text message help.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mu8tz, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. mu8tz macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    when i receive a text message from my daughters Verizon phone i don't get the whole message in the little message cloud. and it doesn't come in 2 separate messages either. any suggestions?

    iphone 3G jailbroke
  2. Quincy9219 macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2008
    Most carriers impose a 160 character limit on a text message to limit the transmission bandwith. I don't know if AT&T does this on other phones, but they don't on the iPhone. Thus, your daughter may type more than 160 characters, but Verizon refuses to transmit any more than just the first 160. So you are getting the entire message as transmitted. Tell your daughter to be less verbose while texting and your problem should clear up
  3. kajitox macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2007
    ATT limits it to 160 characters, however in my experience it will send the rest of it as another message (under 160 characters, of course).
  4. Quincy9219 macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2008
    a. AT&T doesn't impose that limit on iPhones and other smartphones with data plans

    b. AT&T may send it in a second text, but Verizon doesn't

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