TOKYO, JAPAN, February 23, 2012 ---
The Disaster Voice Messaging service has a function that stores spoken messages from DOCOMO mobile users and then sends the messages as data files to a network server. The sender simply enters the recipient’s phone number and then records a message with their smartphone or mobile phone. A maximum of 20 messages, each up to 30 seconds in length, can be stored for up to 10 days. When a message arrives at the server, an SMS text message is sent automatically to the recipients’s phone. In parallel, the sender also receives an SMS message after the recipient downloads the data file and listens to the message. Thus, the sender can notice the status of each stored message.
The Disaster Voice Messaging service becomes operative in the event of a wide-scale disaster, such as an earthquake with an intensity of at least “
In principle, most docomo smartphones running Android™ 2.2 or higher, and
DOCOMO will operate the Disaster Voice Messaging service on a trial basis from March 1 to 31 to enable customers to familiarize themselves with the service and its usage.
During disasters, DOCOMO will continue to operate its existing Disaster Message Board service, which enables users to communicate their safety to friends and loved ones via text messages sent to a special website.
*Some subscribers to mopera U may pay packet communication charges depending on their billing plan. Some
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