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Can I send a text message longer than 160 characters?

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Yes! You can send a message up to 320 characters in length. However, you must know that for every 160 characters it is counted as 1 text message. A standard SMS (text message) within the US 50 states is considered 160 characters or less. This means if you send a message that is 161 characters that will be counted as 2 messages.

You must also know that not all phones will receive one giant message. Most modern phones, like smartphones and more advanced flip phones can receive your extend message as one whole message but for less advanced carriers and cell phones they may receive you message as 2 separate messages.

It's also worth noting that if you're sending an MMS / picture message, your available character limit jumps from 160 to 1,200. MMS is only available on paid plans.

To turn on extended message length, please send us a request via email to turn on extended message length to info@slicktext.com

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