It is a fact that mobile phone use is different between Americans and Japanese although many people own mobile phones in both countries. The most significant difference is mobile phone Internet use. This involves people using the Internet via their own mobile phones. This paper will focus attention on some differences of mobile phone Internet use between the U.S. and Japan. Also, this paper will look into the reasons why mobile phone use in the U.S. is different from Japan and discuss whether mobile phone Internet use will be well received in the U.S. By analyzing data closely, this paper will argue that mobile phone Internet use will not become commonplace in the U.S.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Wireless internet--United States; Wireless internet--Japan; Cell phones--United States; Cell phones--Japan; IEEE 802.11 (Standard)

Publication Date


Document Type



Anne Haake

Advisor/Committee Member

Edward Holden

Advisor/Committee Member

Charles Border


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TK5103.4885 .A72 2005


RIT – Main Campus