Bypass SMS Limit in Samsung Galaxy S2 (Korean Version)

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If you got yourself a Korean version of the Samsung Galaxy S2, you may have noticed that the SMS you send and receive are trimmed down and are incomplete. This is due to the SMS limit set by Korean Telecommunications Company. A Korean character can refer to a whole word or a group of words. SMS limit for Korean phone versions range from 80-140 bytes. This is about 30-60 characters - somewhat short for a normal SMS. We have listed some steps below demonstrating how to bypass this limitation and send/receive SMS normally. Simply follow the steps below.

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SMS Character Limit Is 160 for the Samsung Galaxy S2

This is the character limit set to by the committee within the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). Somehow, they have come up with the assumption that the longest average number of characters in a normal short message is 160 characters. This is still in effect today, so when you enter an SMS over 160 characters, some phones will show an indication that the message is now on the second SMS count, and there will be an SMS charge per every 160 characters (unless you are on an unlimited plan). This VisiHow will not bypass charges but will help Android users with phones incapable of viewing messages over 160 characters, to view the entire message, even if it is longer.

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Samsung Galaxy S2 SMS has an 80 Byte Limit

This SMS limitation is common with Korean phones, as a single character to them can become a group of words when translated to English. The following procedures will help you bypass this limitation on your phone.

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Instructions

  1. 1
    On your Home Menu, tap on the Application Drawer.{
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  2. 2
    On the Application Drawer, look for the Play store App.
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  3. 3
    On the Play store app, search for the keywords "Handcent SMS".
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  4. 4
    On the Results Screen, tap on the First one.
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    On the Application Page, tap on Install.
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  6. 6
    Wait for the application to completely download, to ensure it's installed.
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    Use Handcent as your default SMS application and you should be able to send and receive normal SMS.
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Turn OFF SMS Notification on Android

After installing Handcent, you may notice that you have duplicate notifications for every message you receive. This is because the native SMS app and Handcent are both notifying you of the received messages. To turn off SMS notification of the native SMS app:

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  1. 1
    Open the Native Message app.
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  2. 2
    Tap on Menu button to show the SMS Settings.
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    Uncheck notification to disable SMS notification on your Android phone.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Handcent can also be downloaded at

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handcent.nextsms&hl=en

Questions and Answers

I cannot send text from my Galaxy S2 (Korean version).

I cannot SMS from my Galaxy S2 (Korean version)

That version of your device has nothing to do without being able to send SMS messages, but has to do with your mobile network as well as the plan that you have on your device.

Why can my Samsung Galaxy S2 only send 80 characters in a message?

How can I send longer SMS from my phone thanks?

To send an SMS message with more than 80 characters on your Samsung Galaxy S2, you need to download a third party SMS messaging app such as Go SMS Pro, Handcent, etc. To get one of these apps, please do the following:

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  • Make sure your phone is connected to the internet.
  • Open your Apps list.
  • Locate and open Play Store
  • Search for either handcent or Go SMS Pro, whichever you prefer. Select it from the search result.
  • Tap on Install.
  • Wait until the app is installed.
  • That's it. You can now set your new SMS application as your default SMS application and should be able to send an SMS message with more than 80 characters.

When the message exceeds 160 chars, after clicking send button, my entire network signal goes down for few seconds and it returns in a while.

When a message exceeds 160 characters, after clicking send button, my entire network signal goes down for a few seconds and it returns in a while. Can you help me sort out this issue?

This happens because your network is now sending an MMS message, rather than a standard message, which will use more data.

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Galaxy S2 SMS - after 80 words converts to MMS. Please help?

SMS after 80 word converts to MMS. Please help.

This is the limitation set by the phone manufacturer or your cell carrier. Anything past the 80-character count, and the message gets converted to MMS. To get around this, just install the Handcent SMS app from the Google play store here:

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handcent.nextsms&hl=en

I need more characters on Galaxy S2?

I have 80 characters I need more.

