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Anyone know about texting in japan?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ToshibaMan, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. ToshibaMan

    ToshibaMan Newbie
    Thread Starter

    so if i have some of my families phone numbers.... can i just text them?


  2. czechplastik

    czechplastik Android Enthusiast

    I'm making the assumption you'll be texting them from outside Japan?

    If that's the case just prefix the Japanese dial code to their phone number and text like normal.

    Edit: If you're in japan just text the numbers as given to you.
  3. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    If you're outside of the same country that they're in, won't testing be a bit costly that way?
  4. ToshibaMan

    ToshibaMan Newbie
    Thread Starter

    free international text :)

    but i heard somewhere in japan they dont use SMS so thats why i was wondering

    ive tried before and i know all my family reads english sooo ya lol
  5. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert

  6. ToshibaMan

    ToshibaMan Newbie
    Thread Starter

    lol highly relaible indeed

    i guess ill try again

    "However, short messaging has been largely rendered obsolete by the prevalence of mobile Internet e-mail"
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Japan's cell carriers are even more confusing that those in the US.

    I've had it work and not work while in Japan.

    By all means, try it. If it fails - mail time.
  8. toolish13

    toolish13 Lurker

    Are you in Japan? if so what's carrier you use? softbank, au, docomo, etc.
    As far as I know, if your carrier is au, you can send SMS to only au user.
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    I'm in New Mexico, USA, right now - I travel there often for work, _usually_ rent a phone, often docomo.

    So - I'm not expert, but had some experience I hoped you'd find useful.

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