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SMS/MMS

Description

White Plan (i) covers unlimited SMS/MMS use (SMS:up to 670 double-byte characters per message, MMS: up to 300Kb message) within Japan with no additional fees.
The latest software (iPhone OS 3.0 or later) is required to use MMS.

[Notes]
From July 13, 2011, SMS messages can be sent to/received from mobile phone devices other than SoftBank and Disney Mobile on SoftBank handsets.

SMS Service

Application Not Required
Monthly Fee Free
Receiving Rates ¥0 (domestic and international)
Sending Rates (domestic) White Plan (i), Gold Plan (i) ¥0
Orange Plan (i), Simple Orange (i)
Blue Plan (i), Blue Plan Value (i)
¥3.15/message*
Sending Rates (international) Varies by Area/Local Carrier
Message Limit 670 double-byte characters
Pictographs Supported by iPhone Version 2.2 or Later
  • * All amounts shown include consumption tax.

MMS Service

Application Not Required
Monthly Fee Free
Domestic Transmissions Covered by Flat rate packet service
Sending Rates (international) Varies by Area/Local Carrier
Message limit 300KB

Notes

<Notes on SMS>

  • Attempting to transmit SMS messages over 670 double-byte characters will cause a system error.
  • SMS messages exceeding 70 double-byte characters sent under Orange Plan (i), Simple Orange (i), Blue Plan (i), and Blue Value Plan (i) are subject to additional fees as shown above. Each additional 67 characters count as one message. (White Plan (i) and Gold Plan (i) cover SMS sent within Japan.)
  • SMS messages exceeding 70 double-byte characters are subject to additional fees even if recipients are unable to receive or view message.
  • When sending SMS messages exceeding 70 double-byte characters, message may be divided and received in multiple parts. Some handsets may be unable to receive or display SMS messages properly.

<Notes on MMS>

  • A server mailbox for MMS is automatically created for all iPhone 3G users regardless of iPhone OS software version.
  • Please note that received mails are stored in the server mailbox for 30 days and then automatically deleted. Mail cannot be retrieved after deletion (regardless of software version).
  • iPhone 3G with OS 2.x or earlier version cannot receive S! Mail/MMS. However, the sender is still charged communication rates based on his/her price plan.