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Old 07-13-2009, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering if there is a app, or anything that I can do to be able to type more than 160 characters in a text message?

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Old 07-13-2009, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums.

Take a look at Beyond160. It will do what you're looking for. It is not a free app but does have a free trial.

http://www.blackberrynews.com/2009/0...-extended-sms/
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks alot! exactly what i have been looking for!!
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Strange you can't type more than 160 characters. My limit is 6 sms! It doesn't sound right that u have to get an app to do that. What's this animal called cdma?

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Old 07-13-2009, 10:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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idk everyone that i no that has the pearl or curve from sprint you can only type 160 characters.. idk
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Not all providers allow for expanding into another sms message when the message goes over 160.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That's why its called Short Message Service LOL. If u r that verbose, y not use email nsted?
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That's why its called Short Message Service LOL. If u r that verbose, y not use email nsted?
Not all of your friends my have a BlackBerry or other mobile email device. They may have dumb phones.

Also, same could be said about MMS, maybe not all of your friends have MMS capable phones/plans.
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The only thing I wish is that when someone else sends ms a message over 160 characters that it would show it all in one message instead of like three messages, because sometimes I will get them out of order and it will make no sence.... Anything around that??
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Nope.
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The only thing I wish is that when someone else sends ms a message over 160 characters that it would show it all in one message instead of like three messages, because sometimes I will get them out of order and it will make no sence.... Anything around that??
I think that's more of a carrier mandated issue. I know with my Rogers Blackberries, large messages (more than 1 SMS to complete) will auto-complete themselves (I will see Receiving More while the remainder of the message is being received).

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I think that's more of a carrier mandated issue. I know with my Rogers Blackberries, large messages (more than 1 SMS to complete) will auto-complete themselves (I will see Receiving More while the remainder of the message is being received).

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It will only do this if it's coming from the same carrier usually. My girlfriend's texts from Verizon to my t-mobile berry come separately or only the first 160, but t-mobile texts will come in chunks.
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It will only do this if it's coming from the same carrier usually. My girlfriend's texts from Verizon to my t-mobile berry come separately or only the first 160, but t-mobile texts will come in chunks.
Not necessarily true... I've received SMS that has exhibited this behaviour from Fido and I'm with Rogers Wireless.

However this is GSM to GSM, I will conduct a test coming from CDMA to GSM.

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