Published on March 11th,2011 at 1:33 PM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Hell Freezes over! Docomo to start Unlock SIM program in Japan next month!

Hell Freezes over! Docomo to start Unlock SIM program in Japan next month!

Finally! I have been waiting for this since the past 10 years! Docomo, the largest mobile operator in Japan, will allow any of its customers to unlock their phone, starting on April 1st for a fee of ¥3,150, to be used with other SIM Card providers whether you are located in Japan or overseas. Now that Docomo is offering such service, users from other carriers like Softbank will soon make the same request and, with a bit of luck, we will soon be able to unlock all our iPhones here in Japan as well. One more reason for me to get a NEC Medias Smartphone alongside my iPhone 4!

Via Docomo
Category Phones
              
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Comments
 

  • Timspenc20395

    I find it amazing that the monster earthquake occured just hours after you posted “Hell Freezes Over” thread….

    My heart goes out to the people of Japan(Japanese and foreigners living in Japan).

    I have friends and one family member who live in the Tokyo area. Still have not been able to reach them
    via phone/email…. :( Can anyone help me?

    • Anonymous

      Note sure how can you reach them, mobile phones works now, try again

  • http://www.facebook.com/LebaneseSamurai John Malkovich

    does that mean we can import cool japanese phone that can work with our GSM/3G networks ?!

    • Anonymous

      This is a possibility that many will try to investigate!

  • Luay

    1st of April huh? I’ll believe the hell part instead.

    • Anonymous

      There is no April Fool in Japan, this concept does not exist (REALLY!) The First of April start a new Fiscal Year in Japan.

    • Anonymous

      There is no April Fool in Japan, this concept does not exist (REALLY!) The First of April start a new Fiscal Year in Japan.

    • Anonymous

      There is no April Fool in Japan, this concept does not exist (REALLY!) The First of April start a new Fiscal Year in Japan.

  • http://twitter.com/JohnCritic John Critic

    This site never links to an original source, always to a home page, like how useful is that going to be to anyone?

    • Anonymous

      99.99% of the link will be in either Japanese, Korea or Chinese, it won’t do any good/help to you readers.

      But here you are the link on this news http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/info/notice/page/110311_00_m.html?ref=info_notice

    • http://twitter.com/JohnCritic John Critic

      That doesn’t make any difference (at least to Engadget), many of us have ways to translate these sites and at least we know you have credible sources to back your site up.

    • Anonymous

      We are doing this since the past 9 Years, we cover most press conference and event here, contact with pretty much everyone… So sorry but we have nothing to prove to anyone, sure we are small since we are a “niche” website talking about things that most doesn’t care but sorry mate, the only doubt here is about you and the fact that every single comments you mad was to create doubt on our work and criticize.

    • http://twitter.com/JohnCritic John Critic

      9 years and barely any comments or followers? I was wondering why you have “view comments” instead of “0 comments”, maybe to hide the fact that most articles are just being browsed on the homepage and rarely clicked through? Is it the problem of the article, source or readers?

      “create doubt on our work and criticize”

      Well, I’m a critic, it’s what I do.

 

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