Texting beyond 160

Aghdodvardeeg

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Hey everyone

Sorry if this is a repeat. I just switched from blackberry to my beautiful Moto Droid a couple days ago.

Is there any way, or any app that I can download, that will allow me to be able to send text messages longer than 160 characters to non Verizon customers??
 

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doesn't it do it automatically?

i've texted more than 160 chars and it just began recounting from 1 again.

but to be honest i wasnt paying attn if the recipient was vzw or not.
 

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doesn't it do it automatically?

i've texted more than 160 chars and it just began recounting from 1 again.

but to be honest i wasnt paying attn if the recipient was vzw or not.

If its to a non-verizon person then you will immediately receive a text saying you can't send more than 160 characters to said person.
 

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Hey everyone

Sorry if this is a repeat. I just switched from blackberry to my beautiful Moto Droid a couple days ago.

Is there any way, or any app that I can download, that will allow me to be able to send text messages longer than 160 characters to non Verizon customers??

ChompSMS has an option to break the texts up itself, so they get sent as separate texts to Verizon, instead of one big long one.
 

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doesn't it do it automatically?

i've texted more than 160 chars and it just began recounting from 1 again.

but to be honest i wasnt paying attn if the recipient was vzw or not.

Where do you see a counter? I've never noticed one. Heck, before I started reading forums I never even knew there was a limit. Although on one text, after I pressed send, I got a strange notice saying something about not delivering texts to those outside of Verizon over limit or using special characters. It made no sense to me at the time and from what I recall the recipient still got the text.
 

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Once you hit the 160 limit, it splits the SMS into 2 messages. It should send the first 160 SMS and then whatever's left from the 2nd, appears as a second SMS. I've tested it and it works fine.
 

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I've been chatting with my chick who's on tmobile and she gets all of them..

I get sms from people who are on other networks, and I see broken SMS messages coming in 2 and 3 messages (if it's long)
 

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It's so annoying that they havent fixed it. it shouldnt just be to VZW customers.. either way i have unlimited texting, and im sure most people do.
 

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I text a lot, and my friends used to all be on different carriers. Now they're all on Verizon, and a lot have droids. All right.

If the person is on a different carrier, and you go over the limit, Verizon automatically truncates the message down to 160 characters, but still sends it. The standard messaging app does not split messages into multiple parts. Handcent does this, however. The only way you can send a message over 160 characters to a person on a different carrier with the default app is by making it really long so it sends as a mms instead of an sms.

As for receiving messages over 160 characters from other carriers, they get broken up if the other person's phone does this automatically. Some do, some don't.

In reality, it's not Verizon's fault for the 160 character limit. That's par for the course. It's really more Android's messaging app that's to fault here.
 

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I get long messages from my brother who's on ATT and using a Palm Treo 750.. when he goes over the limit, the SMS is split in 2 and I see the original then the 2nd half of the msg come in a 2nd SMS.

When I'm typing on my Droid, I see #/1 example: as I'm approaching the 160 limit, I see 160/1 and then if I go over, it starts back from 1/2 so if I type a long msg, i'll see 160/1 then 15/2 or wahtever..basically means 160 chars on sms 1, and 15 chars on sms 2

so I think it actually does split into 2 sms, however if the person you're sending to doesnt have a "smartphone" it might not receive the 2nd sms.. who knows.
 

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Don't fall up the stairs. K?
What is up with that?
Telling the wife that for years. I cant figure out how to do it. Unfortunately I fall down...never near the bottom.
 

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So reading the feedback i decided to first send a text message that was over 160 characters to my buddy who has an iPhone with ATT. As I was approaching 160 i did not see the counter that some of you mentioned. Also, when I sent the message, my friend only received the first 160 characters.

I think I will go ahead an download either the ChompSMS or Handcent. It isn't that big of a deal but it's something I would rather have than not have.
 

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You have a Droid and didn't see this? As soon as I come within 10 chars or so of the 160 limit, it appears in the text field where you're typing on the bottom right as a little bubble that appears.
 

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My long texts to non vzw numbers always get split up and the recipient always gets all split msgs. I have confirmed this so I know it happens. And I see the counter all the time. From what I know this should always happen automatically regardless of which phone it is sent from or received by..
 

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