Need an app that tells me the amount of characters typed in an SMS

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by masterell, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. masterell, Aug 16, 2009
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    masterell macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    I'm going abroad soon and every text message I send counts as 4 from my monthly allowance when abroad. Therefore it is exceptionally important that I know how many text messages I'm typing and if possible reduce the amount of characters typed to fit the character limit.

    Is there an app that does this?
     
  2. severe macrumors 6502a

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    I believe almost any jailbroken SMS app will do this. I know biteSMS does. You can also purchase texts from their own service and choose whether to send each text via their or your phones plan.

    Could be perfect for you.
     
  3. masterell thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont really want to resort to jailbreaking my iPhone though. Is there a more legit solution?
     
  4. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    AFAIK none, you have to jb to have that kind of option
     
  5. chrbau macrumors member

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    masterell, can you just up your text plan to unlimited while your abroad?
     
  6. chrbau macrumors member

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    just came across this app WordCounter in itunes...
     
  7. severe macrumors 6502a

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    Fine, but it seems pretty legit to me. It's your phone, yea?
     
  8. leandromp macrumors regular

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    I don't know why the iphone doesn't tell you how many characters you typed or the exact time for each message.

    10 minutes ago i received a sms and like 2 minutes ago another one but with no time.
     
  9. severe macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it shows the time in 15 minute intervals.
     

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