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    Text Messaging Character Limit

    Good Morning,

    Can someone tell me what the text character limit is for a Nokia Lumia 710, please.
    I know that my provider O2 charges on the basis of 160 characters per message, but I understand that the overall limit is determined by the handset characteristics.

    Is the character count determinable in some way?

    Many thanks,

    John Bennett

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    The SMS format is a worldwide standard and is the same regardless of handset - 160 characters per message.
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    That is contrary to what I am told by O2 who say that various manufaacturers have different limits up to 480 characters, although messages of greater length than 160 characters will be dispatched as separate texts.

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    Longer SMS messages may even be transmitted as an MMS depending on network. Each message however may be only 160 characters long.
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