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Old 10-08-2008, 01:24 AM   #1
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on my verizon blackberry, the character length on text messages are only 160. is there any way to change this so it can be split up into pages if i go over or be able to change the number of character available, rather then getting the "text field filled" or whatever it says?
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:47 AM   #2
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In many threads on this forum and others, what I've found is that how SMS works is dependent on the carrier, not the device.

I'm on AT&T, and can compose a 6 page, 160 character per page text message. When I compose a text message, the top of the screen indicates the "page" as "x of 6" as well as how many characters are on the current page.

The number of characters per page will also be dependant on the coding - 7 Bit or "USC2" which is two 8 bit bytes per character, which then limits the length of a page to 70 characters. The limit on an SMS message is 1120 Bits which is either 160 characters with 7 bits per character coding, or 70 characters with 16 bits per character USC2 coding.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:29 AM   #3
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:09 AM   #4
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ok thanks guys. that is what i read as well but i was hoping someone found a loophole or there was an application for it.
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