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That is correct. I'm not even sure if your carrier can change it. But Alltel recently added MMS messaging. You can use this strictly for typing a message if you so choose, it can hold up to 1000 characters.
And I have done this a few times but that makes it a little hard to read for the people I am sending it to. Some 'dumbphones' don't format the text on MMS messages very well.
01-24-2009 09:27 PM
Actually, I had the same issue and it's not carrier specific. I have the Curve 8330, my husband has the Samsung Omnia and my son has the LG Env2 phone, all through Verizon. I get the "field full" message once I reach 160 characters while composing the SMS, so I have to start a new message to type any more than that. My husband can continue to type beyond 160 characters, but his phone alerts him that the message will be sent in separate messages, which is exactly how I receive them from his phone. My son's phone, on the other hand, will allow him to type 160 characters per page, up to seven pages, before requiring him to start a new message and I receive the entire message, regardless of it exceeding 160 characters from his phone in one full message. According to Verizon, there is no way to differentiate between the particular phones that have these features except to contact them and ask them specifically if the phone I'm interested in has "enhanced messaging" features.