Is it possible that my network carrier does not support international keyboards?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by grumpybear, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. grumpybear macrumors newbie

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    My husband and I each have an iPhone 4s.
    Both have iOS5.

    When we send a text message to each other using the Chinese keyboard or any other international keyboard for that matter (like Emoji), the text message that is received comes out blank.

    However, when I send a message to my son's iPad using iMessage, it comes through.

    Would this be a network carrier issue?
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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  3. grumpybear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's a local carrier here in Alaska.
    Alaska Communications.
    They utilize CDMA technology rather than GSM
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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  6. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    That's odd, with the Emojii at least. From what I've seen if a phone doesn't have it, it comes across as an image file to be downloaded (here in Oregon, at least - I notice it when I text my boss)
     
  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    A lot of the carriers in the US have poor support for SMS messages sent with "foreign" characters.

    The message often dropped entirely or comes through garbled.
     

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