How long can text messages be?
The length of text messages depends on the characteristics of the wireless service provider. In some cases, incoming messages over a defined number of characters are truncated. Your wireless service provider can give you details about message lengths and what happens to the message if the email exceeds that length. What is the delivery time for text messages once they are sent via the Web? Normally, text message from the Internet (web page or email) are received within 5 minutes after being sent. However, several circumstances can affect delivery of wireless messages, including internal email traffic, internet traffic, wireless network traffic, or coverage area limits. Can all Wireless Phones receive text messages? No. Your phone must be capable of receiving text messages, and your wireless service must be activated to receive text messaging. If you are not sure whether you can receive text messages, contact your wireless service provider.