I'm new here, so i beg pardon if this has been asked; however i have searched the forums and did not find an answer. my question is thusly: as everyone knows, sms msgs are limited to 160 characters to non-verizon phones. idiotic, nonsensical restrictions aside; i have seen referred to in these forums a character count box that while apparantly inconveniently placed, is completely non-existent on my Motorola droid. Has anyone else encountered this conundrum, and if so, is there a setting that i have missed somewhere that would resolve this issue? Interestingly; i am apparently the only one on these forums who does not like handcent, which i have tried and detest.