Texting an MP3 file ?
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    Default Texting an MP3 file ?

    I am trying to text an MP3 file. It's a promo for an event.

    It's 55 seconds long and 96 Kbps. Which makes it a 657 KB file.

    My cellphone says it's too large to text.

    Anyone know what the minimum text size is? Is it different on various carriers?

    I would hate to have to compress it down to garbage.


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    Tech Guru ImNotDedYet's Avatar
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    I'm guessing attachment limits are set either at the software level (the messaging app you're using) or the carrier or a combination of both. Can you get the person's email address and email it to them via attachment? (they could still listen via phone and you could still send via phone)
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    You could upload it to Google Drive then share the link with the recipient.
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    I emailed it to a friend and he texted it back to me.

    when I played it, the carrier had automatically downconverted it.

    I sent him a 96kbps MP3 and it sounds like a 24 kbps mp3. but it's now magically a .AMR file.

    That's what you pay for with that big unlimited cell phone bill.

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    Tech Guru William Gibson's Avatar
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    I would suggest a free drop box account and the DB app.

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    Tech Guru the_bastet's Avatar
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    Thats hella weird man. Ive sent files up to 10mb on at&t
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    the client wanted it to be textable.

    Thanks for the other recommendations.

    But I needed it to be textable.

    If you send links to open link stuff to market an event, it doesn't get opened.

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    why not just use dropbox ?

    Wouldn't that be easier?
    That quality is POooooEY!

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    I think they were doing a text blast? Similar to email blast I just don't know why the quality wouldn't do it justice?

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