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Old 06-09-2008, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In my other Verizon phones i could type more than 160 characters to verizon users, but with the curve it wont let me tpe anymore than 160 characters. Is there a way to turn this off? my text can be quite long sometimes.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope the way all BB's are...
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Actually on my tmo and ATT BBs I can do more. It is a limitation put in place by the provider. On ATT and TMO it breaks longer messages into 160 character parts
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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damn alright thanks guys for the info.
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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surely it allows you to type as much as you want and just breaks it up into 160 character long txt messages.

mine does.
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (8320 Curve)

Sprint and Verizon block this feature. I know, its stupid. I feel you
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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why not just send email?
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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why not just send email?
I send text messages because not everyone has e-mail available to them all the time. The only way to communicate is to send text messages. That is if you dont want to actually talk to them. I was one of those people that thought they would never use text messaging. I used to say "It's a ******* phone. Call me!!". Now I am the king of text with over 3000 a month.

My old Moto Q used to break them up into smaller messages if it ran over 160. I wonder why it would be disabled through Verizon strictly on the BlackBerry? Do we know if this happens on all Verizon BlackBerrys or just the Curve?
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I send text messages because not everyone has e-mail available to them all the time. The only way to communicate is to send text messages. That is if you dont want to actually talk to them. I was one of those people that thought they would never use text messaging. I used to say "It's a ******* phone. Call me!!". Now I am the king of text with over 3000 a month.

My old Moto Q used to break them up into smaller messages if it ran over 160. I wonder why it would be disabled through Verizon strictly on the BlackBerry? Do we know if this happens on all Verizon BlackBerrys or just the Curve?
you can send it as an email to their phone every carrier has an email address you can send it too
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I send text messages because not everyone has e-mail available to them all the time. The only way to communicate is to send text messages. That is if you dont want to actually talk to them. I was one of those people that thought they would never use text messaging. I used to say "It's a ******* phone. Call me!!". Now I am the king of text with over 3000 a month.

My old Moto Q used to break them up into smaller messages if it ran over 160. I wonder why it would be disabled through Verizon strictly on the BlackBerry? Do we know if this happens on all Verizon BlackBerrys or just the Curve?
It is on all blackberrys from verizon, from the older models up to the newest models.. Its stupid.. I have both a Verizon Curve and an AT&t Curve.. My AT&T curve allows me to type up to 960 Characters..
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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you can send it as an email to their phone every carrier has an email address you can send it too
This is your only solution, it will make it to their phone as a normal SMS/MMS. I had to do it this way when i had an 8830 w/Verizon.

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This is your only solution, it will make it to their phone as a normal SMS/MMS. I had to do it this way when i had an 8830 w/Verizon.

[email address]
not the only way you can send it as a MMS and type as much as you want to
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Verizon blackberries cant send MMS? or is that receive...i forget
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:31 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Verizon blackberries cant send MMS? or is that receive...i forget
The Curve sends and receives MMS messages on Verizon. Until it was officially released, MMS wasn't provisioned on their network. MMS is the way to go for anyone with video and picture messaging on their plan.
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SMS 101 ShortMessagingService........short = 160
email = LMS need i say more.
carriers were nice enough to allow you to type more and then break it up for you.
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:21 AM   #18 (permalink)
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i know that verizon cripples many of their phones. however, i don't think verizon takes bb users seriously. On all of their regular phones, if you type more than 160 characters in an SMS, it will break it in multiple parts and send them that way. BB SMS is limited to 160. Verizon does not allow VCAST on their BB's. Even VZNav is behind the curve (no pun intended). The newest VZNav allows for traffic updates, weather, movies, etc. Unfortunately, those that have or want VzNav on the BB, are left with the oldest version and no prospect of getting the newest update. Yet, we still pay $10 like everyone else but for an older version. I like VW reliability but if everyone i know didn't have verizon wireless, i'd switch back to at&t in a heartbeat.
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Verizon blackberries cant send MMS? or is that receive...i forget
you are so wrong I have been getting MMS for over a year now on my BB. The older BBS couldnt do it but the pearl was perfectly able.

@obeythelaw My wifes razor wont type over 160 characters either so its not just BBS
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you are so wrong I have been getting MMS for over a year now on my BB. The older BBS couldnt do it but the pearl was perfectly able.

@obeythelaw My wifes razor wont type over 160 characters either so its not just BBS
i guess, there are some phones that can't do more than 160. I'm guessing it is the first razor. My razor2 that i had before my BB was capable of breaking into parts.
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