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How Japan is different: Pre-paid in the U.S. is for those with dodgy credit ratings, but in Japan, Vodafone’s latest nibble at the edges of the Japanese market now includes an 24-hour online prepaid service called Prepaid Online Recharge that includes an SMS service that automatically informs customers when their account is close to expiration or when their balance is low.
Yikes! Vodafone is launching the service on Jan. 15 with top up options topping out at 10,000 yen ($95) and a 60,000 yen max credit balance. Vodafone’s press release [.pdf] Here.
Some sage advise when entering new turf; Stop, Look and Listen.. it’s also good to secure a local guide. Japan is the cradle of mobile civilization – we have been dedicated to this space since 2001 – trust our archives here offer some useful material.
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