Long Text/ Concatenated SMS

kbr2

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Since Fi does not support Concatenated SMS, every time I send a text longer than 160 characters, it gets split up before it gets delivered.

Has anyone found a workaround for this issue? Is there a certain app that performs what the network provider normally does? Is there a way to force an MMS (other than long pressing on the send icon and creating a subject)?

I really want to give Fi a chance, but everyone I know uses standard SMS/MMS to communicate (over Allo or Whatsapp or similar). I am testing it out for a month on a new number before I switch permanently from Big Red. And this is really close to being a deal breaker.
 

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Sadly converting to MMS would be the o Lynn way since Sprint is part of the program and their network doesn't support long texts.
 

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I seem to remember back in the day (I might have been running a droid x), I had a messenger app that had a setting that would automatically convert SMS to MMS once the character number rolled over 160.

Was that actually a thing? Or am I imagining it? Maybe it was a thing before concatenated SMS was adopted by most carriers. I guess that setting could have been removed as it became obsolete.

Does T-Mobile support concatenated SMS? Did that mean if my phone is operating on T-Mobiles network when I send a long text, it will go through as a long text?
 

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