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Old 09-16-2008, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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On my previous 'cheap' cellphone, I had the ability to include email addresses and phone numbers in a group and then send a text to that group. Message would be sent to phone numbers as text and same message would be sent to email addresses. I don't recall there being a 160 character limit.

It seems like I can't send an SMS Txt to email addresses and phones at the same time. It looks like I have to send messages to an email address using my email client and to phone numbers as SMS Txt. I'm limited to 160 characters on my texting.

Am I missing something fundamental here?
Old 09-16-2008, 08:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You're not missing anything. The device is functioning as designed.
SMS has always had a per-character limit. Your older phone may not have recognized it, and instead your carrier probably split your longer messages into multiple texts before they are received by the recipient.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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