contrary to what's over hyped, the booming of i-mode service back in
late 1999 until early 2001 was not about Internet. the stories of
the success of compact-whatever, etc., are only secondary.
it's mostly about messaging, and compares to the booming of SMS
elsewhere in the world. if it's anything about the net' other than
it's built on a strange protocol stack of TCP/IP, I'd say that users
subscribed to the service because that's the easiest way to get an
making it free to send messages to mobile phones from the Internet
or via the 'net from other operators - the receiver pays - is a more
important factor than micro-payment.
even today that traffic of browsing surpassed that of messaging,
from the users' perspective, messaging is still by far the most
important service than "Internet" in terms of time and emotion spent.
then you can understand why Sha-Mail is so great a service.
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Received on Sat Nov 1 19:56:29 2003