Because there are only two other, aftermarket, SMS clients on Android this may not be an obvious thing. Android phones are operating on cross network carriers. CDMA and GSM networks are being used and they process SMS messages differently. CDMA networks have a limit of 160 characters to each SMS. Because of this if a GSM cell phone sends an SMS message to a CDMA network, and the message is over 160 characters it is likely that the message will be clipped.
To be sure that your SMS messages are being received properly, by your contacts, on other networks you should set your SMS client to split long messages at the 160 character mark. I know that Handcent and Chomp have this in the options menu. My application simply stops at the 160 mark and forces you to start a new SMS. The default messager probably has some sort coding to handle this as well.
If you are having clipped messages please ask the person sending you text messages to enable CDMA SMS 160 character limit support in their SMS client!
This is definitely not a malfunction in Shady SMS. There are indeed other issues, and I always take a substantive issue seriously. I will fix anything that is something I can fix, but the 160 character limit has to do with Android working cross carrier.
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