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Thread: Character Count in Texts

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    Character Count in Texts

    Is there any way to display the character count in text messages? Verizon only sends 160 right? and it won't send the rest of the text if its more... kinda frustrating.
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    Yeah its 160 count but if it goes over it converts to an MMS message....they say its supposed to still send split in 2 messages but mine never have

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    Oh and welcome to the forum!!!!

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    If you have ChompSMS it tells you how many you have left.
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    Hancent tells you how many characters and it can also auto split the messages
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    The stock messaging app will puts a window up when you get ten characters away and counts it down, then slips the message up. I try to keep it under 160 because I always had problems sending to Atnt folks.
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    The stock messaging app will give you a countdown when you get close to the 160 limit (I think it starts around 150 and counts down to 0 before letting you know it's moved to a 2nd text). And the phone is supposed to cut texts longer than 160 in to multiple texts and send them individually. Mine does it just fine, but delivers them out of order.

    edit: dang beat me to my post thatguy
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    Handcent has an 'auto-split' setting. You can type over 160 and Handcent will automatically separate into 160 count character groupings and send as multiple SMS (or if 3 or more it converts to MMS). It's a great way to get around VZW's limit. Never have your messages cut off again!
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    only problem with Handcent is the spit can be anywhere. if it's alot loner then 160, fine, but sometimes I go a few letters over and the second text is "ng"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofy Yno View Post
    only problem with Handcent is the spit can be anywhere. if it's alot loner then 160, fine, but sometimes I go a few letters over and the second text is "ng"

    Yeah! Sometimes it bugs me, but oh well. I don't have to constantly watch for that magic number to come up, lol.
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