IPhone 5 Speed Drives Softbank to $2.3 Billion EAccess Deal

IPhone 5 Speed Drives Softbank to $2.3 Billion EAccess Deal

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Softbank has lured subscribers as the country’s first carrier to offer Apple’s iPhone and iPad, closing the gap in user numbers with NTT DoCoMo Inc. , the largest carrier, and KDDI Corp., the No. 2 provider. The iPhone 5 went on sale Sept. 21.