An SMS message that exceeds 160 characters is considered to be Long SMS.

When you exceed the SMS character limit, you will be charged for each additional message. 

e.g. if your SMS is 2 messages long and your SMS rate is 7p / 7c, then you will be charged 14p / 14c per long SMS. 

The 160-character limit on SMS is due to SMS technology itself and is not a limit set by Phorest.

SMS Limit Alert

If you exceed the character limit when composing an SMS, you will see a notification in red above the SMS composer.

If you are using the old SMS composer, it will appear as below:

If you would like to know if there are Long SMS being sent from your account, you can double-check your SMS settings with the help of this article: What SMS are being sent from my account?

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