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(keitai-l) Re: Vodafone MMS settings

From: Arjen van Blokland <ab_at_tkk.att.ne.jp>
Date: 06/16/05
Message-ID: <42B12166.5020607_at_tkk.att.ne.jp>
Do these flat fees also apply when you connect your PC through your phone?
Have only heard of Willcomm offering these flat fee services, not the 
others ....

Arjen

Gerhard Fasol wrote:

> > I confess ... that I am not very familiarized of
> > what are the fares of keitai e-mails ...  in Japan
>
>The trend in Japan is to have a fixed fee data package,
>which costs about YEN 4000/month = EURO 30/month and
>includes unlimeted data, including unlimited emails
>with attachments at 2.4Mbps (AU) and 384kbps (DoCoMo, Vod).
>
>All heavy users in Japan have fixed fee data packages,
>and for them emails, picture-emails, web-brousing
>is all included at zero extra charge without any limit at all.
>
>So I can send you 100 emails with 3 Megapixel color pictures
>to your PC in Spain every day from my mobile phone here
>in Japan and it costs me exactly zero in fees.
>
>Obviously this destroys the past business model of
>mobile operators: even if I send 1000 times more
>emails with pictures every day, they don't earn a yen
>more, but must install a lot more equipment to cope with
>the traffic.
>
>That's why carriers are now developing new business models
>to replace the current traffice based business model.
>
>I gave a talk on these issues recently to the global
>Mobile Payment Forum, and you can find this here:
>http://www.eurotechnology.com/store/mobilepayment/
>
>Gerhard
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Received on Thu Jun 16 09:51:47 2005