If you have 161 characters...that just means you can now add another 159 in your second one, so start thinking of more to write lol. I agree sometimes it is a PITA and I find myself deleting un-needed spaces or characters to get to 160
Lol texts are supposed to be short. I just send two consecutive ones. Yea its a bother but as long as my texts continue to be unlimited and I'm not paying .10-.20 for each one I'm happy. Texting is GOAT.
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The other option is to e-mai lthe text to their cell phone. Most carriers have an e-mail address for each person's cell phone (usually like number@carrier). There is even a thread around here with a list of each carrier's formats.
With an e-mail message, you can send as long a message as you would like. The e-mai lwill get broken up into smaller SMS text messages automatically.
When I text with other TMO BlackBerrys we can type over 160 characters and the message with say receiving more and merge the characters into the message. Other than that, to Sprint which I text the most I just type "..." and continue on another message.
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