J-Pphone Co., Ltd. announced today that it will enhance its @Sha-mail service on December 2, 2002 to enable Movie Sha-mail users to send video clip files of up to five seconds to non-Movie Sha-mail J-Phone handsets and users of other Japanese mobile carriers.
Available from October 2001, @Sha-mail is a service that lets J-Phone users send pictures to a maximum of 5 recipients including J-Phone users, other Japanese mobile operator subscribers*1 and PC users. No application or monthly fee is required and customers are only billed for communication charges.
Until now, Movie Sha-mails could only be sent to other Movie Sha-mail-enabled handsets and PCs*2. Starting December 2, J-Phone will enhance its Sha-mail service so that video clips taken on Movie Sha-mail handsets*3 can be sent to non-Movie Sha-mail J-Phone handsets and subscribers to other mobile operators using the same method for sending still pictures. To use this new function, customers will only be billed for communication charges and when mail recipients access a link to the images, they will be able to view a simplified video*4.
As the "No. 1" provider of e-mail services and camera phones in Japan, J-Phone will continue to develop advanced mobile products and services to provide even richer communication options to individuals and businesses.
*1 Applies only to internet-enabled mobile handsets. Some internet-enabled handsets may not be compatible.
*2 Office Noa Inc.'s Nancy Player for PC is required for playback on PCs. Audio playback is unavailable.
*3 To use @Sha-mail and send video clip files, a subscription to the J-Sky Packet Pack (300 yen monthly fee) is required.
*4 Display methods differ according to a recipient's handset. Audio playback is unavailable.