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Topic # 3644 12-Mar-2005 16:22
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I bought this phone yesterday and because of that, I'm not used to the phone and telecom account as I've been using vodafone.

I tried to text people with this phone and I've found out there's this 160 character limit. I assume it's the number of characters I can send with 1 text message and if I have more than 160 characters, I'll have to pay for 2 text messages.

Once, I've reached the limit and tried to type something more even I get to pay for more texts and then I've found out that I can't type in anything more.

Is there any way out of this? I'm wondering if it's because I'm not used to the phone yet or the phone was set to be like this. Though if it is supposed to be like this, that's reeeaally bad..

Any helps here?

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Reply # 13520 12-Mar-2005 16:57
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On GSM handsets, there is usually a setting which enables 'long messages'. This feature allows you to concatenate messages if you go belong the length limit, as you describe.

Unfortunately, I have never been able to find a similar feature on any CDMA phones. I'm not sure if it's technically possible to send messages longer than 160 characters on a CDMA network but I agree that 160 characters is often not enough and it would frustrate me if I were a regular user of text messaging.

I wonder what happens if you send a long message from an 021 handset to an 027 handset?

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  Reply # 13522 12-Mar-2005 17:01
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So every Telecom mobile users can't send out texts exceeding 160 character limit?? That's terrible..


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Reply # 13523 12-Mar-2005 18:14
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Nope. SMS is limited to 160 characters in any network, be it CDMA or GSM. Some mobile phones have special features that allow you to enter more than the limit - and the message will be sent in multiple SMS, and of course you'll be charged for each one in multiples of 160.

It means that if you send 161 characters from some of these phones then you'll be charged for 2 x SMS. Great money making isn't it?

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  Reply # 13524 12-Mar-2005 18:27
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Yeah I understand how those works but my previous vodafone phones supported that feature so that I can send multiple texts.

I want to know if TX115c supports that kind of things.

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  Reply # 13649 17-Mar-2005 17:21
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You cannot send long messages from any telecom cdma phone. If you get a long sms from voda it will not display properley on telecom phones. Even if you send a long sms from voda it will still cost you for two sms. so you may as well send two from telecom

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  Reply # 13653 17-Mar-2005 20:56
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Also on Telecom phones any Message over 120 characters won't display properly :/

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  Reply # 13654 17-Mar-2005 21:29
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... yes they will

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Reply # 13656 17-Mar-2005 22:19
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I'm sure that I've sent messages with close to 160 characters to my friend on 021, and he's never complained about them being incomplete or unreadable.

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  Reply # 13657 17-Mar-2005 22:27
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I've also sent out some texts to people with about 150 characters and they all understood what I was saying. I really doubt that if you would have a problem sending a text more than 120 characters..

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  Reply # 13668 18-Mar-2005 00:09
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Both my brother and sister use Telecom 027 (got the handsets for free), and they recieve full length (160 character) sms from me.

I perfer to use proper English rather than 'txt sp3ak' so the message tends to get full quite quick. Which is why I resort to MMS with the people I know who have MMS (Vodafone, that is) handsets. MMS's don't have the same limits to a degree (100kb of space :) ).

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