Ryota Takeda, Minister for Internal Affairs and CommunicationsIs by Softbank and au (KDDI)New rate planHe criticized the announcement from the sub-brand instead of the main brand as “sheep dogmeat” and “no meaning at all”. However, the statement is inconsistent with the policy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
The new rate plans are “sheep dogmeat,” “too unfriendly,” and “totally meaningless.”
Ryota Takeda, Minister for Internal Affairs and CommunicationsWas announced by Softbank and KDDI at a press conference on November 20th.New rate planHowever, when asked by the press for their views on the fact that users are calling for support from the main brand due to the sub-brands Y! Mobile and UQ mobile, respectively, while occasionally strengthening their vocabulary, about 4 I talked for a minute.
Minister Takeda said that the announcement of a cheap plan after the announcement of the “action plan” was “certainly more options”, but the main brand used by many people is a new plan. It is said that it is a “problem” that has not been announced.
About the new rate plan“Sheep head dog meat”I don’t know if the word is appropriate, but I preface it with the attitude of creating a new plan and leaving it to the user.“Isn’t it too unfriendly?”Especially for the elderly, “you should think of a more understandable and polite way.”“It makes no sense if a plan that is cheap only in shape is prepared.”I criticize it with a strong tone.
Also demands user efforts
Minister Takeda said that in order for everyone to enjoy the benefits of the price reduction, the cooperation of the mobile operator is necessary, and while requesting the response of the mobile communication carrier, the user is also reconsidering the actual situation of his mobile phone. , Consultation with the business operator, etc.The view that users need to make efforts to reduce their mobile phone charges.Was shown.
In addition, we are continuously monitoring whether the burden on mobile phone charges of the people is actually reduced, and if the burden is not substantially reduced, we are preparing to create an “action plan” that goes one step further. He also said that he is willing to make further system changes.
What is an “action plan”?
The “action plan” that Minister Takeda repeatedly mentioned at the press conference is an abbreviation for the “action plan for creating a fair competitive environment for the mobile market” released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on October 27.
The plan promotes competition among mobile phone carriers by making it easier for users to switch mobile phone carriers by making MNP transfer fees free in principle, promoting the spread of eSIM, and forwarding services for carrier mail, and as a result, mobile phones. The goal is to reduce telephone charges.
At the time of the announcement of the plan, Minister Takeda also showed a strong stance to reflect the compliance status of mobile phone operators in the radio wave allocation that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has authority over.
At the same time, Minister Takeda also said that the amount of price reduction should be decided by the competition of business operators and not by the government.
Contradiction between what the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is aiming for and what Minister Takeda said
When I heard Minister Takeda’s remarks based on the purpose of the “Action Plan” of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications,Notice that there is a contradiction between the two。
If the mobile phone company that I have a contract with now cuts the price, I’m glad that I can save the troublesome transfer to another company.User’s honest intentionis.
However, as Minister Takeda says, if the carrier currently using it reduces the fee, there will be no users who bother to switch to other companies without the high cash back as it was a few years ago, and the liquidity of users will be lost. The “fair competition” that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications aims for will not be realized.
Click here for a video of Minister Takeda talking passionately
You can watch the video below released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to see Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda enthusiastically speaking about mobile phone charges.
Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
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