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Mobile Phones in Tokyo's Subways | by mikeleeorg
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Mobile Phones in Tokyo's Subways

Text messaging is extremely popular in Tokyo for lots of reasons. First, it's cheaper than making a voice call. If you message someone in the same network, it's totally free.

 

Second, it's considered extremely rude to talk on the phone while in certain public places - like subways. In other places, it's against the law. So people have to resort to text messaging.

 

While waiting for a subway, you'll see legions of people whip out their mobile phones and start text messaging.

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Taken on April 21, 2007