any app to kill verizon max character limit?

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    seriously, limiting characters is so outdated. I think verizon is just messing with us by only allowing 160 characters to any other carrier.... almost everybody can receive a huge message these days.
     
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    The limit isn't some arbitrary magic number Verizon set. It's an arbitrary magic number the Creator of text messaging set. Basically, it's a size that allows text messages to fit between voice data packets on a TDM (time division multiplexed) network. It is pretty much set in stone for inter-carrier communication and probably won't even change with 4g. Just get handcent or chompsms and enable automatic message splitting.
     
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    Better yet, send your SMS over MMS, and you don't have to worry about the 160 character limit.


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    And you do this by....?

    I've never seen an MMS on the phone. Where's it at because that's news to me. I realize it does MMS but I've never seen a specific place to tap for MMS.
     
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    i have received messages of 800+ characters from att, and tmobile... it just automatically breaks it up into 160 char blocks. i want to be able to do the same
     
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    As micp1480 said above MMS will allow you to do it.
     
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    ya i used to do that on my voyager, but as previously mentioned by another user, im having trouble figuring out how to do it on this phone without attaching a picture
     
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    Interesting side not my friend told me about the other day: Apparently if I reply to one of his SMS using the reply-by-email function on Google Voice, the message will automatically get broken up into multiple 160 character messages and they will be ordered with number tags (1., 2., 3., etc).
     
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    Looking though Handcent it has an option to convert a message to MMS if it is more than 3 messages long (I guess that means over 540 characters). There may be something in the market that will allow other options.
     
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    I haven't confirmed with anyone I text but I think Verizon is now splitting text messages into 160 character blocks automatically whereas before they used to just send the first 160 I think
     
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    Why does twitter only allow 140 characters?
     
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