Rakuten Mobile (楽天モバイル) held an event to recognize the launch of the iPhone on the morning of April 30th. CEO and Chairman Hiroshi Mikitani, talents Reina Triendl and Harry Sugiyama made that big appearance at the event. This is the beginning of iPhone series sales from around 8 am on April 30th at the Roppongi store (六本木店) that opens on that day.
Toward the start, Mr. Mikitani said, “Rakuten Mobile is trying to make expensive Japanese mobile phone services cheaper and more convenient in the background of the world’s first fully virtualized network and Rakuten Group services this year. The motto is “Democratization of mobile phones.” The number of subscribers has exceeded 4 million (accumulated number of applications according to Rakuten Mobile’s public relations) and is growing steadily.”
He said, “Finally, the iPhone can be officially released. I will do my best to provide you with a better smartphone life.”
Hiroshi Mikitani, chairman of the event, said, “Rakuten Mobile is used by many people, but many people asked me if I had an iPhone.” “From now on, more people will use Rakuten Mobile. I want you to do it,” he said with deep emotion when he began selling his own iPhone.
Talents Reina Triendl and Harry Sugiyama additionally showed up at the venue to celebrate the release of the iPhone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Reina Triendl, who took the stage as a guest, said, “The iPhone is always with me and knows everything about me.” “I can’t think of a life without an iPhone.” Harry Sugiyama has been using the iPhone since 2010. He said that he was an exceptionally familiar person.
The new color purple of iPhone 12 / 12 mini is also on sale
The iPhones sold by Rakuten Mobile are the four models of the iPhone 12 series and the iPhone SE (second generation), and the selling cost is expressed to be “the cheapest among the four carriers.”
Notwithstanding the new color “Purple” for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini released on April 30, AirTag, AirTag accessories, AirPods Pro, and so forth will likewise be accessible.
Rakuten Mobile is running an “iPhone launch campaign”, and on the off chance that you apply for Rakuten UN-LIMIT VI for the first time and buy an iPhone together, you will get up to 20,000 yen worth of Rakuten Super Points.
At Rakuten Mobile Roppongi store, a campaign will be held where you can get a tote bag on a first-come, first-served basis when you buy an iPhone.
Notwithstanding the models sold by Rakuten Mobile, carrier setting files are distributed to iPhone 6s with iOS 14.4 or later, and functions like Earthquake Early Warning, which were not supported until now, can be used.
What’s more, the APN setting will be automatic, and the iPhone 12 series will support automatic switching between the Rakuten line and partner line, making the iPhone simpler to use as far as functionality.
The Rakuten Mobile Roppongi store is regularly open from 10:00 to 23:00, however, because of the issuance of a state of emergency, the opening date is from April 30th (Friday) to May 11th (Tuesday), 2021. Kindly note that the store will close at 20:00.
At the point when you buy the target iPhone at Rakuten Mobile Roppongi store, a campaign will be held where you will get a tote bag limited to the Roppongi store as a commemorative novelty on a first-come, first-served basis.
The target iPhones are as per the following.
- iPhone12 Pro
- iPhone12 Pro Max
- iPhone12 mini
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
The gift will end when it is out of stock.
Also, Rakuten Mobile is directing a campaign in which up to 20,000 points can be returned by buying an iPhone.