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@@@ in text messages
missfrizzl
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Since downloading froyo, I have had several friends tell me they are getting @@@@@@@@@@@@@@ in place of text when I send them messages (the symbols are intertwined with the text).  They are usually in longer messages.  Any ideas of what is happening?  I did change my system font, but I changed my email one back to a standard font.  I don't know if it makes a difference, but the friends are all using iPhones.

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Re: @@@ in text messages
RoyB_VZW
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The Fascinate is not Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS) capable, which means it will only send or receive up to 160 characters at a time. If a message exceeds the limit of 160, or contains special special characters (i.e.. Emoticons), you will see the scrambling you described. For longer messages, try sending them as Multi-media messages (MMS), by choosing "New Picture Message" as opposed to Text Message. There, your longer messages will be accepted by the phone and should be sent correctly. 

 

Thanks, 

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Re: @@@ in text messages
ladybell
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Not exactly sure what is going on with this but I did send three text messages yesterday and the recipient claimed it was garbbledy goop.  I have also noticed a longer delay is text messages being received by others also.

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Re: @@@ in text messages
RoyB_VZW
Sr. Member

The Fascinate is not Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS) capable, which means it will only send or receive up to 160 characters at a time. If a message exceeds the limit of 160, or contains special special characters (i.e.. Emoticons), you will see the scrambling you described. For longer messages, try sending them as Multi-media messages (MMS), by choosing "New Picture Message" as opposed to Text Message. There, your longer messages will be accepted by the phone and should be sent correctly. 

 

Thanks, 

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