Ernest Kiszka
Ernest Kiszka voted up Anonymous' answer

Very correctly stated by anup here! While your local SMSC does restrict your SMS characters to 160, some carriers might extend that barrier.

Nevertheless, the unassuming SMS is a very useful tool even after facing strict competition from its internet-powered siblings. For once, you never know if your message receiver has watsapp, viber or wechat installed … Read more

Ernest Kiszka
Ernest Kiszka voted up anup maurya's answer
Short message service or SMS allows users to send short text messages from one cell phone to another. A SMS message can accommodate up to 160 characters. SMS work on a store-and-forward basis. SMS messages travel through various nodes before reaching the final recipient. SMS message is first reaches the wireless service provider's SMS center. … Read more