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want to use php to send email to a cell phone

but want the cell phone to receive more than 140 characters

because whenever I send a gmail to sms, the content is cut off after 140 characters
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by:Dave Baldwin
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SMS is not email.  If they have a regular email account they can access thru the phone, they can receive regular email without the 140 character limit.
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käµfm³d   👽 earned 2000 total points
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Why not write logic to break up your message into at-most 140 character chunks, and send each chunk as its own message? I know that when I've sent texts that were really long, they have been split up on into multiple messages on the recipients phone. However, I do not know if it was my phone or the service doing the splitting. You may have a slight risk in the chunks arriving out or order or not at all.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Why not store the message on the server and use the 140 characters to send a link to the URL?  I'd probably not be interested in SMS that exceeded 140 characters. After all, the name means "short."
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by:rgb192
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this answer comes the closest to meeting my requirement (if the messages arrive in order)

thanks
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