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Not sure how i feel... I know nothing about softbank but if there is significant backing maybe network vision / LTE can get completed quicker and make for a better overall company.
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Softbank So I think Softbank is a GSM provider? I have a Panasonic Softbank 830P phone here I wonder what this also means?
End of the line? Wonder if this means no more unlimited data and an end of the line for Nextel/Sprint company? Sure hope not because AT&T sucks in coverage and reliability in the Bay area. Verizon will bleed you dry for anything more than 4 GB of data. Sigh
Son sounds like a loose canon
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Re: Softbank It's not going to mean anything other than a source of cash to "fix" Sprint's financial situation.
It would be nice to get Softbank branding and their domain though as some sites I want to access in .jp you can only do through a mobile handset in Japan like LOVE9CUBE...you need either Softbank or AU.
Yeah I got this japanese phone and a DoCoMo Sony So905ics for testing awhile back but I haven't really done much because of the work to get them to work here and I never had much luck with t-mobile.
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Good for them... Now Sprint can finally pay off that ridiculous iPhone deal.
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Japanese cell phones Seem to be pretty awesome, maybe we will see some of that innovation in the USA with the purchase. ( a little innovation there might draw more folks to sprint/softbank.)
said by slckusr:Japanese phones are more about style then anything else.. they recycle them so quick each phone cycle.
Seem to be pretty awesome, maybe we will see some of that innovation in the USA with the purchase. ( a little innovation there might draw more folks to sprint/softbank.)
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Re: Son sounds like a loose canon He should have bought lightsquared instead. Maybe threatening self immolation will sway the FCC.
reply to Twaddle
Re: End of the line? Softbank offers unlimited data, but just like Sprint, you're limited in what you can use because of the quality of the network.
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Otosan the sprint dog? I wonder if well get Otosan commercials here?
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Re: Japanese cell phones Subaru already mentioned it, but there's nothing special about Japanese mobile phones. And service here is expensive. If you think service in the US is expensive, try out a Japanese carrier for a while.
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Re: Not sure how i feel... The better question is, if this does not happen, does Sprint have hte money to even keep NV going.
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Re: Japanese cell phones
said by openbox9:I just wondered because they use nfc, have ota tv etc... (maybe those things are easier to support in a country the size and population density of JP.
Subaru already mentioned it, but there's nothing special about Japanese mobile phones. And service here is expensive. If you think service in the US is expensive, try out a Japanese carrier for a while.
My Sony phone uses NFC for train tickets and vending machines..
You know what's funny is Japan has been using QR codes for at least 5 years and NFC I think for around 4.. it took SO long for it to come here.
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Re: Son sounds like a loose canon Loose cannon? Seems like more of an innovator: »www.forbes.com/sites/terokuittin···-sprint/