1. gjones072169's Avatar
    I LOVE my curve. Ive went through a pearl and many other smartphones but this is by far the best Ive had. My only complaint with BB is only 160 characters per message.

    Can this be changed? I cant seem to find a way.
    01-31-09 06:18 PM
  2. icemike16's Avatar
    Nope. SMS messages are capped at 160 characters. It is very annoying though.

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    01-31-09 06:27 PM
  3. gjones072169's Avatar
    Gay!

    Well thanks for the quick reply man.
    01-31-09 06:28 PM
  4. hilmar2k's Avatar
    MMS does not have the 160 character limit.
    01-31-09 08:07 PM
  5. jeffh's Avatar
    You can also send Pin messages if you have unlimited data and are communicating with another BlackBerry user. Pins only work BB-to-BB, but don't count against text message limits.
    01-31-09 08:33 PM
  6. tmv112's Avatar
    You can also send Pin messages if you have unlimited data and are communicating with another BlackBerry user. Pins only work BB-to-BB, but don't count against text message limits.
    what's the advantage of using a PIN message rather than texting or using BBM?
    01-31-09 08:35 PM
  7. fclensy's Avatar
    Is there any to split SMS messages automaticaly, with an app or otherwise? One of my friends has an LG lotus and SMS messages over 160 characters automaticaly get split between multiple messages.
    01-31-09 08:36 PM
  8. jeffh's Avatar
    what's the advantage of using a PIN message rather than texting or using BBM?
    Pin messages can be unlimited length. BBM uses Pin messages as its communication mechanism. Everyone has Pin message capability, whether they have BBM installed or not.
    01-31-09 08:39 PM
  9. jeffh's Avatar
    Is there any to split SMS messages automaticaly, with an app or otherwise? One of my friends has an LG lotus and SMS messages over 160 characters automaticaly get split between multiple messages.
    Some (all?) BlackBerry GSM carriers automatically split text messages. I don't think any Black Beryy CDMA carriers do. If I'm wrong someone will correct me.
    Last edited by JeffH; 01-31-09 at 09:14 PM. Reason: added BlackBerry in front of carrier to clarify answer
    01-31-09 08:41 PM
  10. tmv112's Avatar
    Some (all?) GSM carriers automatically split text messages. I don't think any CDMA carriers do. If I'm wrong someone will correct me.
    My Razr used to be able to type more than 160 characters.
    01-31-09 09:07 PM
  11. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Also if its a verizon customer you can email and it will show as a text on their end

    Phonenumber@vtext.com would be the address.

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    01-31-09 09:10 PM
  12. jeffh's Avatar
    My Razr used to be able to type more than 160 characters.
    I should have said "BlackBerry Carriers." I've corrected my post. Thanks.
    01-31-09 09:15 PM
  13. jbeachy's Avatar
    Also if its a verizon customer you can email and it will show as a text on their end

    Phonenumber@vtext.com would be the address.

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    But still limited to 160 characters - if the message is longer than 160 it is truncated before delivery to the phone.

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    01-31-09 09:36 PM
  14. NotJustAPhone's Avatar
    It must be a Verizon / BlackBerry thing. On my old Verizon LG 8350, text messages over 160 characters would get split into multiple SMS messages.

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    01-31-09 09:57 PM
  15. cdf3's Avatar
    My previous Verizon phone would not let me type more than 160 chracters. So it's not just a cap put on BlackBerry phones.

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    02-01-09 02:38 AM
  16. Iceman's Avatar
    I use MMS also for lengthy messages. Yeah JeffH had a great idea about pin msg. I use it a lot too and it doesn't have this limitation.
    02-01-09 02:55 AM
  17. jbeachy's Avatar
    The 160 character limitation is technology-related and applies to all carriers as far as I know. SMS uses a communication space reserved for communicating with the cell towers. Fortunately isn't needed much much for that prupose, so we can use it for SMS. That protocol has a limitation of 160 characters. Some carriers offer "enhanced SMS" where messages longer than that are sent as multiple messages. A Google search reveals tons of hits related to this.

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    02-01-09 07:52 AM
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