Vodafone Opens Online Pre-Paid Service
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.