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Old 06-21-2008, 12:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That feature is completely carrier dependent. Verizon doesn't support that on the Blackberry.
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There is already a thread going on with this exact subject
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Probably more than one started on this
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yes but thie one I am refering to is current, like this week.

Verizon Curve- Anyway to let me type more than 160 characters
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So SMS starts for Short Messaging Service, with the 160 character limit and now we need LMS?
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So SMS starts for Short Messaging Service, with the 160 character limit and now we need LMS?
lol i guess so
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Another name for LMS is "E-Mail".
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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lol i guess so
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
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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.....
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Wirelessly posted (BB 11020)

For time sensitive messages the BB has a phone in it.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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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.
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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
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so may the sms so whats the difference
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T-mobile only allows 150 I think.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
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160.
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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.
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On the BB it shows 160 at the top.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
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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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