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(keitai-l) Re: Premium-priced SMS in Japan

From: Curt Sampson <cjs_at_cynic.net>
Date: 12/16/04
Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.4.58.0412161252240.3958_at_angelic-vtfw.cvpn.cynic.net>
On Wed, 15 Dec 2004, Arnold P. Siboro wrote:

> Gerhard Fasol <fasol_at_eurotechnology.com> wrote:
>
> >  > I have a question about premium priced SMS.
> >  > I know SMS is not widely used in Japan...
> >
> > "SMS is not widely used" is an exageration... actually SMS is almost
> > not used at all in Japan, except for some SPAM.
>
> If what you mean by SMS is short messaging, than your "actually SMS is almost
> not used at all in Japan, except for some SPAM." is also an exaggeration.
> I use au's sms (cmail) extensively, so do my au friends.

In the context of "premimum SMS," I think Gerhard's comment is quite
correct: it's not used, because it doesn't even really exist. This
intent of this question was, to my mind, not at all about SMS as a
messaging system but about SMS as a payment model.

cjs
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Curt Sampson  <cjs_at_cynic.net>   +81 90 7737 2974

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Received on Thu Dec 16 06:04:45 2004