Setting for message length
Have a setting that limits the textbox to some value below 500 so that people who use CDMA don't send garbage after 160 characters or have to carefully watch the character count and do the math in their heads. When I send longer texts to some people they say they see garbage.
mightytext should at least have a message length indicator (eg. "1/6" or "2 SMS long", etc.) that is updated dynamically as we type; in addition to the character limit countdown currently present (from 1000 characters).
Adding my voice to request for character counter. At least now I know that current setting is 500 (weird!).
Matt Falcon commented
The real keyboard is far faster than using an onscreen keyboard, and NOTHING is more irritating than receiving a split message saying "Hi, blah blah, I have a lot of things to say, but I guess I'm running out of room, so I'll see yo" ... "u tomorrow!"
The point of the character counter is to avoid that at 160 characters, not 500. It's like the devs didn't even engage brain while creating this "feature"... why the **** is it limited to 500 anyway? What arbitrary number is that?
a workaround is to manually attach a small pic to force mightytext web to use mms rather than sms format. same method will also allow sending more than 500 character messages without mightytext web giving you an error. it does totally suck to have to do this. it'd be far better for there to be a user-configurable value for the character threshold for mightytext web to convert from sms to mms. the worst part of it is that messages over 160 i send indicate in mightytext web that they were sent but they neither show up as sent in my messaging app nor arrive at the recipient end, so you think you successfully sent a message and the recipient never sees it.
AGREE WITH EVERYONE ELSE - WHY CAN'T WE SET OUR OWN CHARACTER LIMIT, OR AT LEAST HAVE A COUPLE OPTIONS?
This NEEDS to be addressed already. I hate having to count and split messages manually. For texts longer than 160 characters, this app is completely useless.
Yes, please address this. For a few months I had been sending texts that were never received until recently realizing the issue.
This needs to be added. Please take note admins.
I also would love this feature added, but I am willing to just be sure that my count doesn't exceed 160 (that would leave 340 characters unsent for those who don't wish to do the math). I appreciate this apps features.
As good (great) an app as this is, it seems ridiculous that such an obvious (and seemingly relatively simple feature) is missing. Really hope you will add this soon!