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    Quote Originally Posted by pupp3t View Post
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    Umm...some ppl dont/cant use mms with their provider. In canada at least.
    I have it. But why worry about the person receiving all the time
    I am not sure what you mean about the person receiving all the time. I've heard some unlucky folks in Canada do not have MMS in Canada and that is quite a shame. I was just pointing out in general why pay for an app when almost everyone here in the US (and some in the Canada) have that service for free.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    I am not sure what you mean about the person receiving all the time. I've heard some unlucky folks in Canada do not have MMS in Canada and that is quite a shame. I was just pointing out in general why pay for an app when almost everyone here in the US (and some in the Canada) have that service for free.
    What Pup was saying is doesnt want to have worry if someone can receive an mms if he sends i to them. If he sends a +160 message as an MMS and the the person he's sending it to doesnt have MMS, they wont receive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanepark2 View Post
    What Pup was saying is doesnt want to have worry if someone can receive an mms if he sends i to them. If he sends a +160 message as an MMS and the the person he's sending it to doesnt have MMS, they wont receive it.
    Gotcha makes sense.

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    Exactly...thanks Shane!

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    EMS is what is required to send 160+ characters and it "wrap" or carry over into a 2nd or 3rd message, most phones allow up to 7 full sms messages of 160 each, seamlessly created as one message.

    recieving parties need to have EMS to recieve as one huge megasms...if they don't have EMS they'll recieve individual sms messages split up by the character limit.

    just so you all know, it is a restriction in place by RIM. it's part of the code in the OS for the CDMA side of the market. there is something about their interface with the CDMA frequency that prevents them from being able to use it.

    on the storm, if you unlock and change to GSM, you can type over 160 characters. most/all GSM berries have EMS, but none of the CDMA ones have it.

    and know you know, and knowing is half the battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Honestly don't get paying for an app like that. If you want to send a message longer than 160 words just use MMS (for free).
    I never knew that you could send a MMS over 160 characters. I always thought that it had the same restriction as SMS. Very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blachance75 View Post
    I never knew that you could send a MMS over 160 characters. I always thought that it had the same restriction as SMS. Very interesting.
    No limit with MMS. It's a good thing to keep in mind if you want to write a long text message.

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    Thanks Patches, good info.

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    we figured it out one day, the >160 features IS enabled if you're on a GSM storm...

    however, it isn't full EMS...you don't get foreign character support in sms or anything, so its just the character limit that's enabled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    No limit with MMS. It's a good thing to keep in mind if you want to write a long text message.
    the limit is like 1,000 characters, but that's a hell of a lot, so shouldn't be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patches152 View Post
    we figured it out one day, the >160 features IS enabled if you're on a GSM storm...

    however, it isn't full EMS...you don't get foreign character support in sms or anything, so its just the character limit that's enabled.
    CDMA coding is strange. Same thing goes for when you're on call with CDMA you cannot browse the internet or use other data services, while on GSM 3G you can. Is that a coding thing or a VZW restriction?

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    it's a CDMA (specifically EVDO) restriction as well. NO CDMA phones can do it. the phone can't connect to both frequencies at once. not RIM or VZW preventing you
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    Quote Originally Posted by patches152 View Post
    it's a CDMA (specifically EVDO) restriction as well. NO CDMA phones can do it. the phone can't connect to both frequencies at once. not RIM or VZW preventing you
    Thanks for the clarification.

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