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SoftBank promises replacement iPhones for earthquake victims

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
News Categories: iPhone

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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has announced via Twitter that the company will be providing free replacement iPhones for users who saw theirs lost or damaged during the recent earthquake and resulting tsunami. According to Engadget, the company will be releasing further details about the offer at a later date. In addition, Son has pledged that all earthquake orphans will receive free phones, along with call costs waived until they reach the age of 18, and, during a recent trip to hard-hit Tamura, said that Softbank will cover a year’s worth of living costs and provide job positions for the 1,200 people being relocated to Takeo, in Saga prefecture.

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1

THAT is a company worth working for. Good for them.

Posted by St. McDuck on March 30, 2011 at 10:28 AM (PDT)

2

That’s what a company NEDS TO DO. Now that looks great for apple to partner with these type of company’s. I hope that these people can still get their iphones again. This is a very big technology country. I can’t wait to see pictures from their iphones of what it looks like there.

Posted by Nathan on March 31, 2011 at 8:20 AM (PDT)

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That’s nice and all…but is their iPhone the most important these people? What about food, shelter, clothing? Perhaps priorities are out of whack worldwide.

Posted by E on March 31, 2011 at 8:21 AM (PDT)

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