Being restricted to 160 characters can be a bit of a bind when sending SMS text messages to customers, staff and colleagues. To bring us in line with some of our competitors we are please to say we can now send text messages bigger than 160 characters to compatible mobiles. The theorectical size of a SMS text message we can send is now 38,250 characters long. Yes you read that right 38,250 characters, long enough to send the first four chapters of Tolstoys’s War and Peace! It would only take 83 of our super-sized messages to send the entire book!
So how does it work?
Well it’s a little smoke a mirrors really, it’s not physically possible to send a message bigger than 160 characters instead we send lots of smaller messages that reform on a compatible handset to make one long SMS message. You get billed for each of the smaller messages but the limit of 160 characters can now be ignored if need to get your message across