I don't have the phone yet. As I have a Motorola V66 GSM right now,
Vodafone is giving me 10,000 yen off the price of the handset but that
offer begins on Dec. 15 so, for the sake of a few days, I am waiting.
In regards to the SIM lock: Yes, I believe there is one.
The V66 has one and its my understanding that they all do. Because the
W-CDMA handsets (except the Nokia) are only sold in Japan there aren't any
unlocking services, either from the carrier or third parties. I think this
is because SIM cards are still relatively new and there's no pressure to
make the carriers unlock. From the third party angle I think the potential
market is way too small for anyone to bother working out how to reprogram
the phones yet.
I'll get back to you on the other question when I actually have one in my
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12/03/2003 17:25 Subject: (keitai-l) Re: j-Phone new W-CDMA global roaming handset
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Could you explain to the list:
1.) if there is a SIM lock (such that you could buy a much cheaper local
Vodafone UK SIM card in case you are for a few weeks in the UK)
2.) how long it takes to launch a Java Application? (e.g. the Java VM
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