Free WiMax service for a limited time in Japan
The sun is definitely shining with a beautiful glow in the land of the rising sun. It’s only going to get brighter and more cheery for some thanks to the Japanese telco company UQ Communications. They are going to stir up some joy because they are offering free WiMax service until June to anyone that subscribes to their service between now and February 15 within Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kawasaki. The only catch is that customers will need to sign up for a monthly plan of 4480 yen (a little over $50) in order to qualify to receive the service for free until June. They'll also need to purchase the USB or PCMCIA Wimax card in order to connect. That’s not bad at all when you think about the $60 per month rate some of our domestic carriers charge for mobile broadband service. It would be even better if U.S. carriers follow suit and offer 4G services at a great deal like what UQ Communications is doing.