1. redtextoo's Avatar
    after about 2 lines of sms text, i get a "field full" message. i'm new to this "smart phone" thing, but old BB i used at work didn't have such a limitation. i've looked through all the limited info provided by verizon and don't see an answer to how to get more space in the text field. can anyone out there help me with a solution?
    01-27-09 01:19 PM
  2. gqathu's Avatar
    It is limited to 160 Characters. If you need to send a message longer than that you have to send an MMS or an email.
    01-27-09 01:25 PM
  3. jh4for5's Avatar
    2 lines??? There's no way that's 160 cahracters. redtextoo - please confirm.
    01-27-09 01:32 PM
  4. gqathu's Avatar
    2 1/3 lines is 160 characters...
    01-27-09 01:37 PM
  5. jh4for5's Avatar
    In portrait or landscape?
    01-27-09 01:38 PM
  6. jh4for5's Avatar
    In portait I get like 5 lines
    01-27-09 01:38 PM
  7. gqathu's Avatar
    Landscape, I just tried it out...
    01-27-09 01:39 PM
  8. Romple's Avatar
    All my other phones had a text counter on it so if you went over 160 chars it just sent multiple texts.

    Storm's the first phone I've owned that hard limits you. :-(
    01-27-09 01:41 PM
  9. jh4for5's Avatar
    It's a blackberry limitation
    01-27-09 01:43 PM
  10. rrudeboy's Avatar
    2 threads with the same topic/same poster ?

    (ps. the Moto Q also had this 160 char limit)
    01-27-09 01:52 PM
  11. blackberryp8100's Avatar
    Its not a blackberry thing, because I had a Pearl and it would let you type as long as you wanted in an SMS. Now I have the Storm and it totally restricts you. I don't see why it won't just notify you that it will be in 2 seperate texts, but still allow you to type. So annoying!!
    01-27-09 02:15 PM
  12. dirtyjersey's Avatar
    It's a blackberry limitation
    its actually a Verizon Blackberry limitation. The Vodaphone storm 9500 lets you send 3 pages of 160 char text.

    My vzw pearl had the same limitation. My Verizon Q did not. So its not a verizon thing, or a blackberry thing, but it is a VZW BB thing.

    Pretty stupid.
    01-27-09 02:35 PM
  13. brinklej's Avatar
    I have this problem to but i didn't have this problem with my PEARL that I had with t-mobile, maybe this is a CDMA thing im not sure.
    01-27-09 02:58 PM