Friday, March 25, 2011

CEO of softbank: Lending mobile phones free of charge to kids who lost their parents in the disaster

The chairman and CEO of Softbank, one of the biggest mobile phone companies in Japan, Masayoshi Son unveiled his plan to lend children who lost their parents due to the earthquake and tsunami mobile phones free of charge and not to charge for telecommunications fee until they turn 18 years old.  He also told reporters that the company has lent volunteers who have rushed to the disaster-stricken area more than 20,000 mobile phones so far at no charge as well.  (summary of the article by Mainichi Shimbun, March 22, 2011)

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