Talk:Japanese mobile phone culture

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The article explains nothing about the sub-culture of cell phone users in Japan. Optim 19:45, 29 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Look a lot better now, don't you think so? :) Revth 15:02, 21 May 2004 (UTC)
good job Revth, maybe we should team up sometime, because you had good info but it wasnt NPOV and it needed some checking, I fixed your words, added a picture and stuff. ding dong. Nesnad Nov 7 2004
How much of this is really limited to Japanese culture? I see much of the same here in Europe, except for the icon bits, but I see that pretty much as the expected use of them (and less of a culture-specific thing), if our phones actually supported it.
This seems very outdated, as it is talking about text messaging (SMS). Today everyone is using email on their phones. Also very little information about iMode services, location aware services etc.
Please sign your comments. While I agree that this article needs some updating and it's outdated, it's not for those reasons. Since when are Text Messages outdated? What do you mean by "everyone" using email on their phones? Have you ever been outside your room? I assure you, the vast majority of the world uses SMS, so unless you can find a source that shows that everyone uses email (i.e. you won't), don't say silly things like that. Cancerbero 8 (talk) 05:31, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Delete or edit or something[edit]

Apart from the section "Teenagers and keitai", almost all of this article could apply to anywhere in the industrialised world and not just Japan.--Joe 1987 01:34, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Actually no most teenagers from the industrialised world are also on mobiles in the same way. Mabye this article emphasises the high technology of Japanese phones and their popularity thus. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.134.178.101 (talk) 09:26, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Page for deleteon was created: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Japanese_mobile_phone_culture --Shultc (talk) 17:37, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

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Was this page written by someone that feels so in love with Japa culture that he feels the need to use japanese words instead of standard English words? I'm talking about calling mobile phones keitai all through this. In Britain a lot of people call their mobile phones "moblies", I don't see the page on UK networks full of "moblies". It doesn't matter I guess, not many people will actually look at this page JayKeaton 15:19, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Seriously. Why not just use "cell phone" or "mobile phone" instead of the Japanese word? There are uniquely Japanese objects that have no equivalent in the English speaking world, but a cell phone is not one of them. --Dominic 13:51, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

I agree completely, it's inappropriate for the English site. I just went through and replaced all incidences of the word after the initial paragraph with (varyingly) cellular phone/mobile phone/phone etc. Don't think I missed any. 203.97.214.247 13:31, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Another Facet[edit]

An extremely irritating part of cell phone culture that I've noticed, not just in Japan, but everywhere, is an increasingly large number of people who aren't actually using their cell phones, and just holding them up to their ear, so that people will either think that they're busy, or that they have lots of friends. It is a sad and pathetic facet of cell phone culture, but a very important part of it too, I think. nnythm

12:53, 9 May 2008 (UTC)wow, i totally agree, but ive never seen that. lmao. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.102.205.89 (talk)

--Akhety (talk) 18:41, 11 February 2011 (UTC) I completely disagree. It is insensitive and evidence of ethnocentrism to refuse to use native terms when you are talking about another culture. Keitai really connotes all of those things that mean Japan's cell phone culture. If you used "cell phone," they wouldn't know what you are talking about. "Handheld" would probably be more understandable. I say this as something who speaks Japanese.

Jet planes?[edit]

Can you really buy them on credit in Japan? I have to say I'm genuinely impressed! --WayneMokane 01:58, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Child use[edit]

Is it just in Japan that many children own and use cell phones? NTT DoCoMo is offering "Kodomo Keitai" (lit. Children Cellphone) since 2006 or something (with special features including security and GPS system), while I see no providers in Canada offering their service to children. Maybe that is just in Canada.. do Europe or United States offer services to young people? By the way, I've added percentages of child use (as of May 2008) in the introduction part. I hope to see some reply.. I know it's an unpopular article, with probably no one watching. --staka (TC) 15:47, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

I believe that is common in both the UK and New Zealand as well Eraserhead1 (talk) 12:50, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Add more technical information[edit]

Would it be possible to add more technical information, say whether they are mostly Windows Mobile/Symbian/Something else and maybe talk about how many Japanese use iPhone etc. as they seem to be fairly impressed by it IME. Eraserhead1 (talk) 12:50, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

The Japanese reference[edit]

The reference added in Japanese leads to a "File Not Found" page. I'm new to editing wikipedia, so I'm not entirely sure how to change this. I'm trying to find the true link to the page cited, if it still exists. Also, I'm currently writing a paper on this topic and I'm hoping to add a lot more English language citations. --Akhety (talk) 18:43, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Too much opinion; biased, non-objective nor fact based wording[edit]

"Japan is leading in mobile phone technology. Japan's cell phone always have cool features before we found it. Most cellular phones sold in the last three years have integrated cameras; some more up to date models have high quality digital cameras. Many of the cameras are capable of taking both still and video images. Images can usually be sent to other mobile phones and embedded in messages."

Sources? Also, "before we found it?" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.172.60.74 (talk) 10:24, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Keitai in the Smartphone Era[edit]

I think this article needs to be updated mostly to put it in the past tense. In the pre-iPhone/smartphone era Japan was quite ahead of the rest of the world in terms of mobile phone features and usage, but these days smartphones do pretty much everything the best pre-smartphone keitai did and more. So now in Japan we use iPhone and Android like everybody else.

I'd re-write the article myself, but I'm not sure if that wouldn't be too dramatic a change that people wouldn't object to.

Cjs (talk) 04:55, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Do so. The article is outdated by now (2017). Zezen (talk) 07:09, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

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