TOKYO, JAPAN, February 1, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will offer an international SMS (short messaging service) that allows DoCoMo FOMA® 3G users to exchange short messages with customers of foreign operators.
All FOMA handsets except PC-card types and some early models will be able to receive SMS messages from overseas, while N900iG and 901i handsets will be able to both send and receive messages.
The new service will start nationwide from February 15, 2005 and cost the sender 50 yen per message of up to 160 alphanumeric characters.
The sender must first press 0 for more than 1 second until the + mark is displayed and then dial the country code and the receiver's cell phone number.
SMS users will be able to exchange messages with customers of the following operators.
|Note 1:||SMS cannot be sent to 3G users of Hutchison (Hong Kong), SmarTone (Hong Kong) and StarHub (Singapore).|
|Note 2:||In some cases messages cannot be exchanged due to conditions on the operator's side.|
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