1. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    Hey folks,

    I've been using the Lumia 822 for over a month now and I noticed that the moment I reach over 70 characters a notice shows that it is already 2 messages and then when I reach 140 characters it becomes 3!!!

    Is this because I use the flashed .0003 firmware? Or is this the same across all Windows Phone 8 devices?
    07-15-2013 07:54 AM
  2. judah modeste's Avatar
    It's the same on my 620 i think is just the limit the made for the phones and it really pissed me off when my nokia 110 goes way higher in the number of characters that can be added.
    07-15-2013 08:10 AM
  3. nessinhaw's Avatar
    that's weird...i also have a 620 and for me the max characters in one sms is 160...are you sure this is not some carrier thing or setting on your phone?
    07-15-2013 08:17 AM
  4. 11B1P's Avatar
    I have an 822 and it goes to 160 characters. Sounds like the firmware you flashed has a bug. If you can flash the previous version back on the phone, try that and see if it works.
    07-15-2013 08:21 AM
  5. nessinhaw's Avatar
    HA! Found it!

    Go to settings > network+ > sms character set!
    i knew there was a setting for this lol

    Mine is set to "reduced" and it goes to 160 in one sms!

    Try messing with the options and see if it can solve your problem!
    judah modeste likes this.
    07-15-2013 08:26 AM
  6. jp1024's Avatar
    Its most likely a setting that toggles between ANSI (1 byte) and Unicode (2 bytes) character sets, Unicode requiring twice the amount of data as ANSI, hence a severely reduced SMS limit, although I would have expected to see 80, not 70.

    SMS packets are 160 bytes, not 160 visible character symbols.
    khunhorm likes this.
    07-15-2013 10:52 AM
  7. Heru Prasetiyo's Avatar
    go to settings, network+, set SMS character set to "FULL". working on my L520
    07-18-2013 08:38 PM
  8. Darkonc's Avatar
    No, the limit is 140 8-bit bytes with 7 bit characters. Unicode at 16 bits per character gives you the 70 character limit.
    01-05-2016 08:43 PM

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