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SoftBank suffers server glitch during iPhone 4S launch

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, October 14, 2011
News Categories: iPhone

The iPhone 4S’ launch in Japan was marred by an unfortunate SoftBank server issue. The Wall Street Journal reports that a server glitch led the company to suspend sales nationwide for three full hours—the first three hours of the launch. “I am sorry for the inconvenience. The registration system has been restored,” SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son announced over Twitter at roughly 11:15 am Local Time. The launch also marks the end of iPhone exclusivity for SoftBank, as rival carrier KDDI is also offering the handset, beginning today.

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The outage may have been for 3 hours, but for the rest of the day, the system was VERY slow.  It took about 24 hours to activate the SIM on my 4S on Softbank.

Posted by Yukster on October 16, 2011 at 7:29 PM (PDT)

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