Tokyo Subways to Get Softbank Service Between Stations

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  1. Karen

    KarenKaren is a Verified Member Mistress of the Night

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    Is this a curse or a blessing? :confused:

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/...to-enable-texting-net-access-on-subway-trains
     
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    WwandererWwanderer is a Verified Member Kids, don't try this at home!

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    Some of each, I'd guess.

    -Ww
     
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    God, I can see it now, more people yapping away on their phones like they do on the JR lines. It's usually not a Japanese person doing it, but other foreigner types.

    Although there was a bit of a brawl on the Sobu line a few months back between some Japanese men arguing about talking on the phone while on the train.

    I don't mind having the service for mail/texting, it's always a race to get a message sent before the train gets out of the station. The iPhone can be slow in getting a new signal and sending before the signal is gone again.

    Enjoy the peace and quiet while it lasts, I guess.
     
  4. Mark.B

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    Holy shit... no kidding?

    I hope this really happens, I get so sick of playing the mail sending game when a train arrives at the station.

    Write Mail between stations...
    Get to next station, wait for signal...
    Press send vigorously...
    Gamble if the mail-send will complete before train gets too far...
    Either die inside a little or scream with a joy of success!

    Hehehe...
     
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    Although there was a bit of a brawl on the Sobu line a few months back between some Japanese men arguing about talking on the phone while on the train.
     
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    Yeah, the nice thing about Japan is that talking on the phone in trains is considered very rude and people will call you out on it.
     
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