Texts split at 160 chars
Stop the texts from splitting up at 160 chars and send them as one long message
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This is still not fixed. When I send messages on my Galaxy S5 texts don't get split but when I send them on the web they get split every 160 characters. Very annoying. Furthermore they get received in random order...
Same problem here. Version 4.83. Phone LG G2.
Sangkeun Lee commented
The same problem on Gallexy S2, please fix it ~
The same problem here! Please fix it. My phone: Nexus 4, Android 4.4
Like Lucas said on 2/14/14, messages are splitting at 68 characters. This is a mess.
Thanks for the info and input.
"If a message is longer than160 characters then it's converted to a MMS message instead of a SMS message" - This is not entirely true. It is up to the handset itself to do this. It is not a limitation of the SMS standard.
Most carriers these days I would imagine support concatenated SMS - I have not experienced a carrier for many years that doesn't but there may be some in various regions. This means messages greater than 160 characters (typically) are sent as multiple SMS messages, with a header on each message so that the receiving handset can put the individual SMS messages together to show the user a complete message. This is up to the handset to do. When using concatenated messages you will be charge for each 'piece' of the message - as expected.
So "...and they have no way to know that multiple SMS were meant to be one SMS or a single SMS (there is no standard to dictate to a phone that a single SMS is part of a bigger message)." is not true.
From what I can tell mightytext (which is great thanks!) is getting my phone to send concatenated messages ok (as the receiving phone puts the multiple messages pieces into one complete message). The issue on my phone it shows the sent message split, and in mightytext it shows received concatenated messages as split while my phone shows them together.
Mightytext - is it possible to do something with this so the UI joins the messages together in the web app, and so when sending messages the phone can put them together in its 'sent' messages (this one might be hard as it could be a handset issue/limitation).
Thanks for the great app!
I've got this problem on a Nexus 4, Android 4.4. Brilliant app otherwise though!
Same issue Nexus 4 Android 4.4 with Textra.
Sending a message splits them down to 160 characters or less. Please at least add an option to disable this!
Same here. Since the 4.4 update MightyText splits messages in a very inconvenient way :/
Mine simply splitted at char 68. Oh, come on!? It's making me spend 2 texts for a 100 char message!
Still happening..... Works fine with other similar software, there's no reason to split the messages at all on my network. At least give me a choice!
Same issue for me, on Nexus 4 running KitKat 4.4 using stock messaging app. Receiving is fine but sending them splits them down to 160 characters or less, was completely fine before 4.4 so know it's not a network issue.
Messages don't exactly need to be split on CDMA and saying that this is something related to Verizon and Sprint networks is missing some of the more technical details. SMS messages cannot be longer then 160 characters. If a message is longer then 160 characters then it's converted to a MMS message instead of a SMS message. MMS is also used for sending pictures and any sort of media in text messages. CDMA is a 2g protocol and does not support 3g / data. On CDMA you can only send SMS messages and not MMS messages as MMS requires data / 3g. Sprint and Verizon do not offer _ONLY_ CDMA and T-Mobile and AT&T (and probably all others) still do offer CDMA. CDMA is kept for backwards compatability as well as non phone devices such as celemetry which ranges from vending machines to smart meters to more. Both Sprint and Verizon as well as any other cell phone provider offering 3G services also operate other protocols such as Ev-DO, WCDMA (CDMA based but 3g capable), CDMA2000, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, LTE, etc. Both Sprint and Verizon support both 3g and 4g which allows them to send MMS messages which include single text messages exceeding 160 characters as well as pictures and video. If a text message is ever sent as multiple SMS messages then it's received and displayed on the phone as multiple SMS messages. There is no magic or SMS hocus-pocus that causes multiple SMS messages to be received and displayed as a single message. You're phone and its apps will not manipulate messages to make them appear differently and they have no way to know that multiple SMS were meant to be one SMS or a single SMS (there is no standard to dictate to a phone that a single SMS is part of a bigger message). Anything you see received as one long text message exceeding 160 characters is a MMS message and was sent as such. Now as per Mighty Text, it seems to only send MMS messages if there is a picture or another media dependent requisite for mandating a MMS message and it doesn't seem to convert text only messages exceeding 160 characters to MMS messages though I wish it would and I am currently looking for a solution that does do this.
Alex Mearns commented
This is still occurring for me on Nexus 5 running KitKat 4.4 with Hangouts as default SMS app.
Receiving it splits the messages when viewed in MightyText but they appear fine in Hangouts.
Sending the messages appear fine in MightyText but split in Hangouts.
This is still occurring. MightyText may be immediately uploading the segments as they are received, rather than waiting for the whole thing to arrive, or it is unaware of messages that are connected.
Running Android 4.4 KitKat on a Nexus 4 with Hangouts as default SMS app. It's sending them fine, it's just receiving that's an issue.
Same here... This issue still needs fixing.
Running Android app v4.56 on a Nexus 4 running 4.4.2 (in Australia - GSM network). Messages are still split on the sending side. Seems to be ok on the receiving side. Oddly when sending a message greater than 160 characters to myself, it is split when sent on the phone but not on the PC app. The received message on the phone is NOT split, but the PC app shows the received message as split.
So it is working ok, but could this still be improved?
You can fix this by adding in a blank subject to turn it into an MMS message (or by adding a picture) and get unlimited characters that way. Some phones do this automatically.
latest app, but sending texts with 160+ chars won't work for me (sent from gtext)
still splits for me :/