Distributing a long SMS? Keep track of how many SMS you are actually distributing.
Without Special (Unicode)
Characters: 1 SMS = 160 characters
2nd SMS = 153 characters + 153 characters = 306 characters.
If a 307th character is added, we’ll count it as 3rd SMS.
Once you cross 160 characters the system will let you know:
With Special (Unicode)
Characters: 1 SMS = 70 characters
2nd SMS = 67 characters + 67 characters = 134 Characters.
If the 135th character is added, we’ll count it as 3 SMS.
In case you use merge codes in your SMS, the count displayed is an approximate one as it depends on the data pulled from your database.