SoftBank / SMS / Email Questions

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by patent10021, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    What's the difference between SMS and SoftBank iOS email using your mail app?

    Are you able to send SMS to all carriers in Japan i.e. Docomo / AU users as well?

    Why does SoftBank have an online version of the SMS mail but not the xxx.i.softbank.jp mail?


    Is there are price data difference between the two?


    Thanks
     
  2. iammike1 macrumors 6502a

    iammike1

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    SMS can only be used between phones of the same carrier.

    Softbank iOS email is used to communicate with phones on Softbank or any other Japanese carrier...as well as normal email address'.
     
  3. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    Well something is amiss because my wife who has an iP4 is sending SMS to all her friends who are using Docomo etc.
     
  4. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

    TheMacBookPro

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    SMS is SoftBank to Softbank and Docomo only. AU uses a different SMS system.

    The Softbank email address would be used to communicate with au and emobile users I guess (or if you don't have a SMS plan and only have the packet-houdai plan)
     

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