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Old 06-22-2008, 09:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It's a carrier limitation. The old Verizon Motorolas (not of the 4-letter name variety) I had once upon a time never let me go over 160. They always started at 160 and counted down and then stubbornly refused to add anything else.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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"It's a carrier limitation"


How is it a carrier limitation when I have had VERIZON for probably 8 years and some phones allow 160+ while others dont.

Doesnt sound like a carrier limitation to me one bit.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
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hm...then its changed since I have owned a regular phone, used to on my samsung a year or so ago it would start with 150 and count down while typing the message.
maybe that was a phone based limitation as I have had TM for many years and both my BB and Moto phones can send 160 character messgages X 6 pages.

For what it's worth, the SMS spec call out for a max of 1120 bits per message. With a simple coded (7 bit) language such as English, that is 1120/7 = 160 characters max. Some complex languages (Japanese, Russian, others) use 16 bit coding so you only get 1120/16 = 70 characters per message.
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"It's a carrier limitation"


How is it a carrier limitation when I have had VERIZON for probably 8 years and some phones allow 160+ while others dont.

Doesnt sound like a carrier limitation to me one bit.
Its a carrier limit for this particular phone, or style of phone. :D

My LG enV, Chocolate (VX8500), Voyager, Samsung U620, 740, my Moto V3C and V9M... all can do 1/6 or 1/7 of 160 character SMS messages.. it auto splits them.

My T-mobile 8320 can send 1/6 of 160 character SMS messages...

As for costing money... Yes it can. Verizon's SMS rates for Pay As you Go are $.20 per Text message... so send 7 sms messages, and it gets expensive for the person reciving it. Not sure the other rates.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:13 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Its a carrier limit for this particular phone, or style of phone. :D
This is what I meant, sorry for being unclear by adding in my experience with my Motorolas.
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