> Wow, so that is what DoCoMo are always talking about when they say that imode
> is easier to use than the wap counterparts, just press "i" and go. DoCoMo is
> easier in that there is none of the details that you would expect to be able
> to configure from an internet enabled machine.
The configuration wasn't too difficult on the phone - it is done "online"
automatically (you don't need to know or enter the primary/secondary server
addresses, etc); took less than 5 minutes; paint-by-number style of
follow-the-pictures in the manual; Now I just press "e" and go.... cheaper.
(though currently not that much cheaper - 10%? ... iMode's packets are, what, .3
yen/128b packet (? I believe) vs EZweb's .27 per. Nnet is not "Packet One"
Compliant yet so I'm not down to the .1/packet ...soon though.)
>On the other hand you get to pay
> their prices and you gotta suffer the downtime.
Yes, NTT phone charges are higher, but I'd have to give the quality-of-service
edge to them to NTT; just little things like the comparitive speed/smoothness
with which some of their services operate. Matter of taste though. Tend to
forget about when then when the bill comes :)
Regarding downtime, it *appears* NTT has their server problem under control for
now. I haven't heard of any downtimes recently (correct me if I'm wrong...)
Even with CDMAone I occasionally experience times in the evening when I'm unable
to "connect" due to high traffic, while the iMode the user beside me is sending
and receiving mail easily. Depends on the service area user ratio at the time I
assume... I believe ren gave (on this list?) the example of trying to use
iMode in Shibuya on a Friday night...
Nnet Co. Ltd.
Received on Wed Jul 5 09:52:42 2000