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sebink1 06-21-2008 12:51 AM

Verizon texting limited to 160 characters
 
I was with AT&T and am now with Verizon. While texting with AT&T I could send in to 6 pages of text at once, well broken up into 6 different texts. With Verizon it will not let me type more then 160 characters. Is there a way to unlock, so to speak, the ability to send one long text message that is broken up into seperate texts?

John Clark 06-21-2008 12:51 AM

That feature is completely carrier dependent. Verizon doesn't support that on the Blackberry.

Dawg 06-21-2008 06:06 AM

There is already a thread going on with this exact subject

ezrunner 06-21-2008 06:17 AM

Wirelessly posted (off to see the wizard)

Probably more than one started on this

Dawg 06-21-2008 06:21 AM

yes but thie one I am refering to is current, like this week.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...haracters.html

NJBlackBerry 06-21-2008 07:16 AM

So SMS starts for Short Messaging Service, with the 160 character limit and now we need LMS?

Dawg 06-21-2008 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 980672)
So SMS starts for Short Messaging Service, with the 160 character limit and now we need LMS?

lol i guess so

NJBlackBerry 06-21-2008 07:24 AM

Another name for LMS is "E-Mail".

hdawg 06-21-2008 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawg (Post 980673)
lol i guess so

... you better have that otterbox on if you're in the mud and on the bb!

Tdcompton 06-22-2008 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 980675)
Another name for LMS is "E-Mail".

But not everyone gets their email on their phones and sometimes you need to let someone know something now, not when they get a chance to check their email. This SMS issue is a huge annoyance to me.....

John Clark 06-22-2008 12:24 AM

Wirelessly posted (BB 11020)

For time sensitive messages the BB has a phone in it. :-)

NJBlackBerry 06-22-2008 06:02 AM

SMS = SHORT Messaging Service. It has a 160 character limit per the agreed to global specification. Then again, Verizon isn't know for adhering to global standards (can you hear GSM now)?

Annoyance or not, SMS is for SHORT MESSAGES.

Sorry; that's the way it is.

Dawg 06-22-2008 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tdcompton (Post 981518)
But not everyone gets their email on their phones and sometimes you need to let someone know something now, not when they get a chance to check their email. This SMS issue is a huge annoyance to me.....

then send as mms its not regulated you do not have to send a picture or audio with it.

Codito 06-22-2008 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawg (Post 981713)
then send as mms its not regulated you do not have to send a picture or audio with it.

it might cost your recipient money though too

Dawg 06-22-2008 05:51 PM

so may the sms so whats the difference

strike2tamu 06-22-2008 07:19 PM

T-mobile only allows 150 I think.

NJBlackBerry 06-22-2008 07:20 PM

160.

strike2tamu 06-22-2008 08:17 PM

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.

NJBlackBerry 06-22-2008 08:53 PM

On the BB it shows 160 at the top.

Grant H 06-22-2008 09:00 PM

I have Verizon.

On other phones (last one Razr I had) a person could SMS more than 160 characters and it would just break it up. Worked even better if the other persons phone supported this as well and didnt break it up into multiple messages. Its something tha RIM does probably so there isnt any problems sending txts to other carriers.


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