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(keitai-l) Re: 7.5% of US SMS messages lost...

From: Curt Sampson <cjs_at_cynic.net>
Date: 01/18/03
Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.4.44.0301181022250.476-100000_at_angelic.cynic.net>
On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Ken Chang wrote:

> 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.

And even for longer travels, the bounce message you get is quite
clear about what's happened: the mail has not been delivered because
the mailbox can contain no more than 50 messages, and is full. (This
happened to me whilst I was away over Christmas.)

This is far better than the default SMS situation. I picked up an AT&T
prepaid cellphone in New York, and I never got any notification of
whether my SMS were delivered or not, nor could I see any way to set
up this notification. When I sent an SMS to another phone that was not
equipped to receive it, it just vanished into the ether (but I still got
charged ten cents).

cjs
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Curt Sampson  <cjs_at_cynic.net>   +81 90 7737 2974   http://www.netbsd.org
    Don't you know, in this new Dark Age, we're all light.  --XTC
Received on Sat Jan 18 03:38:43 2003