there is also a write-up of this payment system on Impress's k-tai page:
(Internet watch flash- or k-tai watch flash is a great source btw)
Research Associate, Japan Service
New York, NY 10012
> From: Bruce Kirk
> Reply To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2000 12:08 AM
> To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> Subject: (keitai-l) Re: Non-NTT payment schemes
> No URL I'm afraid, but the article itself was on page 15 of yesterday's
> paper...Have faxed through a copy to you on the Westcyber fax no.
> In summary, the service is called "Mobile _at_ Nifty" and is aimed at Nifty's
> existing fixed-line customer base of 3.8M users. Big question is what
> percentage of them have i-mode phones ... Anyway, can handle billing of
> content 300 yen + (ie, the stuff that Docomo hasn't concentrated on to
> and seemingly relies on a 4 digit PIN for security.
> Cheers again,
> -----Original Message-----
> ?·?o?l : Andrea Hoffmann <ah_at_anima.de>
> ˆ¶?æ : keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net <keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net>
> "úZÝzÝ : 20"0"OE8Œ"Ý9"ú 11:4OE
> -Œ?–? : (keitai-l) Re: Non-NTT payment schemes
> >> Also saw something in the Nikkei today about Nifty offering a
> >> similar service from September.
> >Do you have an URL for that info?
> >> >Well if you don't like NTT DoCoMo, there is now NTT
> >> >Communications...
> >Their service has certain limitations and constrains as
> >well, like: only companies or other juridical entities
> >(no private individuals) can sign the service contract
> >and vendors can only sell data content via the service
> >(no hard goods) etc.
> >For more info see this review:
> >NTT Communications offers i-mode 3rd party billing solution
> >Andrea Hoffmann -- Editor-in-Chief -- hoffmann_at_westcyber.com
> >Japan Mobile Information ---- http://anima.editthispage.com
Received on Wed Aug 9 22:57:25 2000