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When I upgraded and wanted the discount I first had to pay 10,000 for a contract alteration fee, then start over with all the offers etc. It worked out cheaper than just getting the phone outright.


You need to look at if the 2835 yen pcm is discounted off your monthly bill, or if only part of it is. If your discount for the phone is less than the cost of the alteration of your contract in order to get said discount, then just get the phone. Unless you want to change your data tariff too, that is, in which case you'll need to discuss it with them anyway.

In all honesty, they only really tell you what you are paying for when you're sitting down and signing up with the pen in your hand, the sneaky buggers.

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My 2 years is also up which means so are the discounts I had until now. So it's all by the catalogue now.... just need to know whether I can get that discount on the hardware by paying over 2 years.

I really would like to avoid the shop. They annoy me. Well apart from the Docomo ladies. :evilgrin:
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They very purposefully make it all very difficult to understand.

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They all need to be is censed and apologise issue.
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View Postgrungy-gonads, on 10 September 2014 - 04:40 PM, said:

I have a question.

OK so I am going to get a dekai iphone 6, and stay with au, the complete bastards.

But I can't work out how much worse off I'd be if I got a sim free.. rather than buy through au.

Looking at the au site now, for example I can get a iphone 5s for 68,040 yen (2835 yen x 24 months).
Or is it 24,850 yen over 24 months with effectvely 1800 yen off per month.
It's unclear if that is if I join up for a new data plan or not. Is that waribiki available for current customers just moving to the new phone? Or would I effectively be pying 68040 for the phone over 24 months?

Can someone clear that one up for me. My head is confused.


What you want to do is change sets, kishu henkan, so you will get the waribiki. With a 5s its only slightly smaller than the discount for new customers and ones coming from another carrier.

If au applies something like the prices on the Apple Japan site, the 6 is 10,000 more than the 5s, and the big 6 10,000 on again. At present, kishu henkan to a 5s, or a 5c if colour is more important than performance, is 135 yen a month for 24 months for the 16GB after the waribiki. So the big six will be that plus 20,000 total, plus a bit more for being new, so I'd guess 2500 a month. A second hand au iPhone 5 that's paid off will be worth a fair bit though if your phone is in good nick. Maybe 20000, so that could really ease the pain. Ask at Sofmap, Dospara etc.
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Thanks.
So a kishu henkan gets me that discount then... that is good.
That makes a fair bit of difference...
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Apparently you can unlock a Japanese Iphone with a card sold by a company called Gevey. Once unlocked you can change providers to a sim only company.
A quick look at kakaku.com suggests 1GB a month is under 2000 yen with calls. Apparently you can keep your existing phone number, though they lock you in for a year.
My missus iphone 5 is paid off soon, so I might get her to get a 6 (might as well to get the discount), swipe her 5, and go onto a biglobe sim myself.
Biglobe uses Docomo's network so coverage should be good. Getting a signal is the biggest worry around here.
Most of my calls are to my missus, so we can just do Line or something to keep that free.
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Glaring problem here: Android.
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Early morning hilarity!

Thank you.

Though, at the expense of grungy, who must be quite gutted right now.

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I think the discount does apply there gg.
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Yes, I am quite hurt indeed.

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GoNative's never-ending natural flair for wit though makes up for it all.
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I never quite get the instant fanboy stuff though. If I liked Android, would I be an Android fanboy. Can't I just like and enjoy something. Actually, they're not really questions.

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View Postgrungy-gonads, on 11 September 2014 - 07:47 AM, said:

GoNative's never-ending natural flair for wit though makes up for it all.
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Yes, he's a jolly amusing chap isn't he.
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View PostGo Native, on 11 September 2014 - 06:56 AM, said:

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The best thing about that is that Apple has always said you don't need a big screen or proper multitasking or customization or the other things. They always said not having such things was better. Just like the PowerPC chips were better than Intel's.

Just for the absurd way phones are sold in Japan, I think my missus could change phones on au from her Iphone 5 to an Iphone 5C (pointless, because it's exactly the same thing with a different colour case) for 135 yen a month for two years, about 3200 total. I guess this would cost au 20,000 yen plus. However, if we don't do it, au won't give us any discount for saving them 20,000 yen. The pricing system is designed for people who chuck their phone away every two years.

A little more searching suggests U mobile will give you a 3GB a month SIM and a regular phone number for 2170 a month on Docomo's network, LTE included. A SIM free Iphone is okay, so that's what I think I'll do. With 3GB I could even let my kids watch youtube.
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But isn't Apple the most amazing company ever, producing the most innovative and incredible products to ever be released into this world?

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I really don't know. Can't say that I rate 'companies' in such a way.
Do you?

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View Postgrungy-gonads, on 11 September 2014 - 07:02 AM, said:

Glaring problem here: Android.


What was this rating then?

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A rating of Android.
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u-mobile thing is interesting...... service same quality/level as docomo?







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