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Support text goes to multi media after 160 chars

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mohawk, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. mohawk

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    I've just discovered my phone goes into multi media when I reach 160 chars in a message. Can anyone help?
     

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    ive been watching this hoping to find a answer...
    come on someone :D
     
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    I think that you'll find that the maximum allowed for a text message is 160 characters. If you enter more than 160, then it becomes an invalid text, but the message can still be sent via MMS. The SGS, being a clever bit of kit, knows this, and helps you out.
     
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    Agree with Geryatrix. I've had phones in the past that would take your 161 character text message and split it into 2 separate text mssages, even if the second one was only 1 character long. All without telling you. Definitely think this is a better solution.
     
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    Why not just use something like PingChat!
    I use it all the time.
    It's great when you want to send an unlimited amount of Text, a Photo, a Video, a Voice message.
     
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    You can go into messaging - settings - send message settings - unclick auto convert to mms (thats if ticked) - then go scroll down to split 160 then choose simple split & add counter. this will then send multiple texts (with upto 160 charecters in - which is nice on unlimited text plans) instead of sending a mms, which some networks charge for MMS (well, mine does anyway :mad:)

    I am using Handcent sms but am sure this is same for stock messaging
     
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    I don't agree. Concatenated SMS is supported by 99% of the phones and should be also supported by the Galaxy S. And unless you have a flat rate for data, sending 2 or 3 SMS will most of the time cost you less money than sending one MMS.

    Seems to be different for stock messaging.
     
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    i am having this problem where i am getting charged 31p everytime i forward a text over 160 characters. my provider say its a phone setting and nothing they can do?? is this correct.... i find it hard to believe that phone with this technology can't cope????
     
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    I often send very long text messages that go above one and even two text allowance rules.
    Not once have I been charged for any additional fees.
    Although the message is sent as one whole message it is then shown as two or three messages from my allowance.
     

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