Verizon Text Message?

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  1. Droidster163

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    Hey guys,

    Whenever i send a message with 160+ character i always end up getting a message from some long verizon number saying..

    "FREE_VZW_MSG: Messages sent to non-VZW customers with graphics/tones/formatting and/or 160+ characters are sent as plain text with only the first 160 characters"

    How do i get rid of this notification? I have tried calling verizon but the guy was unable to figure out how and i didn't have much time to talk. So i thought i'd ask here before calling them again.

    TIA
     
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    Download Hancent from the Market. You can set it to split the 160+ text messages.....
     
  3. Martin030908

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    Using an app (like Handcent) is the only way. The 160 character limit is a VZW network issue.
     
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    So if my messages are 160+ they will only get the first 160 characters? I figured it would just send it as two messages.
     
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    Handcent SMS will automatically split each the first 160 characters (and so on) and send them in multiples messages... up to 3 then it converts to MMS. So your intended recipient will get all of your text, not just the first 160.

    It's basically a work around of Verizon's limitation. And it works excellent :)
     
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    Yeah, this was a pain on Blackberry, you would have to send the first 160 characters and continue typing, OR save as a draft, type up the whole message, then send both.
     
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    Haha i guess i'll have to go back to using Handcent. Thumbs down for Verizon on this! Thanks guys!
     
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    Yeh thats a limit from vzw. u can text over 160 to vzw users an as previously said use handcent. its like that for every single vzw phone when u text over 160 to non vzw people
     
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    You're welcome!
     
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    Okay so i just downloaded Handcent and it works. But i still get that dam notification.. Anyway to get rid of that?
     
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    nope. only by not texting over 160 lol
     
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    I don't receive the notification from VZW about the 160+. It shouldn't come at all because you're not 'sending' any SMS over 160.
    Try a reset maybe ?
     
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