Why is Japan not producing mobiles like China?

Galapagos Mobile

Japan was one of the earliest developers of mobile phones and started the world first internet access services called “i-Mode”. Refer to Wiki for details; i-mode - Wikipedia It became very popular in Japan and became a national standard, while in other part of the world, it was way too advanced and Japan failed to make it a global standard.

Yet i-Mode was so popular, further domestic development continued to win the domestic competition and made the Japanese mobile market far different from any other countries. It was then called as Galapagos Mobile because of its pretty unique evolution just like those uniquely evolved creatures in Galapagos islands.

Soon after an iPhone was released, many Japanese jumped to it as well making the i-Mode obsolete very quickly. But again due to the domestic competition, Japanese phone makers continued releasing new Galapagos mobiles allowing Google to launch Android which in parallel with iPhone became global standards.iPho…

Vodafone Launches New Plan With 1GB Daily Data, Unlimited Calls for 84 Days at Rs. 496 & 177

  • Vodafone Launches New Plan With 1GB Daily Data

  • Vodafone Rs. 496 plan comes with unlimited calls to any network
  • It also provides free incoming and outgoing calls while roaming
  • The Rs. 177 plan has 28-day validity with 1GB daily data, free calls
Vodafone has launched two new plans for prepaid customers seeking 1GB daily data allocation and free calls. While one plan is aimed at those looking for a long-term recharge, the other has validity of 28 days only. Vodafone said in a media statement that the plans are available for existing customers as well as MNP users. These new plans have been launched a week after Reliance Jio updated its tariff plans to raise the prices of popular prepaid plans and reducing the validities of postpaid plans.
The new Vodafone plan with 1GB data per day and 84-day validity is priced at Rs. 496 and comes with unlimited local and STD calls across any network. In addition, buyers will get free incoming and outgoing calls on roaming with the Vodafone Rs. 496 plan. The company says there is no daily or weekly cap on how many minutes a user can make the calls. This plan competes directly with Jio’s Rs. 459 recharge pack, which has the same benefits but also comes with free SMSes and access to its own apps.
Similarly, the Rs. 177 Vodafone plan comes with 28-day validity, 1GB data per day, and unlimited calls anywhere in the country across networks; all calls remain free here as well. However, the user will not get the free incoming and outgoing roaming call facility with this plan. There is no Jio plan with 28-day validity and 1GB data per day.
Alok Verma, Business Head, Delhi & NCR, Vodafone India, said, “We are pleased to extend world class Vodafone services with a basket of offerings to mobile subscribers in Delhi NCR. The Rs 177 & Rs 496 First Recharges are very attractive offers for pre-paid customers wanting to switch over to Vodafone SuperNet.”
The new Vodafone plans come just a day after the operator launched a Rs. 69 prepaid pack with unlimited local and STD calls to all operators and 500MB data, with 7-day validity.

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