KDDI iPhone: difference between MMS and email address?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thewhitehart, Nov 23, 2012.

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    thewhitehart

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    I recently got a an iPhone 5 with KDDI. The sales assistant told me I could use the ezweb.ne.jp address with both the Messages app and as an Exchange account with the Mail app. How do I get it to receive only in the Messages app? It's receiving mail in both apps simultaneously. Is there a difference in price if I only use the Messages app?
     
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    patent10021

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    iOS Mail
    Settings->Mail (add or delete whatever email address you do/don't want to use).

    iMessage
    Settings->iMessage (add or delete whatever MMS email address you do/don't want to use. You can use ANY email address here).

    MMS is the same as SMS but let's you send photos/videos.

    SMS can only be used on the same carrier. AU phone number <-> AU phone number.

    MMS has no carrier to carrier restrictions. It's like regular email but in a SMS GUI.

    KDDi missed the boat on the iPhone. They had their chance years ago. Most people don't use AU anymore. Most AU users who want a new iPhone switch to Softbank unless they still are on contract. This is because most Japanese are on Docomo and Softbank (not necessarily iPhones), so they can SMS with their Japanese friends who are on Softbank even if those friends aren't using iPhones. I believe Softbank and Docomo users can now SMS between each other too. AU users whose contracts are about to expire are actively looking to switch to Softbank/iPhone and the other smart phones.

    NOTE* You can also ignore all of the above because everyone who is using smart phones uses the LINE app domestically and internationally. It's your AIO solution complete with free voice.
     
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    thewhitehart

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    Thanks. I sorted it out by just deleting the profile associated with the ezweb exchange account.

    I left Softbank because KDDI offered a good deal if I ported the number. I was getting tired of Softbank's poor reception and really slow 3G speeds. The latency was awful. I heard their LTE network is good though.
     

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