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I just got my first Smart phone (Galaxy S II) and it splits up texts longer than 160 characters when I receive them. I often forward these long texts. Is there something I can do?

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The following may work: download an app called SMS Backup+ from Play which backs up texts to Gmail. From there, it should be simple enough to forward.

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Thanks so much..I'll give it a shot! – Momo S II Jul 15 '12 at 20:12
If you're happy with the answer, vote it up and select it as the accepted answer. – warsong Jul 15 '12 at 20:15

in my experience the division of texts like this has more to do with the carrier. For instance, I am on T-Mo.. and texts I get from other T-Mo users are never split.

This is not a limitation of the device so much as it is a limitation with SimpleMessageSyntax

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