Verizon's text limit to non-VZW customers

Discussion in 'Application Requests' started by rawness, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. rawness

    rawness Well-Known Member
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    Verizon has a 160 character text limit when SMS messsages are sent. If the recipient is a VZW customer, multiple text messages are sent, however if the recipient is not a VZW customer then only the first 160 characters are sent-NO MULTIPLE MESSAGES.

    How about an app that automatically sends multiple SMS messages if the length is greater than 160 characters?
     

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  2. karimarie

    karimarie Well-Known Member
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    Google Voice does this.
     
  3. rawness

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    Hmmm...I have GV, how do I send texts with it?

    I also don't wanna lose the threaded structure and I want the texts sent from my cell #, not my GV #. Does GV work like this?
     
  4. karimarie

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    If you have the GV app, you can send texts from there. And while I don't use it (I use Handcent) IIRC, it does thread. It will send from your GV #, though.
     
  5. rawness

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    Handcent will now do this!
     
  6. karimarie

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    Wait, really? Are you sure? I just tried doing that with HC this morning, and I got the message back about Verizon limits non-Verizon customers to 160 characters.
     
  7. rawness

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    If you have the latest update, you can go to your settings and click an option to automatically split up messages longer than 160 characters.
     
  8. karimarie

    karimarie Well-Known Member
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    Found that last night. Yaay--thanks! :)
     
  9. Howie

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    Cool, I may have to revisit that application :)
     
  10. superglen99

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    handcent is the bomb! it splits them up and does customization for everything and its free! Handcent FTW!!
     
  11. cconover

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    I've tried Handcent a couple of times since getting my Droid, and the first couple of times I didn't like it as much as the stock messaging app. After the update a few days ago I tried it again, and while it was a little better, it still felt slow and laggy. Anybody else have experience with this?

    I do however like the ability to split messages or convert them to MMS if they're larger than 160 characters. In fact, that's why I tried it originally.
     

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