How to Send Large Text Messages

Text messaging is a way of life for millions of people. But standard text messaging (SMS) is limited. Cell phone users have a limit of 160 words per text message. However, there are ways of getting around the technical limitations and sending long texts without much trouble.

There are ways of getting around the 160 word limit for text messages.

Step 1

Send it as a normal text message. Some phones and wireless providers allow you more than 160 words. The message will simply be broken up and sent in multiple segments of 160 words.

Step 2

Use the Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). Sending a message via MMS is primarily for picture or video messaging, However, with some phones it can be also be used to send texts. Open the messaging application on your phone and click the menu button. An option to send the message as an MMS will be available if your phone supports this feature.

Step 3

Break the message down. End your text message at 160 words and open a new text message and continue.


MMS texts cost more than SMS texts. Be sure that you and the person you're texting is covered under these charges before you send one.