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Old 03-15-2007, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been unable to figure out how to send SMS messages longer than 160 characters...I read in the stickied FAQ above that BB can send 1000 character SMS messages, but I have not noticed that on mine. My old phone (Motorola E815) could send SMS as long as I wanted, and if the recipient shared my same carrier (Verizon) they would receive one giant text message, if they had a different carrier they would receive several messages broken up...can BB not do this as well??
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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SMS is usually carrier dependent, but BBs are limited to 960 characters, broken up into 6 messages. 160 per.
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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BBs and many other cell phones are limited to 160 characters per message, or at least that is the case on Cingular. I do not know if it is a carrier specific thing or not.
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hence SMS=short message service or is it simple message service
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How do you get 960 characters? After 160 mine refuses to accept any more characters and says "field full."
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You need to give us more specifics if you want a more informed answer...as in:

- What carrier?
- What Handheld?
- What OS version?
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You need to give us more specifics if you want a more informed answer...as in:

- What carrier?
- What Handheld?
- What OS version?
Im having this problem with an Verizon 8830 os 4.2. ANy ideas?
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Im having this problem with an Verizon 8830 os 4.2. ANy ideas?
That device has a 160 character limit.
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Try sending an email to VZW's MMS gateway. MMS has longer character limits per message than SMS. If your recipient is receiving long messages from other customers, I'm guessing he or she is receiving the message as a MMS (aka picture message) rather than SMS (aka simple text message) Depending the the recient's account (some accounts on some carriers, *cough*ATT*Cough) can't receive MMS from the email gateway unless the user is set up to receive mms from the gateway.

Try sending the long message as an email to Verizon: [email address]. Failing that you could try Verizon: [email address], but that's the one for plain text messages.

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Alltel: [email address]
AT&T: [email address]
AT&T: [email address] [requires target user to register phone number for MMS]
Cingular: [email address]
Cingular: [email address] [requires target user to register phone number for MMS at http://cingular.com]
Cingular: [email address] [deprecated, in favor of cingularme.com]
Nextel: [email address]
Sprint: [email address]
SunCom: [email address]
T-Mobile: [email address]
US Cellular: [email address]
Verizon: [email address]
Verizon: [email address]
Virgin Mobile: [email address]
The use the email gateways all of the time since I have unlimited data, and sending SMS or MMS as data is free for me. The recipient and read and replay as a SMS or MMS, yet it's received back as an email for me, so it's low cost fo both of us! Cha-ching!
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Try sending an email to VZW's MMS gateway. MMS has longer character limits per message than SMS. If your recipient is receiving long messages from other customers, I'm guessing he or she is receiving the message as a MMS (aka picture message) rather than SMS (aka simple text message) Depending the the recient's account (some accounts on some carriers, *cough*ATT*Cough) can't receive MMS from the email gateway unless the user is set up to receive mms from the gateway.

Try sending the long message as an email to Verizon: [email address]. Failing that you could try Verizon: [email address], but that's the one for plain text messages.



The use the email gateways all of the time since I have unlimited data, and sending SMS or MMS as data is free for me. The recipient and read and replay as a SMS or MMS, yet it's received back as an email for me, so it's low cost fo both of us! Cha-ching!

This works well too
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