Importing Mobile Equipment in Japan

Both NTT Docomo and Softbank operate on the 2100 Mhz W-CDMA band which is compatible with most of the global 3G network providers around the world so now, most 3G hardware available on the open market is technically able to work in Japan. I say technically because there are still quite a few safeguards put in place by Japanese carriers to prevent both exporting and importing.

Nice short guide to the limitations on mobile in Japan.

Importing Mobile Equipment in Japan

Chad on Chappers’ Premier League Podcasts E39 – 4th May 2010

My question made the end of this week’s Chapper’s Premier League Podcast (iTunes link). I was surprised to hear it broadcast!

For the record, this is the full email I sent in:


Will you be narrating the audiobook version of “Heroes, Hairbands and
Hissy Fits” (assuming there will be one)?

With anticipation,

(A Canadian Spurs supporter living in Japan)

PS. Roy, with Pompey being docked points, will this season have the
widest point spread from the top of the table to the bottom in Premier
League history?

My thoughts are that in future pub quizzes many will (mistakenly) think that this year, being the first when a side was docked 9 points for going into administration, will have the widest point spread. I, too, suspect differently, and look forward to Roy’s answer next week.