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Old 05-11-2008, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my first Blackberry and joined this forum because I figured I would probably have a few questions. Turns out I was right.

Anyway, I'm sure a lot of these have very obvious answers, but I don't know them...

I used to have (and still do, with no service on it) a Motorola Q. I synced it with Microsoft Outlook, and now I'm trying to figure out how to move those contacts from Outlook to my new Curve. I have a Verizon 8330 Curve, by the way. How do I go about doing this? I installed the Blackberry Desktop Manager that the phone came with, but I don't see any obvious places to go look for syncing to Outlook. Any help would be great. Thanks.

Secondly, I downloaded Google Maps, and that's working great. Are there any other applications that are "must have" applications for my new Curve?

And finally, is there any way to disable the 160 character limit for text messages so that if I were to type 300 characters it would just roll over into two messages? It's just kind of a pain the way it is now.

Thank you for any help you can provide.
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1) Go to Synchronization and click Configure Sync.



2) There are several. Check out aftermarket software section.

3) Can't be done as far as I know
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And finally, is there any way to disable the 160 character limit for text messages so that if I were to type 300 characters it would just roll over into two messages? It's just kind of a pain the way it is now.
...hence the name of the text messaging technology SMS = Short Message Service.

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Err..lemme get this right, you want your SMS to automatically split into 2/3/4 messages when you exceed the 160 character-limit?

I'm a bit baffled, my 8310 does that and so did every more current mobile device I had over the last years; is that function dependant on the provider then?
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Some carriers allow you to do #3 by default! Verizon however as I know does not
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Err..lemme get this right, you want your SMS to automatically split into 2/3/4 messages when you exceed the 160 character-limit?
As I read the OP's question, they desire the ability to have longer messages and not split to multiple messages.
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To text more than 160 characters, send as a mms instead of a sms text
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I figured out the syncing, thanks.

and for the SMS Limit, yeah I wanted it to automatically just turn into more messages if I overtyped the limit of 160 characters. So, if I typed 175 characters, there would be one message of 160, and another with 15 characters, automatically sent. All my phones in the past have done it, and I figured there must be some way to do it. Anyone know?

Thanks for all the responses so far.

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I believe that is the case here... as you compose a BB SMS, you will not at the top of the page the # of characters being used, as well as a 1 / 6, as you go over the 160 characters, it will say 2 / 6, etc.
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I just tried again, and unfortunately when I get to 160 characters, the phone reads "Field Full" and won't let me keep typing. So it seems the general consensus is that the problem is a Verizon issue? I'll ask them maybe...

If any other Verizon customers with a new Curve 8330 had this problem and fixed it, please let me know. Thanks!
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I just tried again, and unfortunately when I get to 160 characters, the phone reads "Field Full" and won't let me keep typing. So it seems the general consensus is that the problem is a Verizon issue? I'll ask them maybe...

If any other Verizon customers with a new Curve 8330 had this problem and fixed it, please let me know. Thanks!
i got my curve thursday and i too have this problem...
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I think that its going to be dependant on the carrier's OS.. maybe you guys could try loading another CDMA OS on the device. Just remember to follow these directions. And make sure you use an OS for the specific device. Which the one listed here is for the device itself, Just from another carrier.

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http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ge-sprint.html
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I am fairly certain this is a VZW issue and the OS may or may not change that. my 8130 does the same thing with either a sprint or alltel OS's
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So basically there's no way I can change it, right? If I asked someone at Verizon they couldn't just turn on some feature on a computer somewhere, right?

Thanks for all of the help though guys.
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So is this a CDMA issue rather than just one carrier? Verizon, Sprint and Alltel have the one thing in common.
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Default Same issues...

I hate to refer you to THE OTHER FORUM...

HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - SMS " Field Full " ?!??!

But I don't want to cause any copypasta ;)

That's the thread I have going on the topic.

Any help would be wonderful!
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And you have a thread going on here...
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