- 03-12-09, 08:57 AM #3
I tend to be verbose in my messages from time to time ;-) . And rather then hit the 160 character limit, which is SO easy to do in even the most to-the-point txts, I just find myself using MMS instead even when there is no intention to attach media. The delay is fairly insignificant and I also like the ability to add a "Title" to the message which makes sorting thru a day's messages all that much easier.
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See I don't like using MMS, because it's annoying to the people i send them too and also some people get confused by it too. idk how many times i've heard "why did you send me a pix message?"
also, idk how long my text will end up being. so i can't just use them for the long ones.
- 03-12-09, 12:08 PM #5
i've experienced these messages from other people too...where it came as 2 or 3 or more messages....
i wish this carried over to the BB world, but when i have to send one longer, i just flip over to MMS....usually if i'm typing and i hit the 160, i copy, discard, open MMS, and paste and continue.........
works for me
- 03-12-09, 12:16 PM #6
I have AT&T and can type out messages as long as I want and it will send it in multiple messages and I've received long messages as multiple messages...I think it's a Verizon thing, I've heard their customers talk about this being an issue on non-BB's as well
- 03-12-09, 04:05 PM #7
I think the 160 Characters limit is because of the way it's encoded and sent.
EDIT: Found this on wiki Short message service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaOriginally Posted by Wiki-SMS
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03-12-09, 04:36 PM #9
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I tend to run out of room also when im having full convos by text. I never really use MMS unless im sending pix but maybe now ill give it a shot, thanx for the info. But every other smartphones i have owned had the same restriction so i dont think its just a Blackberry thing.Blackberry isn't just a phone it's a LIFESTYLE!!!
- 03-22-09, 06:47 PM #12
you need to try the blackberry Messenger you can IM and not be limited in your menu key goto instant message if you have the other persons pin type it in and go beyond 160 and have lots of fun. you can leave the conversation open and pick it up days later. you can also have a Conference and invite other people to the conversation.