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TEXTING in JAPANESE - 06-26-2011, 09:43 AM

Do the Japanese use texting on their mobiles etc?

I wonder how this works?
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Unfortunately japan does not yet have the technology to use SMS on their phones. They're still working on this complex phenomina.


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thank you.
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06-26-2011, 10:42 AM

what about in anime ? that we see sometimes texting from a cell phone ?
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Unfortunately japan does not yet have the technology to use SMS on their phones. They're still working on this complex phenomina.
is text messaging any different from sms? because you can send messages to another number by adding +
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06-26-2011, 11:43 AM

My phone has both (SMS and MMS) and email, and it's just a basic one. It just depends on what kind of file people are trying to send me. For some reason the Japanese just prefer the email though.


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06-26-2011, 12:24 PM

Ignore the first answer you received on here...

Japanese phones started out with half-width character text messages - a carry over from the pager days. Your phone had to be on to receive the message, as it was sent directly to the phone number. This died out pretty quickly, and was replaced with email-like systems. This also hit a dead end, and now all Japanese phones use regular email. There is no limit on the number of characters or anything like that.

In other words, it`s much more free than SMS.

For some weird reason, people overseas seem to assume that if SMS isn`t used, that you can`t send text in Japan. This is hilarious, as people send countless numbers of "mail" to each other. It`s far far more common than actually calling someone.
Just like SMS overseas.

To be compatible with the international market, phones also support SMS - but no one uses it as far as I can tell. There is no advantage to it, really. Character numbers are limited, and it actually costs more than just emailing someone from my phone (Which is technically free for most people as almost everyone has unlimited data plans). When people exchange cell numbers, it`s usually done by IR between the phones - and includes their cell email info.


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thank you.
I nearly died laughing.


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I nearly died laughing.
I think she incepted your sarcasm with her own.


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06-26-2011, 04:46 PM

Hi shadow so pleased you almost died-- but why only ALMOST? why not finish the job.

you may find it amusing but when someone asks a question because obviously they want to have an answer-- why not give a correct reply.

I am in my seventies-- and not au fait with much of modern technology-- when I was first at school we still used slates.

Its not remotely clever to give a sarcastic answer just because you think you are so clever.
I don't know the name of apps that give texting opportunities in japanese.

I am not of the generation who grew up using computers from an early age.

No doubt all my grand children would know the answers-- but I was curious as to how feasible it is to actually text in japanese.

I suppose I wondered how to abbreviate the japanese calligraphy?

I had no idea what SMS was-- so just looked it up .

No doubt all young people know al about these things as they use mobiles constantly and have all the latest phones or accessories.

SMS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I just have an ordinary phone mobile--not a fancy item that acts like a computer.

Actually its all really incredible-- so taken for granted but almost miraculous.

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