GN Mac starts TODAY!

A new commercial Mac information site in Japan called "GN Mac" will open today!

Mac情報を提供する有料サイト、GN Mac(Gadget Navi Mac)がいよいよ22日オープンします!



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実は私も何本か記事を提供させてもらっています。



公開期間限定の有料サイトですが、無料でみれるコンテンツもいくつかあるので、まずはぜひそちらをじっくり楽しんでいただいて、興味があればぜひ登録してみてください。



投稿者名 Nobuyuki Hayashi 林信行 投稿日時 2003年12月22日 | Permalink

  • Re: GN Mac starts TODAY!


    I have a question.....i live in canada....i'm going to go to japan this summer....i really don't want to rent mobile phones...what i had in mind was to purchase a mobile. However i know that canada and japan is totally different bandwith. and i also saw the mobile phone by Vodafone (V801SA) this interests me. but i'm wondering if i buy it, would i be able to use it in Canada? and also if i'm not a japanese residence, would i be able to sign up for a mobile phone?......or if i just use my friend's address would be fine?.....please help me!...THX!

    投稿者名 Leon

  • Re: GN Mac starts TODAY!


    If you have a GSM phone right now (or just the SIM card) and if you are staying in Japan for only a short period of time, vodafone global rental should be the best thing for you:
    http://www.vodafone-rental.jp/
    you can put in your Canadian GSM SIM card and use it. But maybe it is not the best thing because each call will cost A LOT and even if your Japanese friend is calling you within Japan, they will have to dial your Canadian number.

    To buy a Japanese mobile phone with Japanese number, but if you are paying the monthly fee with your credit card, you will need no ID, etc. Just your address and credit card information.

    Also there is a pre-paid phone by Vodafone.

    投稿者名 nobi

  • Re: GN Mac starts TODAY!


    Thx for the message....but i have 1 more question.....will i stil be able to use this phone(V801SA) in canada?....like change the sim-card?....or this phone does not provide this service?

    投稿者名 Leon

  • Re: GN Mac starts TODAY!


    Yes, you can use it In Canada. But it is SIM locked, so you cannot use SIM card from your local GSM carriers.

    in Canada, you will be roaming via Microcell or Rogers' network.
    It will cost you about 125 yen (1 USD+) per minutes for local calls. 140 yen for calls between Japan. And I believe this charge will be made to both you and someone you are talking to.

    So I think it is not a good idea to use it as your regular phone. It is only good for short stays.

    投稿者名 nobi

  • Re: GN Mac starts TODAY!


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    投稿者名 Green Card

  • Re: GN Mac starts TODAY!


    bonjour,
    Est-il possible que j'achete un telephone portable sans sim-card au japon à partir d'Internet et qu'il fonctionne en France avec ma sim-card habituelle ?
    Merci de vos reponses

    Hi,
    Can i buy a japanese mobile phone without sim-card by Internet and does it will works in France wit my usual sim-card ?
    tHX!

    Have you got some website where i could buy japanese mobiles?
    Avez-vous des adresses de site web ou je pourrai acheter des mobiles japonais

    Merci bcp, thk you very much

    BYe!!

    投稿者名 Driss

  • Re: GN Mac starts TODAY!


    bonjour Driss,

    Je suis désolé. Mais je n'en sais pas.
    I am sorry but I don't know any.

    It would be very difficult in Japan to buy just the phone (without the SIM card). You have to be present at the phone shop along with a few identification. I don't think anyone would ship them internationally.

    Besides, all Japanese phones are SIM-locked and even if you could unlock it, I am not sure if they would work with European GSM SIM card.

    投稿者名 nobi