(before anyone freaks out, I WAS JUST KIDDING!)

they have an app for this!

(sorry i just had to say this!)

n0m0n
06-20-2009, 03:12 AM
Try Beyond 160

SteveO86
06-20-2009, 11:05 AM
These things do make phone calls...

Really?

ifonline
06-20-2009, 04:47 PM
Really?

I think so. I'm not sure, though, as I spend most of my time inside the BBM app.

YOURCONNEXX
06-21-2009, 11:07 AM
LOL at some of the responses in here

my whole thing is that its funny that my old dumb phone on nextel could send a message the size of a dictionary but my "smart phone" just cant handle 161 letters and spaces .... its just too much to ask LOL

SteveO86
06-21-2009, 11:11 AM
True, but their is a 3rd party application for a work around.

n0m0n
06-21-2009, 11:11 AM
Try the app called Beyond160

Motorcycle Mama
06-21-2009, 11:30 AM
LOL at some of the responses in here

my whole thing is that its funny that my old dumb phone on nextel could send a message the size of a dictionary but my "smart phone" just cant handle 161 letters and spaces .... its just too much to ask LOL

This is a carrier limitation. Sprint and Verizon do NOT support extended SMS on BlackBerry.

They do support it on other phones.

And other carriers support it on BlackBerry.


It's simple, really.

dankarlinski
06-21-2009, 11:45 AM
These things do make phone calls...



WAIT!! These things can call people too?? NO WAY!!!:idea::idea:

rambo47
06-21-2009, 07:41 PM
This is a carrier limitation. Sprint and Verizon do NOT support extended SMS on BlackBerry.

They do support it on other phones.

And other carriers support it on BlackBerry.


It's simple, really.

I recall being able to send long SMS messages on T-Mobile and they were broken up automatically into multiple messages. Each one counted as a separate SMS, and some folks had a devil of a time getting them all. You're just better off sending an MMS without the pic attached, or sending email. If neither of those works, then the answer to long SMS messages is simply "No."

twinglock40z
06-21-2009, 10:41 PM
I love the beyond160 app. I just hate that I have to pay 7 bucks for an app that does something this simple. I mean these things do so much already but tick you off with some of the simplest things they dont do. I'm still debating on actually paying for the app or not. I wish there was a free version of app that does this out there somewhere.

Jarrod623
06-22-2009, 08:39 AM
beyong160 is the best app to solve the issue. I use it and it works wonders.