> intent of this question was, to my mind, not at all about SMS as a
> messaging system but about SMS as a payment model.
yes, that was what I was after, and we are not intending to launch an SMS
premium-based service model in Japan ;)
I know that SMS is not used in Japan, so I was wondering what is used
instead for transaction-based payments. I got a quite good answer that the
operators have now such a model in place (only for official content
providers?) in addition to the subscription-based payment model, and then
the creditcard payment is one possibility. It will be interesting to see,
how the felica & edy and other mobile payment methods will become integrated
with the mobile content purchases...
I assume that you are (or will be) be able to pay for your mobile content
using these payment methods as well.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net [mailto:keitai-l-
> bounce_at_appelsiini.net] On Behalf Of Curt Sampson
> Sent: 16. joulukuuta 2004 6:04
> To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> Subject: (keitai-l) Re: Premium-priced SMS in Japan
> 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.
[ excessive quoting removed by moderator ]
Received on Thu Dec 16 15:38:05 2004