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Japan Communications to Offer SIM Card for iPhone 4

Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Japan Communications Inc. will offer a subscriber identity module, or SIM card, for Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4, company officials said at a briefing today.

To use the cards, subscribers would have to purchase their iPhones online because Softbank Corp., Japan’s exclusive supplier of the iPhone, prevents consumers from using the device on networks of rivals, including NTT DoCoMo Inc.

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To contact the reporter on this story: Pavel Alpeyev in Tokyo at palpeyev@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steven McPherson at smcpherson@bloomberg.net

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