SMS on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Draythor, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Draythor macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    #1
    More than once people have described the wish for the iPhone to display a characters remaining number for SMS. My question is:

    What does the iPhone do once you reach the 1 SMS character limit?

    ~Dray
     
  2. shrewsburywolf macrumors regular

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  3. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    So it only tells you when you've sent more than 1 message when you send them?
     
  4. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    nope, it doesn't indicate anything - all long text messages i've sent look like a single text to me, and then show up on the phones of my friends as 2 or 3 separate messages...
     
  5. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow that does suck, I take it works in the same way in reverse? e.g.
    3 messages sent from a non-iPhone appear as 1 Long one on an iPhone
     
  6. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    I am fine with the SMS feature. It is more like a chat mode than an SMS function. It looks really clean on the iPhone though.
     
  7. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    no, it never tells you

    the rule i followed (before i sold my iphone) was 3 lines of text = 1 SMS
     
  8. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    No, a really long received message gets broken up on the iPhone.
     
  9. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    Thanks for the rapid reply people.
    That has cleared it up for me.
    It seems a bit odd that the best cell phone on the market doesn't have this feature along awith a few others tht I'm not so bothered about.

    ~Dray
     
  10. jasko macrumors 6502

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    I mean, I do have 1500 txts so I really don't care that much...... it sucks for the people on the other end though when I send them long texts lol.

    but yeah, my old phone (the sidekick 3/lx) had a Remaining Characters count on it. It was pretty nice.
     

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