1. Devinfowlkes15's Avatar
    Can you send a SMS text longer than 160 character
    01-30-2011 10:14 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Technically, no one can.

    Some phones have software capable of doing "behind the scenes" splitting & re-combining messages over the 160 characters. I'll have to look deeper to be sure if the iPhone is one that can do that or not. But someone who knows for sure will probably answer before I can find it
    01-30-2011 10:19 PM
  3. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    Can you send a SMS text longer than 160 character
    SMS has a max of 160 characters.

    Phones capable of sending more than 160 either have EMS service (text only capable of greater than 160 characters) or auto splitting of your long text into multiple SMS.

    I believe the iPhone does EMS.

    Edit: EMS = enhanced messaging service
    01-30-2011 10:31 PM
  4. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Yes iPhone texts can go over 160. It will split it up on the other person's phone and appear as 1 large message on your iPhone.
    01-31-2011 03:33 PM
  5. coltsbr's Avatar
    Yes iPhone texts can go over 160. It will split it up on the other person's phone and appear as 1 large message on your iPhone.
    That is correct or use MMS to send a message at one time over 160.
    01-31-2011 03:38 PM
  6. WyckedAnkh's Avatar
    I would imagine that the text would get split up when the person recceives it. I don't see them putting the restriction where you have to send the message once you reach 160 characters when other smartphones stopped doing that on the CDMA network
    01-31-2011 04:28 PM
  7. iTreHayes's Avatar
    I would imagine that the text would get split up when the person recceives it. I don't see them putting the restriction where you have to send the message once you reach 160 characters when other smartphones stopped doing that on the CDMA network
    Yup I know my Droid X defiantly doesn't require me to begin another new txt after the 160 count.
    02-01-2011 06:00 PM
  8. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Yup I know my Droid X defiantly doesn't require me to begin another new txt after the 160 count.
    Even my craptastic Samsung Rogue does that.
    02-01-2011 06:47 PM
  9. anon4705295's Avatar
    Ugh. Another reason to remind me why BlackBerrys suck. Mine gives me an alert that says "Message Full!" and i have to send it before I can continue typing. FML.
    02-01-2011 06:53 PM
  10. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    Ugh. Another reason to remind me why BlackBerrys suck. Mine gives me an alert that says "Message Full!" and i have to send it before I can continue typing. FML.
    OS6 fixed that! Are you going to keep your BB now?
    02-01-2011 08:42 PM
  11. anon4705295's Avatar
    OS6 fixed that! Are you going to keep your BB now?
    OS6 fixed nothing on phones that can't support it and my BB isn't one of the privileged BB currently on the market that support OS6 So nope, not keeping it
    02-01-2011 11:16 PM
  12. littles845's Avatar
    Adios blackberry.
    02-01-2011 11:38 PM
  13. smh16's Avatar
    Even my craptastic Samsung Rogue does that.
    LMAO! That's the same word I've been using to describe my Rogue! The more I use my iPod touch on WiFi at home, the more I hate that phone when using it while out.
    02-02-2011 05:58 AM
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