I got this from my favorite "Gaijin" Rights activist in Japan! Subject: NTT DoCoMo and its misguided "foreigner tariff" Hello all. Just something I finished typing up--a website on NTT DoCoMo's new policy of forcing foreigners to pay 30,000 yen deposits on cellphones. debito.org .... the community for more on this. I would post the whole email but ... I'm not sure how Debito would say. In my honest opinion NTT is way worse than M$ and is the Devil of Asia. Now, I have one more reason to hate this company :angryfire I don't have to pay this fee since 1.) I use direct debit and 2.) I have permanent residency but still this is whole hearted BullSheet. Hmmm ... with iMode starting up in Europe ... will non-residents have to go through the same thing?