We have the FOMA handsets on our office. I don't own one,
but on occasion I will take one out and play around with it.
My first impressions were, uck, and this cost how much?
Two quick comments:
1. Persistent connection along the chuo-line was abominably
slow or nonexistent. You think NTT would make sure the chou
line had good foma coverage.
2. Video downloads-this is a problem with any content.
Watching video on the phone is impressive, but there is
nothing I have been able to find that is worth paying for.
I wonder if other people, especially FOMA owners, have had
more positive experiences.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc Printz" <Marc.Printz_at_724.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 2:59 PM
Subject: (keitai-l) 3G services - Any close encounters of
the third kind yet?
> not owning a 3G phone, I'm wondering how much 3G services
> exploited in these early days. Can anything be said
> It is natural that 3G phones are getting bought and that
the number of
> subscribers using them is growing - but just how much are
> wonderful services used that many believe hold the promise
> ARPUs and growing market share:
> - video downloads
> - music downloads
> - video telephony
> - other high-bandwidth dependent apps (Java)
> - How much are response latencies still affecting 3G
services now that pure
> bandwidth shouldn't be the problem anymore?
> - How well is the perception when using i-mode?
> - Are low latency apps like multiplayer action games now
more feasible or
> still a problem? Are they offered yet?
> Perhaps some of you early adopters would like to share
> experiences in your every-day use of 3G? Or that of people
you know of. For
> - Do you actually use video telephony? Or just for demos?
> - How is it like after getting used to it?
> - Do you actually download video clips/music or just to
see that it still
> - What happened to your phone bill? Is it actually added
> paying for or do you perceive it as demo cost?
> - ...
> I don't expect this to be a market validation as things
are still in the
> flow of course. It is fine to just experiment, but it
would also be
> interesting to see if there are already instances where
these services have
> entered normal lives.
> Incredibly curious,
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Received on Mon Mar 4 04:05:30 2002