3 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2011 4:44 PM by Spiral RSS

    What is the maximum length of text message?

    deepaknet

      What is the maximum length of text message? When I send a message through my @vtext id, most often the message gets truncated.

        • 1. Re: What is the maximum length of text message?
          spottedcatfish

          Regular text messages have a max length of 255 characters.  MMS can have up to 1000 characters.  Depending on your phone, and the phone/carrier of the person recieving your message, longer messages may be truncated, or they may be split up and sent as multiple "extended" messages.

          • 2. Re: What is the maximum length of text message?
            deepaknet
            It does not split on exceeding the stipulated length of the message but just abruptly truncates. I do have enough text message credits in my plan and hence splitting should be a most desirable option right?
            • 3. Re: What is the maximum length of text message?
              Spiral

              From Verizon Text FAQ's

              How many characters can I receive in my text messages?

              Verizon Wireless can support up to 160 characters in all Text Messaging markets. If you have an EMS (Enhanced Messaging Services) capable device, messages up to 1000 characters may be supported. Please consult your device’s User Guide for details.

               

              Text FAQ's

               

              Different phones have applications that will 'break-up' longer messages into multiple messages.  If your outgoing messages are not being split, it is probably because your phone does not support this function.  The Verizon network only allows an incoming SMS (Short Message Service) text to be 160 characters.  Anything longer will be truncated