landk's business is indeed in a grey area, and most probably landk will
be made guilty anyway (since its business is making heavy loss on
but unlocking itself is supposed to be legal, as it is in other
the soumusho (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) who
oversees cell phone operators, seems to be working in the direction of
making unlocking a user's right:
http://www.soumu.go.jp/s-news/2006/pdf/060719_2_3_6.pdf (in japanese)
at the moment, no matter how long a user has used the phone and how much
he/she has paid cumulatively to the operator, he/she is not given option
On Sun, 3 Sep 2006 20:03:17 +0900
"keitai guy" <lister_at_pikkle.com> wrote:
> > Err... I wonder if the geniuses in the Softbank marketing department have
> > worked out that there might just be a demand for unlocked phones from users
> > who aren't content to bend over and take it on the roaming fees?
> hey genius - why do you think a $700 phone is free?
> charge retail for it and the demand evaporates.
> hence companies like landk are making a scam biz in the grey area in the middle.
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Received on Mon Sep 4 05:34:53 2006