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I sent a text to landline from my HTC One V android phone to a Shaw landline. The message was 4 sentences, about 60 words. Only the last 2 sentences were received. I tried it twice. Any ideas what the problem could be?

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Kind of sounds like it's breaking the message into two parts and not receiving the first part of it.
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Justin Robichaud wrote:

Kind of sounds like it's breaking the message into two parts and not receiving the first part of it.

How many characters in the message? If in excess of 140, I'd second Justin Robichaud's comment. Try with fewer than 140 characters and see what happens.
Justin Robichaud wrote:

Kind of sounds like it's breaking the message into two parts and not receiving the first part of it.

300 characters
Justin Robichaud wrote:

Kind of sounds like it's breaking the message into two parts and not receiving the first part of it.

Yes, I see there is a character counter in the message composing window which shows x/160. I didn't notice it before. But I don't know why the first 160 characters were not sent.
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Justin Robichaud wrote:

Kind of sounds like it's breaking the message into two parts and not receiving the first part of it.

SMS longer than 160 characters get broken down to a series of 153 character messages and sent to your phone. Your phone then reassembles the messages into one. On one of the phones I use, long messages are not reassembled - it comes as two or more messages, last part first. It may be the second SMS sent you encounters a busy signal, as you are listening to the first.
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Not all landlines are equipped to handle txt messages at all currently. Eventually, they will have to come around or risk being obsolete entirely. Not Koodo's fault.
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Not all landlines are equipped to handle txt messages at all currently. Eventually, they will ...

When you text to a land line your cell service provider has a computer that calls the landline and reads the message to whomever picks up. Has absolutely nothing to do with the Landline Service Provider. Here's an educational article. http://cellphones.answers.com/sms-messaging/how-text-to-landline-service-works
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Not all landlines are equipped to handle txt messages at all currently. Eventually, they will ...

I beg to differ. Try that on most VoIP landlines. Your scenario, if it works universally, sounds like the ideal way to propagate garbled telemarketing messages.
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Not all landlines are equipped to handle txt messages at all currently. Eventually, they will ...

VoIP is not a landline. Robo telemarketing is illegal
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Not all landlines are equipped to handle txt messages at all currently. Eventually, they will ...

Eventually, we will all be laughing at the distinction between landlines, cell and internet calls, because there will be universal service standards. I wouldn't dream of telemarketing, but I don't want my text message to be (mis)interpreted by some robot either.
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Not all landlines are equipped to handle txt messages at all currently. Eventually, they will ...

Trust me, I'm already laughing.

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