The text message length calculator is a simple tool that can tell you many things about a text message, such as the number of characters, type of characters used, text message cost and more.
Copy and paste or write in your text message. You can also choose one of the available templates.
Why You Should Use the SMS Length Calculator Tool
There are several reasons why you should use our text message character counter tool:
Count the number of characters in your text message. This may sound redundant, given the name of the tool, but not all characters are created equal. As you know, the standard length for text messages is 160, but using the Unicode charset will decrease this length to 70 characters. In addition, certain characters from the GSM 03.38 charset require ‘escape characters’. These escape characters take up two characters (14 bits) to encode. So, even if you have 160 GSM characters, the message may be split if it contains one such symbol.
Estimate text message cost. On the right side of the screen, you will also see a ‘text message cost’ tool that allows you to choose the country to which the SMS will be sent. This will automatically calculate the cost of your text message.
Why We Built This Tool
We believe that formatting is extremely important in business text messaging. An SMS message that is split, incomplete or ill formatted may discourage a customer from taking action. We built the text character counter tool to help our visitors examine, not only the length of their text messages, but also the types of characters used and the way that the text will be displayed on different mobile devices.