Wednesday, 12 March 2014

How many characters can I use in a text message?

160 characters including spaces. This is a worldwide 'rule' with text messaging and has been since day 1. (Twitter is 140).

You can send more than 160 characters though, but this will equal 2 SMS’s and be charged at 2 credits. Your recipients will also receive 2 messages, but most smartphones will join them up so they should appear as 1 message on their phones.