Rakuten Mobile (楽 天 モ バ イ ル) hosted an event to mark the iPhone launch on the morning of April 30. CEO and Chairman Hiroshi Mikitani, talents Reina Triendl and Harry Sugiyama made this big appearance at the event. It’s the start of sales of the iPhone series from around 8 a.m. on April 30 at the Roppongi store (六 本 木 Entrée) which opens that day.
Early on, Mikitani said, “Rakuten Mobile is trying to make expensive Japanese mobile phone services cheaper and more convenient in the context of the world’s first fully virtualized network and Rakuten Group services this year. The motto is “Democratization of Cell Phones”. The number of subscribers has exceeded 4 million (cumulative number of applications according to Rakuten Mobile’s public relations) and continues to grow.
He said: “Finally, the iPhone can be officially released. I will do my best to give you a better smartphone life.
Hiroshi Mikitani, President of the event, said, “Rakuten Mobile is used by a lot of people, but a lot of people have asked me if I have an iPhone. “” Now more people will be using Rakuten Mobile. I want you to do it, ”he said with deep emotion when he started selling his own iPhone.
Talent Reina Triendl and Harry Sugiyama also showed up on site to celebrate the release of the iPhone with a groundbreaking 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 iPhone since 2010. He said he was an exceptionally familiar person.
The new purple color of the iPhone 12/12 mini is also on sale
The iPhones sold by Rakuten Mobile are the four models of the iPhone 12 series and iPhone SE (second generation), and the cost of sale is expressed as “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, etc. will also be accessible.
Rakuten Mobile is running an “iPhone Launch Campaign”, and if you apply for Rakuten UN-LIMIT VI for the first time and buy an iPhone together, you will get up to 20,000 yen in Rakuten Super Points.
In the Rakuten Mobile Roppongi store there will be a campaign where you can get a tote bag on a first come, first served basis when you buy an iPhone.
Notwithstanding models sold by Rakuten Mobile, carrier configuration files are distributed on iPhone 6s with iOS 14.4 or later, and features like Earthquake Early Warning, which were not supported until present, can be used.
In addition, the APN setting will be automatic, and the iPhone 12 series will support automatic switching between Rakuten line and partner line, which will make the iPhone easier to use when it comes to features.
The Rakuten Mobile Roppongi store is regularly open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., however, due to the state of emergency, the opening date is April 30 (Friday) to May 11 (Tuesday) 2021. Please note that the store will close at 8:00 p.m.
The moment you purchase the target iPhone from the Rakuten Mobile Roppongi store, there will be a campaign where you will get a limited tote bag at the Roppongi store as a commemorative novelty on a first come, first served basis.
The target iPhones are as follows.
- iPhone12 Pro
- iPhone12 Pro Max
- iPhone12 mini
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
The giveaway will end when it is out of stock.
Additionally, Rakuten Mobile is running a campaign in which up to 20,000 points can be returned by purchasing an iPhone.