Thanks for looking at BigSMS (Big SMS).
This tool was designed to address the message size problem on the majority of Android kernels.
On most un-rooted Android smartphones, a text message exceeding three times the standard length is converted into an MMS. Network providers 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: 0.4a
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.
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 4.0 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.