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Zehava 01-03-2009 11:32 AM

SMS texting
 
How do you increase the size of a SMS text. After three sentences I get a full field screen. Sry new to BB and loving the storm! Thanks all, Z

jsntrenkler 01-03-2009 11:56 AM

Click Setup/Setup Wizard/Font === Default font size is 8, you can go as low as 7 .. This will give you a little more space in your SMS Field.

Zehava 01-03-2009 12:09 PM

Texting
 
hmm, tried your idea and lowered the font to 7 took off bold and still only have room for about 30 words before it says field full when writing a text.

RCPCornell 01-03-2009 12:16 PM

If I'm not mistaking Verizon only allows 160 characters in a text. There is a count down at the top of the sms text while you are typing it.

Zehava 01-03-2009 12:24 PM

txt
 
Wow, this is really not good for sms. Every post on this tread would have given me a field full pop up. Which means it is hardly a good way to communicate an idea.

rachamphetamine 01-03-2009 12:26 PM

The SMS limit has been debated in many threads already - it can be frustrating but there is no way around the limit for SMS at least. If you'd like to send a message longer than that, send it as an MMS or email.

ezrunner 01-03-2009 12:57 PM

Wirelessly posted (hope is everything!)

Sms=short message service. 160 characters was the standard set

Some carrier allow more though every 160 counts as a text. Just they way it is! If you need to say more email is a better option

falcontrainer 01-03-2009 01:50 PM

Because of the 160 character limit on sms my company communicates our outages by MMS which has a limit too but it is much higher I am thinking 400ish but this also includes text in the subject line. We had tested with Verizon reps for a solution for about a week and found that since not everyone has a bb(they can't receive emails per say on their devices) mms's would be the best solution. We haven't had a problem since.

RCPCornell 01-03-2009 02:46 PM

That's great. I didn't even know that you could send larger messages with mms. Thanks.

ofelas 01-03-2009 02:52 PM

Yup, that whole SMS 160 character thing is a racket...
Use MMS, or, better yet, email a message to the recipient's [email address] & you should be good to go.

One Bold User 01-03-2009 06:59 PM

That's quite ridiculous that Verizon limit's the length rather than composing multiple messages. I don't think I'd be able to go through that. Most of my SMS consist of atleast 2 messages.

RCPCornell 01-03-2009 08:26 PM

What's funny is that on non-blackberry devices Verizon lets you send more than a 160 characters and breaks it up into separate messages when it gets to the recipient. Not to sure why the Blackberry just cuts you off.

Mattb7 01-03-2009 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RCPCornell (Post 1233107)
What's funny is that on non-blackberry devices Verizon lets you send more than a 160 characters and breaks it up into separate messages when it gets to the recipient. Not to sure why the Blackberry just cuts you off.

Thats not true. All SMS is 160 no matter what phone on Verizon.

RCPCornell 01-03-2009 08:40 PM

Huh. Just from past experience on my razor I was able to send larger than 160 it just broke it up into multiple messages. May have been the phone. Oh well, all that matters is I can just send a mms and I know that now.


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