Vodafone Japan to launch 3G and Vodafone Live! in October'03
Posted on 20-Aug-2003 19:47
Filed under: News
Vodafone Japan will launch new Vodafone live! mobile internet services after early October on their 3G platform.
The main features of Vodafone live! in Japan will be:
Sha-mail picture messaging, Movie Sha-mail video messaging and web contents accessible to customers in exactly the same way abroad as in Japan
E-mails with attachments of up to a maximum 200 kilobytes can be sent and received, making for even richer communications
Sha-mails with even higher resolutions than before and Movie Sha-mails of up to 40 seconds long can be sent and received
Web functions that utilize fast data speeds, allowing for rich contents such as high-resolution
QVGA*1-size wallpaper downloads and video clip files of 15 to 30 seconds in length
In addition, J-PHONE plans to launch a compatible handset, the V801SA by Sanyo, in conjunction with
these new services. With these offerings, J-PHONE customers will be able to enjoy Vodafone live! on a
3GPP-based, high-speed W-CDMA network (up to 384kbps downlink) in Japan and by accessing the
GPRS networks while overseas.
In conjunction with the launch of Vodafone live! services for VGS, J-PHONE will lower videotelephony and
64K digital communication charges to the same level as voice calls.
Coverage is expected to be 95% of the Japanese population at launch, with international roaming in the UK, Spain and Germany.