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A Fear of Reconnecting

Tokyo: New Messages

Travelers arriving home to Japan are often greeted by a backlog of multimedia messages – in this instance 35 spam messages pitching sex industry services. A lack of roaming agreements and interoperability ensure that it is not forwarded to the handset whilst on the road.

In the connecting-de-connecting-re-connecting equation in what contexts does reconnection occur? What technical boundaries – from bandwidth limitations, IP-blocking to interoperability issues affect how that reconnection will occur?