1. alpha752's Avatar
    Is there away to get a character counter for SMS? I know it will automatically split messages over 160, but sometimes I want to try to get it all in 1 message, so I like to see where I am at. This seems like a very simple feature, that nearly every phone has, I just cant see a way to turn it on in my 9930.
    09-03-11 06:22 PM
  2. JC61's Avatar
    For me I do have a counter but it only comes on when I'm close to the end of my 160 characters (maybe with 12 or so characters left to go).

    I'd like it to just be on all the time too, as with previous BBs. I wish they wouldn't mess with this stuff.
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    09-03-11 07:07 PM
  3. alpha752's Avatar
    Ok, I hadnt gotten that close to 160 to notice that yet. Yeah, it comes up at 12 left. Its not ideal, but I guess thatll have to work.

    Thanks!
    09-03-11 11:39 PM
  4. DannyJK's Avatar
    Im running .353 on the 9860 and I got it to stay on once, but I think it was a glitch in the OS as I havent been able to replicate it! LOL.
    09-03-11 11:55 PM
  5. altrax's Avatar
    Out of curiosity why do you want the counter to stay on? It warns you 12 characters before it splits your message...

    I'm just wondering if I'm doing something wrong, cause when i see the counter i finish the word I'm typing and hit enter... so i really like that it pops up like it does
    09-04-11 12:59 AM
  6. annafoster's Avatar
    Hello,

    I'm confused about how the character count works. haha.

    On my Blackberry bold 9930, I get the character count when I have 12 characters left. it says: 12 / 1 of 7. Which I figure means "12 left of your 1st of 7 messages. Once I go over the 12 however, it says: 60 / 3 of 7.

    What happened to message 2 of 7?

    At 52 of that 60, it disappears again. Then reappears at 14 / 3 of 7.
    09-06-11 04:50 PM
  7. DannyJK's Avatar
    Hello,

    I'm confused about how the character count works. haha.

    On my Blackberry bold 9930, I get the character count when I have 12 characters left. it says: 12 / 1 of 7. Which I figure means "12 left of your 1st of 7 messages. Once I go over the 12 however, it says: 60 / 3 of 7.

    What happened to message 2 of 7?

    At 52 of that 60, it disappears again. Then reappears at 14 / 3 of 7.
    Probably just a glitch in the OS as its supposed to continue on to 2 of 7. Mine does.
    09-06-11 04:55 PM
  8. SourBB's Avatar
    What's the point of splitting the meesage? Do other phones do this? Because I don't think my Dinc split the texts. Just curious

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    09-06-11 05:00 PM
  9. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Each SMS message can only be 160 characters (or 140 for some carriers).

    Other devices split them too but the process is invisible to the user.
    09-06-11 05:16 PM
  10. annafoster's Avatar
    I just got off the phone with technical support. We wiped my device and it's still has the text problem. A report has been submitted, hopefully with the software update it'll be fixed.
    09-06-11 06:03 PM
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