All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

Old 19-05-2006, 11:27 PM
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Angry Why?

I dug out the old Nokia 3330 the other day to take fishing with me after a close call with my N6680. It still works! Although it does seem very primitive against my 6680! But the thing that struck me more than anything else was that when i went to send a message it offered up to 454 characters (You can say sooo much more) rather than the 160 characters offered by newer handsets. And i just got to thinking how nasty (i can think of other words as well) phone companies are. Not only did they increase the cost of a text message but decreased what you can say! I know im probably not the first to notice this but i just felt it had to be said.

Also i did try to send a message of 200 charcters but those nasty so and so's charged me for 2 messages! Is anone else as annoyed as me about this? Surely tchnology has advanced so far so that we can send more data cheaper!?!? Maybe not?
3330 we'll never forget you

Old 20-05-2006, 01:25 AM
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? The 160 character limit has always been there. At least in my country.
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Old 26-05-2006, 01:51 PM
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All SMS messages are limited to 160 characters (using the default 7-bit SMS alphabet and stored in available 140 bytes). If the SMS is Unicode characters, a single SMS can hold 70 characters.

All modern phones support long SMS messages where a long message is sent as multiple SMS messages (and you pay for multiple SMS, too) and then reassembled and shown as a single message on the receiving side.


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