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Old July 2nd, 2012, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Experiencing this well known problem.
anything over 160 characters always converts to a multimedia message in my rooted LG esteem running Plague kernel.

As a result the default message app won't send photos either.
I have seen this in dozens of forums with no answers.

Since I spent nearly $500 on this phone and extra battery and extras, I'd like to be able to send a simple picture with a text message.

Does anyone have definitive information on this?

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Experiencing this well known problem.
anything over 160 characters always converts to a multimedia message in my rooted LG esteem running Plague kernel.

As a result the default message app won't send photos either.
I have seen this in dozens of forums with no answers.

Since I spent nearly $500 on this phone and extra battery and extras, I'd like to be able to send a simple picture with a text message.

Does anyone have definitive information on this?

thanks.

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The stock texting application doesn't allow anything that'll exceed the 160 character limit. Even worse, once it exceeds the limit -- it'll never send. You have to use an aftermarket texting app. Try GO SMS or one of the other various you can find on the Play Store.
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The stock texting application doesn't allow anything that'll exceed the 160 character limit. Even worse, once it exceeds the limit -- it'll never send. You have to use an aftermarket texting app. Try GO SMS or one of the other various you can find on the Play Store.

This is all correct.

Download GOSMS and youll be good to go.
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Turn off wifi and make sure you have data signal. Only time I have that problem... other then that I can send videos and such...
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thanks you guys!

I did the GOSMS thing and will see if I can send pictures.
regardless both the standard message app, and GOSMS both refuse to download small pics my girlfriend is sending me, and I get this message "Message expired or not available" which is the same message i get when trying to send a pic as well.


ideas?

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