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Rakuten to expand free mobile phone trial before full-service launch

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How does one sign up for this free service?

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Is this a service that will compete with actual phone calls or calls via services like Line, Skype, Facebook Messenger? This is not clear.

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This is badly phrased. This this a roll-out of a new cellular network (Eg 4G LTE or 5G), or is this a wireless internet network (eg mesh 802.11ac or ax)?

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Rakuten seems to be offering 4g. Looks like an alternative to the other 3 MNOs Japan has.

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Read my lips. This full service is not going to happen and if Mikitani San persists with it, it is going to bankrupt rakuten.

to gain marketshare he will be forced to sell at a loss, he will be matched by the other 3 , step for step.

but i hope the other shareholders call a halt in time to this megalomanic nonsense which also sees him spend billions on sports sponsorship without any strategy.

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They should give the free phones to those who are homeless due to misfortune and need to find a job.

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to gain marketshare he will be forced to sell at a loss, he will be matched by the other 3 , step for step.

and thats what competition is all about, do you think the other 3 carriers would drop their prices if Rakuten wasn't entering the market

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The billionaires around the world are phone company owners, its obvious they're ripping people off, so yeah lets go free and let the ads pay

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