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    Ive restarted checked sim card and done all the simple "fixes" but people still get my SMS messages in segments with numbers for the segments
    11-25-2019 06:56 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
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    11-25-2019 06:58 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Which phone and message app you have ?
    11-25-2019 06:59 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    Also, does this happen with short messages...even a three-word one, say?
    11-25-2019 07:24 PM
  5. VidJunky's Avatar
    SMS was designed like Twitter, well actually it's the other way around, but you get what I'm saying. You can read more about this 140/160 character system in this link... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...UJbWEzKutgl8lu

    Meanwhile the system learned to group SMS messages together so that users could appear to have more than Tweet sized messages. When sending longer messages they are simply grouped together to appear to be longer than the 140 character limit and still remain SMS. What you are describing are message breaks that occur every 140 characters. I also noticed that you used x/3, which back in the day was the limit before messages would be classified as MMS. MMS messages were sent under a different protocol, which we now know as data and of course were charged differently. So it might be $0.05 an SMS but MMS was charged by size and might start at $0.10 or $0.15.

    You say you tried the simple fixes but don't say what those were. Anyway, if you have a smart phone and are using an app there's a good chance that in the settings of that app there is an option that says "Split" or references 140 characters. You'll want to check or uncheck that box or set it to merge depending how yours works. It should stop your app from sending every 140 characters as individual packets.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-25-2019 08:37 PM

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