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Old 09-01-2009, 11:48 PM   #1
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This picture is from my brother's Verizon BlackBerry Tour. You can see the black bar on top is a bit different than usual. It says the number of characters left before hitting 160 and then says 1 of 6 allowing you to exceed the 160 limit. My brother was able to go over the limit and then it was broken into multiple texts ala AT&T.

Unfortunantly, this was short lived--only lasted for a day before returning to normal. He told me about it and I have no idea what caused it, though I wish I did because it is feature sorely lacking from Verizon.

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Old 09-02-2009, 12:11 AM   #2
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This picture is from my brother's Verizon BlackBerry Tour. You can see the black bar on top is a bit different than usual. It says the number of characters left before hitting 160 and then says 1 of 6 allowing you to exceed the 160 limit. My brother was able to go over the limit and then it was broken into multiple texts ala AT&T.

Unfortunantly, this was short lived--only lasted for a day before returning to normal. He told me about it and I have no idea what caused it, though I wish I did because it is feature sorely lacking from Verizon.

Any ideas?
Well...um...so I think you got a lot, and I mean a lot of people excited about this...only to find out u noted he was using his Tour on AT&T which you are able to text more than 160...maybe it was enabled temporarily...
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:13 AM   #3
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NO! He is using it on Verizon! "ala" means "just as". What I said was he was able to send a text 160+ characters just like someone on AT&T could, except he is on Verizon.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:16 AM   #4
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My brother is a BB newbie and in no way is sophisticated enough to unlock something hidden like this and he has no idea how this was enabled and then subsequently disabled. I am just glad I taught him how to use CaptureIt because otherwise I wouldn't have believed him.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:19 AM   #5
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NO! He is using it on Verizon! "ala" means "just as". What I said was he was able to send a text 160+ characters just like someone on AT&T could, except he is on Verizon.
Sorry didn't mean to sound stupid..I missed that part....lol...well...I'm stumped but pretty much..it might have been enabled temporarily...any more info you can give on like when he bought it, or where he got it from, what OS does he have?
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:29 AM   #6
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No worries. He bought it about 2 weeks ago from the Verizon store in Porter Ranch, CA and he's running OS 4.7.1.40. I bought my Tour from the same location in July but only his phone did this.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:35 PM   #7
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If you want to go beyond 160 use beyond 160
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:56 PM   #8
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That is beyond160. I bet he downloaded trail version.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #9
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That is not Beyond 160. Here is a screen shot of Beyond 160 from the Tour. Clearly, very different pictures.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:31 PM   #10
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Well ballz....might just have to chalk it up to freak occurance that won't happen again.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:38 PM   #11
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Well ballz....might just have to chalk it up to freak occurance that won't happen again.
Or he could have photoshoped it too....lol...jk..yah I believe him. Its not the first person I've hear say that they had that capability for a while and then it went away.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:17 PM   #12
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yes! i had this the other day..i was wondering if maybe by accident i was looking at the 160+ and downloaded a demo, but i didnt...it just was there for one message and went away..it said the same thing 1/6
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:48 PM   #13
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I'm not getting the part about why anyone would want to send a text over 160 characters.

Are you sure the receiver enjoys your 250 character text??
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I'm not getting the part about why anyone would want to send a text over 160 characters.

Are you sure the receiver enjoys your 250 character text??
Why would someone want to send a text over 160 characters? Well, yes I know there's mms for that, but...well...why not...maybe cuz u might have a girlfriend or wife that needs a lengthy explanation of why u weren't able to answer at work... :D...surely u must understand...unless u have no one to talk to then that ur rather text then call them [/
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:33 PM   #15
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I had this same thing happen ONCE about two weeks ago for one text.

No idea why.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:00 AM   #16
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I wonder if this is something that has the potential to be enabled, my Alias 2 does this by default with Verizon, wonder why it would be repressed.
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I'm not getting the part about why anyone would want to send a text over 160 characters.

Are you sure the receiver enjoys your 250 character text??
Sometimes you do need to type more than 160 characters, and having the ability to type it in one window where it then tells you that you have created 3 160 character messages; as opposed to composing and sending 3 seperate messages is easier.

And as drummer boy pointed out, yes there is MMS, but not everybody has a phone that can recieve MMS (yes you may think I sound stupid, but its true, I know 2 people who still have a very basic phone for very basic use)
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