Category: au

Softbank Mobile 学割 student discount offers at 0 yen base charge

softbank mobile finally started offering student discount at zero yen for base charge with tiered pricing for packet usage (quite low compard with otherwise). Quite an audacious move. They are achieving No.1 position net increase over the past 9 months

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softbank mobile recorded No.1 net increase in May

softbank mobile recored No.1 net increase in May, originally uploaded by morikenstyle. Found this ad in the JR train a few days ago. Softbank mobile claims its No.1 net increase in May with aggressive pricing plans including WhitePlan ($10 base

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Shozu for X01HT

One of the things that are really annoying using smartphone photo is that you have to move files to PC before uploading to flickr. Today I’ve found the very useful tool called ShoZu that enables direct photo upload to flickr

Posted in au, スマートフォン, ソフトバンク, docomo, flickr, FON, Japan, mobile, mzone, on the go, on+the+go, ShoZu, smart+phone, softbank, Tokyo, X01HT, yahoo

Google Japan offers mobile gmail

Here is annoucement from Google Japan in Japanese, I could not figure out that when I first read this. But, according to Markezine (in Japanese), Google Japan now offers mobile Gmail; namely, Docomo, AU, and Softbank. Yes, Softbank, which is

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Commoditizing mobile phone industry (JP)

Softbank mobile’s Son-san reportedly annouced the new pricing program (note the article in Japanese, Nikkei, the content will disappear within a few months) for its mobile phone. Now he is going to offer JPY 980 (USD 8.3) for the basic

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Softbank mobile X01HT promotes Yahoo as well as Google

IMAGE_080, originally uploaded by morikenstyle. It is about neutrality. As long as it connects to the Internet via windows mobile 5.0 (this particular X01HT case), we get access to whatever the content we want to get access. Japan’s Softbank* mobile

Posted in au, 中立性, スマートフォン, ソフトバンク, docomo, google, smart+phone, softbank, X01HT, yahoo

AU tops

According to Nikkei, the net increase for mobile subscibers for the month of October (remember : Number Portability made effective as of Oct 24) were: – 200,600 (up from 160,800 in September) for AU – 40,800 (down from 126,300 September)

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Another disruptive innovation by Softbank ?

Softbank Japan audaciously proclaims, in its advertising I spotted at the station: in Japanese, the body copy, ”ケータイが凄いことになりそうです。” that more or less in English meaning (ok, its my take) :”mobile” is going to be disruptive on Oct 1. Given the

Posted in alwayson, au, docomo, mobile, softbank, vodafone

Using LISMO with Flickr

Yesterday, I was trying to upload AU mobile phone pictured photos to flickr using AU’s LISMO software. It went something like this: 1) Download LISMO to my computer (WIN PC, in my case), obviously. 2) Sync photo files in my

Posted in au, flickr, keitai, lismo, ui, user interface, yahoo

Number Portability on October 24

According to CNET Japan, Japan’s three major mobile carriers, notably, Docomo, AU KDD, and YAHOO have agreed that Number Portability to be effective on October 24, while the details especially the fee asoociated with changing the carrier for the same

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