a rate of japanese portable telephone is too high (18)

1 名前: a poor japanese 2005-09-04 17:43 ID:Heaven

Basic charge is about 2000yen 〜 10000yen per month.
And call charge, internet charge, and other service charges are needed.
I can't endure it. so I will cancell the phone. OTL

2 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-09-04 22:54 ID:Heaven

2GET (is easy)

3 名前: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-09-05 04:52 ID:6rq7gHJA

why not get a simpler phone

4 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-09-05 06:53 ID:9+Wocyjs

Maybe stopping phone usage altogether is just what he needs. It could give him a new view on life. He'll see that he was just a slave to the telecommunication entity.

5 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-09-05 08:26 ID:Heaven

That sounds ridiculously expensive.

6 名前: a poor japanese 2005-09-05 12:03 ID:Heaven

There is no simpler phone. All have a lot of extra functions.

I read "The Affluent Society" by J.K.Galbraith recently.
I noticed that portable telephone companies stir up our greed and vanity.How ridiculous!

7 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-09-06 00:03 ID:yW5PJqOJ

Cellphones in India is ridiculously cheap. I don't know the exact rates but you pay nothing for incoming calls and text-messaging. It happened because they deregulated it, I think.

8 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-09-06 00:59 ID:fAhzwvsq

Does anyone pay for incoming calls? That is unless you are located in another country then your mobile provider is.

I've heard Americans have to pay for incoming text-messages, how foolish is that? Thanks buddy, your stupid question just cost me 10 cents fool.

9 名前: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-09-06 02:43 ID:6rq7gHJA

I use a very simple phone - an old nokia one, it's still monotonic, has no net access, no video, no audio recording NOTHING. But it sends and gets text messages and I can make calls well enough which is all I want really.

So my plan is simple as well, I pay nothing for incoming text messages, nothing for incoming calls, and I have about 80 minutes of free outgoing and 200 outgoing sms per month. That's not even the most money-saving plan, but...

I guess Japanese companies must be fat with profits now. Still, anyway - living without a mobile phone in Japan, isn't it a bit difficult? Of course you can get a new perspective on life...

10 名前: a poor japanese 2005-09-08 20:38 ID:Heaven

Would you tell me the cellphones environment in India?
How much is paid by the monthly?

Yes...It is difficult...All of my friends have mobile phone.
Japanese young generation's communication depends on the mobile phone. I'll get a new outlook on the life, in exchange for a illusion of friend.orz

11 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-09-11 18:06 ID:Heaven


I have a Cingular phone and I don't have a text-messaging plan so it's 10c per message. You can buy package plans, e.g. $3 for 100 text messages.

12 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-09-15 21:54 ID:Heaven

use prepaid phone

13 名前: Teh 2005-10-08 12:20 ID:eGqR1vbY

Japanese plans are ludicrously expensive. Really, you guys get raped over there. I can get everything you get for around 3000 yen. I really feel bad for you man, but then yet, everything in Japan is really expensive because Japanese people will just shell out the cash and pay the bill anyway, even though they are being ripped off. That's the problem over there, you never question anything, so people will always take advantage.

14 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-10-20 02:50 ID:oiCXt46/

eh? 2000yen-10000yen isn't that expensive. I'm paying about 7000 yen right now for my usage. but then again i speak alot on my phone...

15 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-10-20 09:27 ID:Heaven

i'm paying 4000yen per month...
no one to talk to...orz

16 名前: 香港人 2005-10-20 09:35 ID:78JaiwyJ

Hmm... yes, that's really expensive by Asian standards. Here in Hong Kong, for HK$110 = about 1650 yen per month, we get 1200 minutes of local calls, an extra 800 minutes of local calls within the same provider, and unlimited SMS within the same provider.

However, I remember when I lived in the US... we paid US$50 = 5700 yen per month for a few hundred minutes of calls, and no SMS at all. I don't know... maybe we really got ripped off big time in the US and most people there don't pay that much, hahaha!

17 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-10-23 05:02 ID:2iVosguH

use Google Talk

18 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-10-23 07:25 ID:Heaven

I only pay around 4000 yen a month, that's what my dad in America pays for a minute plan with Sprint.
I only use e-mail though, I rarely make phone calls.
But you don't get charged for incoming calls and text messages are cheap, so I actually think cell phones are cheaper in Japan than in the US.
I love my cell phone <3

Maybe >>1 should change to AU? Or cut down on the phone calls?

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