iPhone text message length

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by russ9, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. russ9 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    When typing on an iPhone, it doesn't tell you how many characters you have left. So texts can come up as multiple ones when received. Question is… are you charged for 2 texts if you send a 200 character message. Or just 1?
     
  2. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

    Moccasin

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    #2
    go to settings>messages>character count to turn it on
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

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    #3
    Yes, if your carrier charges for them and has the character limit, as most do, it would count as 2. You can turn on character count in the message settings.
     
  4. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

    iHateMacs

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    #4
    Even if you have the Character Count turned on there are two reasons why you might not see it.

    1) It's only displayed when you are on the second line. It is shown above the send button and until you are on the second line there is no space there to show it.

    2) you are sending with iMessage. iMessage has no limit so it's not needed and not shown.
     
  5. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    I have character count on mine. Since you appear to not be US based (since we have unlimited SMS plans), I don't know if your country has CDMA, but CDMA carriers will split the texts up, since they can't send as one chunk. iMessage goes as one chunk since it's data.
     

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