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What is a Unicode SMS?

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What is a Unicode SMS?

Typically an SMS text message contains up to 160 characters from the GSM alphabet. This alphabet knows all latin characters, digits and a few special characters.
Languages such as Chinese, Cyrillic, Arabic or Thai contain characters outside this alphabet and must be sent using the Unicode standard. Unicode can represent any character in the world but takes more space within the SMS text. As such Unicode messages are limited to 70 characters.
My-Cool-SMS fully supports Unicode messages and can send long Unicode messages up to 335 characters.

Knows Unicode and long SMS

Sends SMS messages in any language in the world. Combines long messages into one single SMS with up to 765 characters (or 335 for Unicode).

Receives SMS texts

Implements Sender ID and receives SMS on your own My-Cool-SMS virtual number. Forwards inbound SMS to mobiles, email and web servers.

Works with popular apps

Puts SMS in the palm of your hand! Integrates seamlessly with popular iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android SMS apps powered by Jelly SMS!
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