In general, I gather sites may block PC access because:
1. Their revenue model is packet based. Such as official sites, The carrier
requests the companies to block PC access, since the carrier is charging for
2. Content protection: Makes it harder to steal the content. Often, it's
usual for user to pay for content, wall paper or phone melody. It's a lot
harder to circumvent the proper avenues on a keitai then PC. A lot of the
Japanese content producers believe this is a serious issue.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tracey Northcott" <tracey_at_enfour.co.jp>
To: "Keitai-L" <keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 7:58 PM
> >I can never un the concept of locking people out of something....if u
> >something to sell, wouldn't u want them to access from all points..?
> There is an old saying...
> "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?"
> Where is the business model (that works) for paid content on the internet
> - except for porn? If you give me a model, I will look at it. That is
> the beauty of mobile internet... the business model.
> Anyone who wants to use TangoTown is more than welcome to access from
> their mobile phone - i-mode, j-sky and ezweb.
> If you go to our web-site from a browswer you will see a sample of the
> content with a few limited services to show you what you are buying. And
> the cost is about the same as a Tokyo cup of coffee and less than a beer,
> so the barriers are not great at all.
[ Excessive quoting removed by moderator ]
Received on Wed Jan 15 06:27:23 2003