- 11-04-2011, 10:19 AM #2
- 11-04-2011, 10:33 AM #3
SMS/Text messages are limited to 160 characters. On many phones, if a message exceeds 160 characters, the OS will be able to put it back together and still show it as a single message to both the sender and receiver.
On CDMA networks this doesnít always seem to work as well as on GSM and once an SMS hits 160 characters, any additional text is split off into a second message, after 320, a third message, etc. The same content is still delivered, itís just not presented as nicely. (In some cases the message parts might even appear out of order which is even more annoying.)
Again, some users claim to seldom if ever experience this problem in the real world, others say it happens often enough to annoy them.
- 11-04-2011, 10:55 AM #5
- 11-04-2011, 11:35 AM #6iPhone Newbie
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- 11-04-2011, 01:24 PM #7
- 11-04-2011, 01:28 PM #8
on verizon the capability isnt there there for the texts are sent in multiple messages if a verizon iphone sends a longer message to a at&t phone they will be split up... sprint might support longer messages too but its definitely not random..
- 11-04-2011, 01:32 PM #9
this is semi incorrect also...
the carrier can support larger text messages which is why when sending from at&t to at&t phones the message isnt split.. if a verizon phone sends to a at&t phone with a longer message it will be split up same with sprint phones sending to at&t
its not the phone that fixes it. Its the capability of the network..
Theres a special name for the feature on the network that supports longer messages but I can't remember what its called.
- 11-04-2011, 04:34 PM #10
- 11-04-2011, 06:55 PM #11