What is the character limitation per SMS?

  • Each SMS is equal to 160 characters but if it’s a Unicode SMS, it is limited to 70 characters per SMS
  • For example, if the message contains emojis, or if it is in another foreign language such as Japanese, then the character limit is 70
  • In the ShoutOUT SMS creator, you can compose messages up to 3 SMSs (459 characters for normal SMS & 201 characters for Unicode SMS). Those messages will be sent as an individual message but will be charged upon the number of SMSs
  • For example - {Normal SMS} If the message contains 140 characters will be charged for 1 SMS, if the SMS with 185 characters will be charged for 2 SMSes and if the  SMS with 345 characters will be charged for 3 SMSs.
  • For example - {Unicode SMS} If the message contains 65 characters will be charged for 1 SMS, if the SMS with 130 characters will be charged for 2 SMSs and if the  SMS with 190 characters will be charged for 3 SMSs

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