> > Does anyone know the approximate date (or even month) when
> > EZAccess was folded into EZWeb?
> I'm not sure when it started, but the mergers will be complete in October
> some time.
> > Also, since I now see "au"-branded cellphone shops appearing
> > around Tokyo, yet there are still some HIT shops selling
> > EZWeb-co-branded cdmaOne phones, is it safe to say that "EZWeb
> > has disappeared, and been replaced by AU"?
> This is a confusion I've encountered so many times, that in presentations
> that my company gives, we have included a slide which shows the whole matrix
> of phone companies and services in Japan.
> But to answer your question let me break it down into bite sized bits:
> Au is a mobile _phone_ brand.
> EzWeb is a mobile _internet service_ brand.
> Au owns EzWeb.
> Au will not _replace_ EzWeb, Au will _offer_ EzWeb. The same way DoCoMo
> offers I-Mode.
> One question I have, though, is that I thought Tuka was swept up by KDDI as
> well. And although IDO has changed all their storefronts and phones to
> reflect the Au brand, Tuka hasn't. Anyone know what their status is? Are
> they not part of the merger, or is their time line different.
Thanks. I can't help you out on the Tu-Ka question, but I will probably call them this week coming up to ask. I'll let you know what they say.
Received on Sat Sep 9 07:28:08 2000