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    8130 Battery and Text msg limits

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    ok, the battery is pretty bad. i have turned GPS off to see if constantly searching for satelites may be draining it rather quickly, but it really didn't help. i use the 8130 all day long and have to charge it everyday. i also have bluetooth off.

    does anyone have any other suggestions to get better battery life? anything else i can turn off to test the battery life?

    also, does anyone know how to increase the text character limit? 160 characters is not enough.

    TIA

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    Re: 8130 Battery and Text msg limits

    For the first part here are some Battery saving tips that may help! http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com/482753-post1.html

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    Re: 8130 Battery and Text msg limits

    that's great ranz, thanks.

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    Re: 8130 Battery and Text msg limits

    Quote Originally Posted by popkorn View Post
    ...also, does anyone know how to increase the text character limit? 160 characters is not enough.

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    There is no way to get around 160 character limit for SMS. That is the limit of the technology. Other phones just let you type and automatically break it down into several SMS (not sure why BB didn't). But you can use MMS for just text when you need a long conversation - just remember it may charge the receiver more than a regular SMS might.

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    Re: 8130 Battery and Text msg limits

    yeah my previous 8100 would just break it down, but the 8130 does not. i also switched services (at&t to sprint), so i'm not sure if it's sprint or the bb itself??

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    Re: 8130 Battery and Text msg limits

    Quote Originally Posted by popkorn View Post
    that's great ranz, thanks.

    It's all good popkorn! Welcome to Pinstack!

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