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Text Msg Max Char Question

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I am working on enabling one of my sites the ability to send text messages via classic asp.  What i am finding is that different providers allow different number of max characters.  What happens if a sender tries to send a message that is fine for some but too long for others?  Will the message be truncated?  Sent over multiple messages?  Will it error out?

Thank you very much!
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by:Ryan Chong
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>>Will the message be truncated?  Sent over multiple messages?  Will it error out?

It's all depends on the SMS gateway how it receives the request.

It may be truncated, it may be sending multiple messages, may be it will causes an error. It's all depends on the specification of the respective SMS gateway and its interface.
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So, what I mean is the answer may be vary from each and others
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by:Bob Schneider
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So is there a suggestion?  I want my customers to be able to send a text message to their clientele over an asp web site.  It seems the only thing left to determine is how to handle the varying max message sizes by the different providers.
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So, are you saying you want to suggest your customers variety of SMS gateway available and let them decide which one to use?
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No I want coaches to be able to send a text message to members of their team from within the web site (www.etraxc.com/).  regardless of who the individual team members' carrier is.  I think I understand what I need to do from a code standpoint but I am wondering how to handle the different limitations on max char length from provider to provider.
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A standard SMS contains max 160 chars.

Imagine a SMS gateway acts like a mobile cellphone, what it does is sending the SMS based on what you had passed it (your SMS content).

For your members who received the SMS, how the message will display, is based on telco and his cellphone.
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So what typically happens if you send a 160 char text to someone whose phone only accommodates 120 chars?
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