iPhone 4 DoCoMo: What Do Japan Users Think?
This month may well see the Japanese version of the iPhone 4 see a boost in sales due to NTT DoCoMo enabling iPhone 4 customers to use their stronger wireless network if you have an unlocked iPhone 4 of course.
According to an article over on Money Control, NTT DoCoMO’s smaller rival Softbank which currently is the only supplier of the iPhone 4 and iPad has seen strong subscriber growth since offering the Apple products.
However Japan Communications believes that offering SIM cards that support NTT DoCoMo network info that can be used by unlocked mobile handsets would give the opportunity to customers to use the NTT DoCoMo network id they so wish.
NTT DoCoMO is Japans largest wireless operator and has been strengthening their smartphone offer to counteract the effect of the iPhone 4, but with the operator opening up their network to unlocked iPhone 4 units it could grab more custom.
Basically it’s a good move by NTT DoCoMo to enable unlocked iPhones to use their network, although it may pinch some custom from Softbank, but what to Japanese users think about this move? If any of our readership is in Japan let us know your views on this matter by posting a comment below…many thanks.