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Old 05-31-2008, 10:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How can I get my bb to do this?
[Q: How is texting on a BlackBerry like?
A: The QWERTY keyboards can make it very convenient. You can also use a texting plan, as BlackBerry allows you to easily write huge text messages (messages up to around 1000 characters) which automatically gets split up to 6 text messages. These are actually automatically combined into one message by some other phones that automatically recombine segmented text messages (such as other BlackBerries).]

On my World Edition, I get this error message. " field is full"
I can only send 160 characters.

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Old 05-31-2008, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could this be a GSM versus CDMA issue...I never saw anything like this on my BlackBerries nor on my Tilt...
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160 is the standard length of SMS! However some services will allow you to continue to type and it breaks the message into parts example: a 250 character text would be split into two messages. Some carriers allow this some don't. I believe vzw does not allow this
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160 is the standard length of SMS! However some services will allow you to continue to type and it breaks the message into parts example: a 250 character text would be split into two messages. Some carriers allow this some don't. I believe vzw does not allow this
Is it because its a blackberry? I can type as much as I want on my Verizon Samsung U740.
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It just means that they followed the published standard, which limits text messages to 160 characters. Samsung did not follow the standard.
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Between my Fiance any myself, we have had 5 phones on Sprint, and they all stop letting you type a text message at 160 characters. It juts depends on your carrier and how they follow the rules.
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I just got my Verizon 8330, try to start it as an MMS instead of an SMS. That's worked for me!
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Wirelessly posted (7250)

On Bell Mobility, the limit is 140 characters.
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