Thanks for NTT docomo mzone so comfortable here. it only costs 350 yen or usd 3 or so a month if you have subscription with docomo mobile. extremely cheap compared to US counterparts – what is it ? T-zone 30 dollars a month?
You’d definitely need shozu which is very powerful in the wifi smartphone environment, would allow you to upload direct from mini sd card which is otherwise impossible without shozu.
BTW, Japan is a wifi paradise, in my opinion, thanks to Son san of softbank who has implemented whatever he believes.
The thing is it is not FON, docomo mzone, softbank mobile, google even, or any other wifi player that has extremely low awareness among conventional people. It is simply WIFI that’s not known until this day to the general public. Docomo mzone, softbank mobille, fon, google even and all the wifi providers should promote WIFI together to increase the awareness and to achieve the critical mass. Or,they all gonna fail.
おつかれさまでした。(English: Congratulations! Though I was not really listening to the presentation since the place was so crowded, I suppose what he talked about was more or less the same with the press release made during the day time on the same 12/4.)
Here is from netafull, YouTube.
Update: “FON” is ranked second as the popular keywords now (as of 11:16, 2006/12/05)
It moved up to the top as of 10:00am, 12/06, Japan time.
Also the Blog TV video featuring Ｃｈｉｇａｈａｒａ san of FON Japan, (in Japanese) aired the last Friday on Tokyo MX TV. (via blog tv official site)
MONTHS LATER: PODCAST cliraji featuring Chigahara san and Mashima san.
UPDATE: Fon community at mixi ミクシィのFONのコミュニティです now reached 567 over the ten days, almost 4x of what it had prior to the launching campaign. キャンペーン開始前の約４倍、2006年年末時点でメンバーが750名を超えました。
Graph evolution of community at Mixi for FON, Mylo, and X01HT, updated 2007/01/21
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See the spike right after the La Fonera free sampling campaign Dec 5-Dec 9