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(keitai-l) Re: PCMIA Keitai Cards

From: david talbot <dtalbot_at_j-com.co.jp>
Date: 01/31/02
Message-ID: <003701c1a9fb$61360460$356464cd_at_jcom.co.jp>
Here are a few links on the keitai cards.

Hope they help prevent frostbite or cash-burn for those in the Hinderlands.

http://www.ddipocket.co.jp/data/i_air.html
Flat rate Air H"  (5,800 yen or 4,930/mnth with 1 year
contract)  + 128Kbps option (3,500/mnth) + ISP fee (PRIN is 5 yen/min
with monthly max of 1,500 yen over the packet channel) = total around
10,000/month.
http://www.ddipocket.co.jp/data/air_provider.html
Lists ISPs that can support connections over the packet channel (i.e.
support 128Kbps in March and not incur additional connection fees.) You can
use Air H" as a dial up modem (circuit-switched at 32 or 64 Kbps) to
most PIAFS enabled ISPs but only those on this page have an interconnection
to
the Air H" packet network for the flat rate services.

http://www.bmobile.co.jp/prepaid/
A company I'm not altogher unfamiliar with are selling this MVNO'd version
of packet Air H" mostly to corporates but also have a consumer product :
128Kbps ready card with 12  (or 15) months connection and ISP fee included
is selling for around 76,000 yen down in Akiba. No monthly bills, no gaijin
card.
http://www.bmobile.co.jp/prepaid/area/
Service area for both DDI  and b-mobile Service (The same thing.)

http://biztech.nikkeibp.co.jp/wcs/show/leaf?CID=onair/biztech/inet/164905
Review of the DDI 128Kbps service and comparison with b-mobile.

Cheers
David
----- Original Message -----
From: "Justin Hall" <justin_at_bud.com>
To: <keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 3:02 AM
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: PCMIA Keitai Cards


>
> I've been travelling in Akita, in the North of Japan this winter, and
> the only way to get my laptop online has been to use phone cards in the
> ISDN/modem payphones.  Takai!
>
> So I visited J-Phone to see what they could sell me up here.  They had a
> USB cable that could make my J-Phone dial-through for my modem for about
> 6800 yen.  But, I'm running Windows XP and they only had drivers for
> Windows 98.
>
> I would love to be able to wirelessly PCMCIA with the Air H card - I
> wonder if it gets signal up here in the winterlands?  I guess if they
> sell it up here, it should work.
>
> Justin
>
> Akita - http://www.links.net/vita/trip/japan/akita/
> http://www.links.net/
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net
> > [mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net] On Behalf Of Joshua
> > Sent: 30 January, 2002 16:31
> > To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> > Subject: (keitai-l) Re: PCMIA Keitai Cards
> >
> >
> >
> > Opinions are cheap!
> >
> > Two weeks ago I bought an P-in-compact card and an air-H data
> > service account (This also included the ISP service called
> > PRIN).  The cards are simply wireless modems so you can call
> > up any dial-up ISP you want - I should think you could also
> > send faxes too.  I bought mine along with an adaptor so I
> > could plug it into the back of my Handspring visor.  This was
> > totally gratuitous since I spent less than 75 cumulative
> > minutes each day away from a fast wired internet connection
> > (this includes meals and restroom breaks!).  However it did
> > allow me to check my email while standing on the gangway
> > outside my airplane last week before flying to Taipei.
> > Anything that allows me to get away with increasingly shoddy
> > planning and organization is worth paying monthly fees for.
> >
> > Things I had to get:
> > P-in-thingy card.
> > Adaptor for putting thingy card into a visor PDA
> > Another adaptor to fit the thingy card into a PCMCIA slot
> > (free) A 1 year contract (with cancellation penalties!) with
> > Air-H (this includes a phone number so people could actually
> > dial up your card if you want - good for receiving wireless
> > faxes perhaps) Another contract with PRIN for dial-up
> > service. (free with Air-H service... I think) Allot of batteries!
> >
> > All this gives me the invaluable privilege of checking my
> > email a good 20 minutes before I get to the office!
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Joshua
> >
> >
> >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net
> > >[mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net]On Behalf Of Sam Joseph
> > >Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 8:42 PM
> > >To: keitai-l
> > >Subject: (keitai-l) PCMIA Keitai Cards
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >So if this is off-topic forgive me, but does anyone have an
> > opinion on
> > >the different PC plugin keitai card things?
> > >
> > >A sales guy at big camera in Shibuya told me that air h" or
> > whatever is
> > >the most popular at the moment with it's fixed monthly
> > charge (5000yen)
> > >for unlimited usage on 32K.
> > >
> > >The Docomo cards were not so prominently displayed, but it
> > seemed you
> > >could get 20 hours usage for under 5000 yen a month. So I guess it
> > >depends if you want to use the card regularly, or just occasionally.
> > >
> > >But my question is, has anyone had any experience with
> > either of these
> > >systems? Like is one of the providers networks always down - have
> > >people had problems installing these cards.
> > >
> > >And what are we calling these wireless pcmia cards anyway. Are the
> > >initials even PCMIA? I get confused about these things :-)
> > >
> > >CHEERS> SAM
> > >
> > >
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> >
> >
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Received on Thu Jan 31 04:08:57 2002