I know there is a maximum amount of characters for an SMS. But why does Mightytext split my messages? My phone doesn't split messages. I think this will be a huge step forward!
Whatever needs to be done should be done to rectify this. If hangouts can do it, I'm sure it's doable.
This is the only thing that lets it down.
MightyText team should consider sending long SMS messages with UDH headers....
It would be a great improvement because the fact SMS are always splitted is bothering me.
Most of messages I sent are in Russian, and they are split after length of about 70 characters, not 160. It is rather annoying, since the main reason I usually prefer MightyText is to type long message from normal keyboard instead of phone screen.
And a receiver will get a bunch of notifications in this case instead of one notification for merged SMS-message.
I have the same problem. It should be possible to handle long text messages (i.e. sending them as MMS). I am not 100% sure but didn't is use to work like this with the mightytext app? Has the mightytext people responded at all?
My problem is the same.
The app always split the original message.
What the ****? I've just encountered this problem today sending a message over 160 characters from the mighty text web app and having it split up. It never used to do that so why have they changed it?
There's not even any settings anywhere for you to select if you want a long message automatically converted to an MMS. It used to do it automatically now it's splitting them up and not even giving you the option. Very frustrating! I hope they fix it.
SMS has a limit of 160 characters per message. When your phone sends messages over 160 characters and it's sent as a single message, this isn't your phone "merging" the messages or any other magic that I've heard people speak about but it's not sending a SMS message at all. Your phone is automatically recognizing that the message is longer then the SMS character limit and converting it into a MMS message. This is a completely different type of message and is also what's used to send media such as when you send pictures or video to someone via "text message". The apps in question are not sending MMS messages but are sending SMS messages so they HAVE TO BREAK THE MESSAGE INTO MULTIPLE MESSAGES to send it as a SMS message. There are multiple reasons why they may not use MMS. Some people don't have MMS from their cell phone provider for example I've seen people who cannot receive long messages from me at all (so on my phone I tell the text app, handcent in my case, to split the messages to these people), for this reason maybe the apps decided not to use MMS and stick to only SMS. Another reason the app may choose not to use MMS is some people have to pay or pay more for MMS messages vs. SMS messages. Another possible reason is the programmers just don't understand how to write the app to use MMS messages (most likely reason as I am looking for a app that sends MMS texts and haven't found one yet. Mighty Text uses MMS only if you send pictures or associated media which requires MMS but I haven't found a option to turn it on for text only messages yet. Long story short, there is no magic that causes your phone to magically display multiple SMS as a single message. It doesn't. It never has and never will. Messages longer then 160 characters are MMS messages and are sent and received as one message. You will never receive multiple SMS messages and have them magically appear as one message. All messages sent as multiple SMS messages will be received and displayed as multiple SMS messages. You're phone cannot tell when two SMS messages were sent as one message or not and at the same time it would not show messages immediately if it tried to piece them together because it would always be waiting to see if more messages were yet to arrive that would be part of the same original message that was sent.
Same here... Using Galaxy S4 running CyanogenMod 11.
I have a Nexus 5 and experiment this problem.
Other problem: The lenght of SMS should be a parameter.
I too am having this problem on the Nexus 5 in Android 4.4. My Samsung GS4 did not do this.
I absolutely am having this same problem. so frustrating. When I send messages on my Android phone under or over 160 characters they of course look fine to me. Others haven't complained. I am not sure how they are receiving them.
But when I use the app through Chrome or IE or my tablet might text app, it appears normal whether under 160 characters or not and they receive it all jumbled up.
Fyi also If someone sends me a text from Verizon iphone likely over 160 characters, it always arrives jumbled up and is a puzzle to figure out, and all texts are not on one screen so they almost never make sense.
Was hoping that coming to the help section would give me a solution to this. I also would like that Mightytext could join messages that are multiple messages (more than +-160 char) large.
S G commented
This is a major downside of service, I receive a lot of long text messages, on my windows machine these are then split into half a dozen messages mostly out of order in the popup, making many of them unintelligible as only 3 show on the screen at once, and a pain to close as you have to close each message.
This feature would be really helpful to merge texts together like my phone does.
MIke L. commented
We are experiencing the same issue as "LV Agoritst" where sending large text messages (*via mightytext web broswer) show out of order when they get automatically split up.
But when sending text messages from the phone directly, they show just fine on mighty text and receiver.
*A fix would be greatly appreciated.
This feature would be greatly appreciated!
LV Agorist commented
I'm having the same issue when sending and receiving messages with a iOS user. They send out fine from either platform, but are split into smaller 160 character messages and received out of order on the other end. Splitting messages isn't a big issue, but receiving them in the correct order is very important.
So far, this is my only issue and the service seems to work brilliantly otherwise.
Certain phones show and do different things.
A phone will show one giant text bubble/box of lets say, five 160 character long messages. If you sent it to the same carrier, it will send it all in one to them. If you sent it to a different carrier, it will split the messages into multiple ones but it will show on your screen that it was sent all in one. 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.
As for MightyText literally splitting your messages, I agree they need to fix that.