Text to landline sends only part of message

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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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Posted 3 years ago

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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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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.
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300 characters
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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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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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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-mes...
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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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VoIP is not a landline.

Robo telemarketing is illegal
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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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Trust me, I'm already laughing.

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