it's difficult to compare the messaging systems.
in Japan, everyone other than DoCoMo have a separate mail store
(both au/KDDI and J-Phone provide 3 MB mailbox) where the messages
are kept for 30 days (usually longer because they check it very
loosely), and use SMS to send notifications for 72 hrs. if an SM
fails (e.g., expires) the message itself isn't lost.
DoCoMo's i-mode mail is unique with a single storage, and up to
50 messages per mailbox, about 8 days' messages for an average
user. new submission will be rejected if the mailbox is full.
not a big problem for international travels shorter than a week.
>Millions of short text messages sent between mobile phones in the United
>States are lost every month ... (Reuters)
there're near 400 million messages washing the Japanese wireless
networks everyday. if one tells me 10 some million messages are
lost every month ... mmm ... what a great service!
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Received on Fri Jan 17 18:06:46 2003