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Old 07-13-2008, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi im new here, and have a little issue, b4 i had a normal 160 character limit per sms message, now, it say 1 out of 70 meaning only 70 character per text message? quite annoying because if i txt someone who doesn't have a fancy phone instead of one message they get 2-3. and also because my phone send couple of sms messages at a time it takes awhile for them to be send and received. Any clue to why this happened?
i tried batter pull, and i made sure that my sms settings are set to 7-bit

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Old 07-14-2008, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you don't have an automatic signature do you?
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sorry im kinda a newbie, how would i check that , nobody told me that there anything weird about my text messages, but just in case how do i check that
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I'm not sure how to check it, but if you text someone it shows up at the end of your messages everytime. But that should add to the 1 and not take away from the 160. You can always stop by your carrier and see what they say if you can't find the answer here.
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Make sure your input language is set to English (United States) in the Language menu. It solved the problem on my BB.
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Hi! Fixing this issue is simple....

Go to Options and then go to SMS text...

There u'll find the option DATA CODING!
Set it to 7 bit.

Done..

U'll get ur SMS of 160 char...

Ok... TAKE CARE!
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Originally Posted by hasnom View Post
Hi! Fixing this issue is simple....

Go to Options and then go to SMS text...

There u'll find the option DATA CODING!
Set it to 7 bit.

Done..

U'll get ur SMS of 160 char...

Ok... TAKE CARE!
He already said he had set it to that. :/
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I had the same problem, and changing the DATA coding to 7 bit solved it! Thanks to Hasnom!
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