Japanese Phones Picking Up South Korean Networks
Published on: 7th Apr 2008
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Mobile phone users in parts of Southern Japan have found themselves being charged for phone calls being made in South Korea Residents in Tsushima in Japan s Nagasaki Prefecture which is just 53km from the South Korean mainland are getting the problems reports the news site J Cast
The problem is affecting DoCoMo subscribers who have international roaming enabled. According to the report, the mobile phones receive radio waves sent from a base station in Korea and are automatically switched into international call mode. A spokesman for NTT DoCoMo said 38 models have the problem and asked users to operate their cell phones manually to prevent an automatic switch.
A Korean TV show once showed Korean phones making calls from the Japanese Prefecture while still connected to a Korean network.
The problem could be politically sensitive as well - as there are territorial disputes between the two countries over several small islands which lie between the two countries.