The New York Times said it; it must be true! :)
"NTT DoCoMo is going to launch its i-mode service in the United States,
through a partnership with AT&T Wireless beginning early next year. The
service will first be launched in the Seattle area and expanded nationwide
within a year or two. The service will allow users to exchange e-mail, check
stock prices, and find information using their cell phones.
"I-mode fees in the United State will be similar to what the 20 million
Japanese users pay on average, at $70 a month for voice and about $17 for
i-mode transmission fees, he said. That those rates are based upon calling and
data volume, and Tsujimura said flat-rates were being considered for the U.S.
"Tsujimura was confident i-mode would be a hit overseas. ``Cellphones in the
United States and Europe are still like 13-inch black-and-white TV sets,'' he
said, showing his folding i-mode phone. ``There's a huge gap in technology.
People see these color displays and are stunned.''
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