Japanese Carrier To Launch MVNO In US
Apr 8, 2007, 1:06 PM by (staff)
KDDI, the second largest carrier in Japan, will launch an MVNO in the US later this month. The carrier will offer service through Sprint's CDMA network, with a focus on Japanese customers. Updated: The service will offer post-paid plans to Japanese speaking US residents. They began offering prepaid service to Japanese subscribers visiting the US last month. KDDI will launch using current Sprint handsets from Sanyo and LG, instead of re-fitting their current Japanese line-up for use on American networks. The company expects to offer models with Japanese text input and display by June.
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As for now, I feel they are off to a bad start but, they are young and new, and therefore, have to learn; who knows, they may turn out to be very good down the road.
It's a waiting game for now.
I would like to keep up with their progress if possible.
This is just my opinion and observation.
Personally I would like to see their Japaneses models soon, especiall...
sprint should do a joint thing
This doesn't make any sense to me...
I highly, highly doubt it.
However, when you account for the VAST number of American kids who love anything and everything Japanese (think about all of those kids who...
No cool new phones?
nonetheless, i think they'll carve out a nice niche market - but to be sucsessfull with it, wouldn't they need to support the Chinese and Korean languages too?