Yes, the phone and most likely your carrier set this restriction on text messaging. Anything over this character count and it gets converted to MMS. To bypass this, simply install a third party SMS app, like Handcent SMS from the Google play store. You can check out apps detail here:

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handcent.nextsms&hl=en

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How to increase SMS characters, my S2 Korean support 90 only. Please help?

I want to send longer SMS so I am looking forward to your help to solve my problem.

You need to download the "Handcent" app from the play store. The app can be found here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handcent.nextsms&hl=en

Set this app as the default SMS app for your phone and you will be able to send messages with any number of characters.

How can fix the 80 Characters from Korean S2 phone?

How can fix the 80 Characters from Korean S2 phone?

You can do the following to be able to exceed the 80 character limit:

  • Tap Menu (application drawer).
  • Choose the Play Store app.
  • Search for Handcent SMS.
  • Tap the App Result.
  • Install this app.
  • Once downloaded, configure the app's settings.
  • Use Handcent as your default SMS application.

This will remove the 80-character limit when sending out an SMS.

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SMS limit in S2. I have S2 Korean set. Only 80 bytes are available for typing. :(

Please help me to solve this problem?

The 80-character limit on SMS texts are set by your phone and your provider. To get past this limit, you can install a third party app from the Play Store. Something like Handcent SMS will work, as it expands the limit to 160 characters before converting the SMS to MMS.

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How can I remove the 80-byte limits in Samsung S2?

Whenever I text a message, I only get to use 80 bytes. Once it exceeds 80, it converts to MMS?

The 80-character limit is set by the phone's messaging app and carrier. You can easily bypass this by using a third party SMS app from the Play Store. Check out Handcent SMS here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handcent.nextsms&hl=en

The app allows up to 140 characters before being converted to MMS.

You can also try Go SMS Pro here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jb.gosms&hl=en

How can I increase the SMS characters on my phone?

I can only write 60 characters

To bypass this limit when sending SMS, you need to do the following:

  • Go to your App Store.
  • Download Handcent SMS

Or go here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handcent.nextsms&hl=en

Install The App On Your Phone

  • Open the app and follow directions on how to enable the app as your default.
  • You can now send SMS without any limits.

I can't send messages using handcent.

I'm using Korean Note 1 with a limit of 70 SMS characters. I Installed Handcent, but I can't send texts.

You can do the following to fix the issue:

  • Make sure you are getting a good signal from your carrier.
  • Do a reboot by pressing the power button and choosing reboot.
  • Try to send a text now.
  • Make sure the app is the latest updated version.
  • Re-install the app.

When I send SMS through Handsent, it takes a lot of time, and doesn't deliver the message in the end. Can you help?

When I send SMS through Handsent, it takes a lot of time, and doesn't deliver the message in the end.

Be sure you have a good signal in order for the message to be sent. Handcent is no different regarding sending out messages; you need a good signal.

I have no caller ID and my texts are limited to 80 characters.

I do not know who sent me a text because my Galaxy 2 HD lite from Korea, does not recognize who sent the text and I am limited to 80 characters whenever I send a text please help

In terms of your Samsung Galaxy S2 device, you are going to need to download a third party application in order for you to send messages longer than 80 characters. Also, if you do not have a sufficient amount of data on your phone, your SMS will not convert into a MMS.

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Download a third party application such as GoSMS or Handcent in order to bypass the low character limit on your device.

Does the Hangouts app bypass this 80 character limit?

I am familiar with the app – Hangouts. Does it bypass this limit?

Yes, Hangouts can also bypass this 80-character limit on your SMS messages. Actually, any third party SMS messaging app can bypass the 80 character limit of Samsung Galaxy S2 Korean version.

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Bypass Note1 Korean 80 char SMS limitation?

Having problem sending long SMS on Note1 Korean version

The 80-character limit is set as a default and you can easily bypass this by using a third party SMS app from the Play Store.

Check out Handcent SMS from the Play Store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handcent.nextsms

The default character limit is set to 160 for this app, and you can now text without the previous restriction.

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I need to know to fix my GoSMS to Korean mode Samsung Galaxy. Please tell me how to get a GoSMS pro on my Samsung Galaxy S2 Korean Style?

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