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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Smartphone Free Lending Experiment to Foreign Tourists by Kanagawa prefecture.


Mood:  cool
Topic: Gadgets

Smartphone Free Lending Experiment to Foreign Tourists by Kanagawa prefecture.

 

Everyone knows that the Olympic and Paralympics will be held in Tokyo in two years. Kanagawa Prefecture has decided to conduct an experiment trial to lend a smartphone free of charge for foreign tourists to provide fulfilling information and to enjoy traveling in Kanagawa. This is the project with Handy Japan, a private company, that handles the scheme to lend Kanagawa Prefecture and smartphone free of charge.

Hnady Japan is the company to do the business to support free rental smart phones for the guest of hotels, Sheraton Hotels, Prince hotels, Mercure Hotels etc,..

In the demonstration experiment, 50 smartphones per day are lent out for free to foreign tourists at five tourist information centers in Yokohama City, Kamakura City and Hakone Town. Smartphones are compatible with over 10 languages ​​such as English and Chinese, and you can browse the Kanagawa-ken's homepage and get sightseeing information for foreigners. The Kanagawa Prefectural Tourism Bureau collects the GPS data of the rented smartphone, examines where the foreigner who used it visited, etc., finds the popular tourist spots, and wants to reflect it in future sightseeing measures about Kanagawa-ken. Governor Kuroiwa in Kanagawa prefecture said, "Japan has poor Wi-Fi environment and I am expecting to resolve the dissatisfaction, I want to expand to all prefectures as soon as possible". Demonstration experiments are held from the middle of February to the end of March, and Kanagawa prefecture is considering full-scale introduction after April based on the results

Free calls and free communication costs are isupplied, so why not to rent it?





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Posted by kanaday at 8:59 PM JST
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