SMS being split into pieces
Coming from a Droid X, never had this happen before...it would just send one large SMS instead of splitting it up into 2-3 seperate messages like this iPhone is doing. I'm texting the same person I did before....any thoughts?
- 02-09-2011, 09:05 AM #2
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- 02-09-2011, 09:14 AM #4
I've had them all..BB on Verizon, Palm on Verizon, and Android on Verizon....all of them would allow me to send a message as long as I wanted without splitting it up on the other end (BB required crunchSMS). What puzzles me, is that I'm sending to another iPhone (at&t)....if I could send 400 characters or so in one piece from my Droid X, why on earth would the iPhone be any different?
- 02-09-2011, 11:00 AM #6
International carrier standard is set at 160 characters. It is called SMS because it stands for short message system. If you want longer, send an email.
That being said, some phones will allow you to split messages, or to type more than the set 160 characters. Many do not, because the manufacturers understand the constraints set internationally by carrier.
I can remember being on Sprint with a Treo and receiving a long text from someone on another carrier - the part after 160 either didn't arrive, or it came hours late, or it came garbled. Every once in a while, the 2nd part would show up and the 1st part never did.
- 02-09-2011, 01:43 PM #7
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- 02-09-2011, 02:41 PM #9iMore Intermediate
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I hated that feature on on BB, once you ran out of characters you had to send and then keep typing. I love that my iPhone just lets me keep typing and sends it out in 2 sms...my brother in law has an Android phone on Sprint and his SMS come in 2. All of my phones on VZW have had a max character count of 160
- 02-09-2011, 02:45 PM #10
- 02-09-2011, 02:50 PM #11
I've never had an issue sending/receiving messages over 160 chars between myself and my wife (both AT&T, both on 3GS's), but anything linger than 160 coming in from other carriers (T-Mobile notably from my mom's BB) are split up automatically.
The reason the Droid never had issues is that it switched the message type to MMS when it went over 160 chars. MMS has a 1000 char limit. The iPhone doesn't do this. Some people can't receive MMS messages (Google Voice, for one). Verizon limits SMS to 160 chars no matter what. You can type longer messages, but they are split automatically (SMS, not MMS). I'm surprised I can send to my wife's iPhone without it splitting up, honestly.
- 02-09-2011, 02:52 PM #12
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