Counting special characters, or finding where your cut-off point for long text messages can be confusing. As we explained in our previous article here, different characters have different sizes attached to them. Thankfully, we found this new tool called the SMS Character Counter.
This counter displays your total character count, message count, along with any GSM or Unicode characters in real-time. It also shows how many characters you have left until your message overlaps on to another text message. If you are a long-format sender, then you can use this tool to find out exactly where you message will cut off.
We are impressed by how accurate this tool has been, so we're going to give it our seal of approval. Try typing in your message rather than pasting it too, since rich-text might be added - inflating your SMS count.