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Registered: ‎08-26-2009
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new bb owner...

Hi !  I m melissa, and i just get the blackberry storm, and i love it. i can t wait to start downloading games. the only thing i found very dissapointing is that i bought it with the belief that my texting capabilities would be bigger... it s the reason i got a blackberry... as far as i know the other phones can go up to 160 characters (with up to six messages as an option) i was frustrated to find the storm has only 140 character !!! and u can send only one message a t a time. i know that other blackberry phones do this i had no reason to believe the storm could not,  so that is pretty much the only downside i found... as for the rest it s all good.   Smiley Wink
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Re: new bb owner...

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Re: new bb owner...

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There is an application you can purchase for a low price that will enable you to SMS longer than 160. Are you Verizon? Verizon limits their customers to only 160.  I have emailed a friend to see if they remember the name. 


A thought is to use the MMS as your text message and you can text longer.   


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Re: new bb owner...

Hey Melissa - it is called Beyond160



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Re: new bb owner...

Melissa, the 160 character limit is actuall a limitation Verizon places on their BlackBerrys.


All other carrers (well most) allow up to 1,000 characters, which is actually  6 SMS messages combined to one.


There is a reason it is a called SMS = Short Message Service.


Make the message short!

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Re: new bb owner...

Welcome - Melissa. I am sure you will learn a ton about your new BlackBerry Storm here on the Forums. We have a few fans...You might want to check out this post on Unleashing the Power of your Storm by our Tech Advisor Smoothrider - and Expert member Krypto.






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Re: new bb owner...

Hi and welcome to the forums melissa! Smiley Happy

A couple of places for you to visit:

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Also a forum for your Storm where you can post device specific questions: Storm Forum


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