BigSMS (Send Long SMS)

BigSMS (Send Long SMS)


Important Information (PLEASE READ):
A fundamental source code change in Android OS is causing BigSMS to fail on certain Jelly Bean/Kit Kat ROM's. I am actively pursuing a fix however because this is an OS change it is out of my hands. I will keep everyone updated as and when I know.
BigSMS is confirmed to work on:
1.5, 1.6, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.x, 4.01-4.04

On Jelly Bean/KitKat it is also working on Nexus phones.

Update:
I am looking to rebuild BigSMS for Jelly Bean < phones only, which will include a new interface. This project will commence shortly. Please contact me for more details.

Thanks for looking at BigSMS (Big SMS).

This tool was designed to address the message size problem on the majority of Android ROM's.

On most un-rooted Android smartphones, a text message exceeding three times the standard length is converted into an MMS. Network providers/phone manufacturers often prevent users from accessing the menu required to change this setting. As such, owners are left with the choice of rooting their new smartphone (voiding the warranty), installing a bloated SMS client from the Android Market (offering very little extra functionality) or gritting their teeth and bearing it (paying more in the process). This app solves that problem. You can send a text message of unlimited length using the simple interface provided.

Current version: 0.6b

Features:
Unrestricted message size. Fixes "converting to multimedia message..." problem.
Contact list integration. Select recipients from your stored Android contacts.
Multiple recipients. Send BigSMS to several people at once. (No MMS conversion)
Sent Messages stored in native Android SMS Sent Folder.
Delivery Reports, that are integrated with native Android SMS system (not enabled by default).
Lightweight, fast and simple to use. Not bulky like other bloated SMS clients on Market.
Developed using standard Android API's making it compatible with almost every GSM/CDMA enabled Android device available. (1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.x with future support for 4.x expected if problem still exists).

The tool is still in development so you can expect plenty of extra features soon.
This is my current TODO list:
Preferences to enhance user experience.
Background Service.

TODO:
Extra Languages
Notifications

I used a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 running 2.3 Gingerbread, and the Android emulator running 1.6, 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3.1 to test and debug this software. Please comment on how it performs and looks on your device.
To enhance QWERTY keypad support, this software was tested using a HTC ChaCha but should support the HTC Desire Z and other QWERTY devices.

Please send all feature requests, comments and bug reports to [email protected]

Recent changes:
(0.6b) Fixed drop down colour on ICS/Jelly Bean devices.
(0.6a) Fixed 'Wooah...' falsely flagging that an error has occurred.
Draft Mode is now enabled by default. Allows you to save a message and come back later.
Failure recovery mode protects any messages that do not send successfully from being lost. This is still basic at the moment.
Fixed trailing comma bug and Boolean single bug.
Improved layout performance on ICS and Jelly Bean.
Built with JB API's.
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4.0
User ratings
783
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
3
File size
49 kb
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About BigSMS (Send Long SMS)
Important Information (PLEASE READ):
A fundamental source code change in Android OS is causing BigSMS to fail on certain Jelly Bean/Kit Kat ROM's. I am actively pursuing a fix however because this is an OS change it is out of my hands. I will keep everyone updated as and when I know.
BigSMS is confirmed to work on:
1.5, 1.6, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.x, 4.01-4.04

On Jelly Bean/KitKat it is also working on Nexus phones.

Update:
I am looking to rebuild BigSMS for Jelly Bean < phones only, which will include a new interface. This project will commence shortly. Please contact me for more details.

Thanks for looking at BigSMS (Big SMS).

This tool was designed to address the message size problem on the majority of Android ROM's.

On most un-rooted Android smartphones, a text message exceeding three times the standard length is converted into an MMS. Network providers/phone manufacturers often prevent users from accessing the menu required to change this setting. As such, owners are left with the choice of rooting their new smartphone (voiding the warranty), installing a bloated SMS client from the Android Market (offering very little extra functionality) or gritting their teeth and bearing it (paying more in the process). This app solves that problem. You can send a text message of unlimited length using the simple interface provided.

Current version: 0.6b

Features:
Unrestricted message size. Fixes "converting to multimedia message..." problem.
Contact list integration. Select recipients from your stored Android contacts.
Multiple recipients. Send BigSMS to several people at once. (No MMS conversion)
Sent Messages stored in native Android SMS Sent Folder.
Delivery Reports, that are integrated with native Android SMS system (not enabled by default).
Lightweight, fast and simple to use. Not bulky like other bloated SMS clients on Market.
Developed using standard Android API's making it compatible with almost every GSM/CDMA enabled Android device available. (1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.x with future support for 4.x expected if problem still exists).

The tool is still in development so you can expect plenty of extra features soon.
This is my current TODO list:
Preferences to enhance user experience.
Background Service.

TODO:
Extra Languages
Notifications

I used a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 running 2.3 Gingerbread, and the Android emulator running 1.6, 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3.1 to test and debug this software. Please comment on how it performs and looks on your device.
To enhance QWERTY keypad support, this software was tested using a HTC ChaCha but should support the HTC Desire Z and other QWERTY devices.

Please send all feature requests, comments and bug reports to [email protected]

Recent changes:
(0.6b) Fixed drop down colour on ICS/Jelly Bean devices.
(0.6a) Fixed 'Wooah...' falsely flagging that an error has occurred.
Draft Mode is now enabled by default. Allows you to save a message and come back later.
Failure recovery mode protects any messages that do not send successfully from being lost. This is still basic at the moment.
Fixed trailing comma bug and Boolean single bug.
Improved layout performance on ICS and Jelly Bean.
Built with JB API's.
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Yesterday 1:42 PM
Brilliant...Thank you I have been getting charged for SMS reverting to MMS for months. Samsung would not help and EE said there was nothing they could do. This really is going to help me. I was at my wits end. :)
A Google User
Jul 30, 2015
Works Perfectly! Works Perfectly! Grateful to use this and getting rid of annoying "Converting to multimedia message..." of official messaging application. Tried and worked seamlessly on my Samsung device. So thank you for such a small size big feature application! :)
A Google User
Jul 20, 2015
Good By this app I able to send big sms tnx
A Google User
Jul 15, 2015
Great app. I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. After typing the length of 3 texts it converts the SMS to a MMS which I get charged for sending, SMS is free. This is frustrating!! This app enables me to send SMS as long as I like & include emjoi, too many of these normally make a SMS into a MMS. App works well & I love how the message (SMS) you send get puts into my SMS thread, this way I can still see the conversation in my messages.
A Google User
Jul 13, 2015
Very bad This is fake app