As far as I know, Willcom is not applying for WiMax license, but for a
frequency slot that the government has opened for bids. Willcom is
applying the 2.5GHz frequency slot for its "next generation PHS". There
are only 2 available slots. Other applicants are au, DoCoMo and Softbank,
all of these for WiMax service. Some say that Willcom will surely get
one slot, while the other applicants will have to compete for the
remaining one. But some also say that the government considers PHS is a
Japan-only technology which has no future in this borderless world, so
there is also a possibility that Willcom will fail to get any.
Pada Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:02:49 +0900
si "Andrew Shuttleworth" <andrew_at_cvp.jp> bilang:
> Unfortunately it seems that the plan below is a data only plan, so can't be
> used in combination with voice. You need a separate SIM (with USB
> adapter/phone or data card) to hold it.
> Sorry for mistakenly raising expectations. Looks like signing up with
> Softbank and unofficially getting the details for the Softbank access points
> is still the only solution for getting 3G data on an unlocked phone.
> I believe Willcom are applying for a WiMax license which may be interesting
> in future. Shame that they don't offer number portability.
> On 10/7/07, Andrew Shuttleworth <andrew_at_cvp.jp> wrote:
> > DoCoMo are opening up their data plans from Oct. 22 so if you have an
> > unlocked phone that works on the DoCoMo network you will be able to get data
> > as well as voice.
> > The flat rate will be 4,200/mnth for 64kbps and 4,200-10,000 for 3G plus
> > approx. 400-800 yen for the Mopera service. (FTP and streaming video will
> > supposedly be still packet charged). The 3G will be max. 4.200 until Jan.
> > next year so it's a good chance to try it out. If you have DoCoMo phone you
> > will be able to use it as a USB/Bluetooth modem with flat rate 3G. Great
> > news!
> > http://www.nttdocomo.com/pr/2007/001364.html
> > One user has been reporting their success using a TynTyn II Windows Mobile
> > device at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/windowsmobileinjapan
> > I'm not sure what unlocked 3G mobile devices with other OSs are available
> > worldwide, but if there are any available I imagine you would be able to use
> > them on the same plan.
> > Andrew
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