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AIR-EDGE is a data transmission service offered by SoftBank that uses packet technology.
Using AIR-EDGE at Asahi Net
Any of Asahi Net's Courses (with the exception of the Dial-up Course K Plans) offer a number of dial-up hours that can be used for connection to the AIR-EDGE access point. Alternatively, should you apply for Asahi Net's AIR-EDGE Option, unlimited AIR-EDGE connection is possible with any Asahi Net Course, even the Dial-up Course K Plans.
Use the B Plan or S Plan on any Asahi Net Course
With the B Plan and S Plan on any Asahi Net Course, unlimited connection to the AIR-EDGE access point is possible.
Check your Asahi Net Course and Plan here:
Apply for the AIR-EDGE Option
By applying for the AIR-EDGE Option you give yourself unlimited connection to the AIR-EDGE access point, regardless of which Asahi Net Course/Plan you use. If using the Dial-up Course K Plan, you must apply for this AIR-EDGE Option to get unlimited AIR-EDGE connection.
Use this page to apply for the AIR-EDGE Option:
Examples of Plans for use with AIR-EDGE
If you only want unlimited AIR-EDGE connection
Use the Dial-up Course K1 Plan 300 yen + the 500 yen AIR-EDGE Option: total 800 yen .
If you want FLET'S ADSL at home and AIR-EDGE outside the home
Use the FLET'S ADSL Course M Plan 700 yen + the 500 yen AIR-EDGE Option: total 1,200 yen .
If you want dial-up at home and AIR-EDGE outside the home
Use the Dial-up Course S Plan 1,950 yen .
How to cancel The AIR-EDGE Option
Use this page to cancel the AIR-EDGE Option.
(*2) 1x packet format offers speeds of up to 32kbps.
(*3) 2x packet format offers speeds of up to 64kbps. Please confirm how to do this via SoftBank's homepage.
(*4) 8x packet format offers communication through 8 channels. Speeds of up to 256Kbps are offered.
Important notes about using AIR-EDGE
When using an AIR-EDGE compatible device it is still possible to make a connection to SoftBank's PIAFS access points made available for their PHS users. However if you mistakenly do so, you risk being billed exceptionally high communication charges by SoftBank. In other words, when using an AIR-EDGE device, make sure that your computers settings allow for connections ONLY to the AIR-EDGE service.
If using an AIR-EDGE phone, even if you don't connect to an AIR-EDGE access point or our All Japan PIAFS access point you will be able to use Asahi Net's email service and view Web pages. For more information, please refer to the documentation you received with the AIR-EDGE phone, or contact SoftBank.
When connecting to the Internet with a connection service not offered by Asahi Net, it is possible for some of Asahi Net's services to be unavailable. Your understanding is appreciated.
The A&B discount
Asahi Net is participating in SoftBank's AIR-EDGE A&B discount. The discount is open to those who are using both a broadband service and SoftBank's AIR-EDGE service; a 15% discount (at time of writing) on SoftBank's monthly AIR-EDGE charge is available.
For more information, see SoftBank's Japanese page:
SoftBank's AIR-EDGE Charges
SoftBank's charges for their AIR-EDGE service are independent of Asahi Net's charges; so you will need to pay both charges.
※All charges shown exclude tax.