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03-31-2011, 08:19 AM #21
generous but kind of useless. they just said all the towers were pretty mug destroyed. also they lost their homes who cares about a freaking phone after a relative died?
03-31-2011, 08:33 AM #22
(Just noticed Mrteacup posted pretty much the same thing at the same time... great minds think alike!)
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03-31-2011, 08:36 AM #23
Way to go.
03-31-2011, 08:49 AM #24
wow i'm surprised by the negative responses here - yes, it is true that a cellphone will not replace a nurturing mother and father, but atleast he's doing something. The unfortunate reality is that this is more generosity than we've seen in the US for a while. Our consumer culture obsesses over more more more for me me me. We dont even stop to think and be thankful for all we have
good job softbank
03-31-2011, 08:51 AM #25
That's awesome, setting a great example for others!
03-31-2011, 08:52 AM #26
God bless this people who is helping and the ones helping. This is good stuff sorry to all the kids who lost the parents to all who lost a loved one. real sad. R.I.P each one of then and God BlessInstagram: zplit
03-31-2011, 08:57 AM #27
Has any one thought this is bad idea hey you lost your home all yourbelongings have a iphone great thanks really nice of you can I please ask one other thing can I have a solar power charger for my phone you see I don't have a house so I can't charge it ... Laptop good to so I can jb it and unlock it lol
03-31-2011, 09:00 AM #28
Nice to know that theres still good in the world, hats of to you Mr. SonName? whereswaldo
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03-31-2011, 09:14 AM #29
I wonder how many of those kids asked if they could trade it in on an android. Lol Jk. But I bet apple is pretty happy
03-31-2011, 09:26 AM #30
As for the US............ I think we are generous enough as it is with the rest of the world. Now if the big corporations want to do more, please do. Just as long as it isn't coming out of my pocket considering I have my own future and future of my children to plan for.
03-31-2011, 09:52 AM #31
03-31-2011, 10:06 AM #32
Time and time again, I find myself marveling at the integrity of the Japanese.
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03-31-2011, 10:17 AM #33
I swear reading message board comments let's you know how many pointless human beings there are on this planet.
Some of you should simply be removed from life in general.
The man used HIS resources to help in the way that he can. It's easy to talk **** from the sidelines isn't it?
As far as whether this would happen in the US, we're certainly not short on philanthropy and kindness in the US. Aside from that, WHO GIVES A ****, WHETHER IT WOULD OR WOULDN'T? It happened where it needed to happen in the way that it did.
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03-31-2011, 10:22 AM #34
This is definitely a kind gesture, I hope others in a position like his would do the same. I just hope that it's for the right reasons & not like most "good will" gestures that have an alterior motive. The present/future will produce history, we can some day look back on. Then & only then will u be able to distinguish the good, from the good "P.R!" I've always been taught "ain't nothing free in this world" & "u should be skeptical of any salespersons claims!" Wtvr the reasons, I'd have to "give mad props" to this guy because of his kind gestures in Japans time of need. I could honestly say that if I were a 14 yr. old kid, stuck in a government institution after my parents &/or family was killed in a tsunami, a brand new & free iPhone would greatly lift my spirits! Although it's quite arrogant to think an iPhone could replace ur parents, I don't believe that were his intentions but for myself it would be a great distraction to the reality of the situation. I could only imagine any personal tragedy of my own, on even a scale of 1/10th to what has happened in Japan & if I was without my iPhone it would be even more devastating! My condolences to all the people who've lost loved ones in Japan, kudos to this guy & anyone else who donates time, money or goods without an alterior motive but solely for the good of mankind! Peace & love, peace & love!
03-31-2011, 10:31 AM #35
If the U.S. ever goes completely in the toilet (and it looks like we're headed there)....Japan is the first relocation alternative on my list.
03-31-2011, 10:44 AM #36
Anyone here can be an armchair quarterback with their snide remarks about taste and what he did. The fact remains there are likely a lot of orphans, they will now have phones, and won't have to worry about how they will pay that bill and can focus on using their phone to communicate and find lost family members and friends once the cell towers get repaired.
Regardless of what he did, that is a lot of money to spend and we know the U.S. corporate world is capable of that kind of compassion but likely wouldn't do it.
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03-31-2011, 10:45 AM #37
It's a nice gesture, but I can't help but feel anyone who's getting a free iPhone would probably prefer to get something more practical given their situation, like a small trust fund, or help with housing, clothing, food etc.
I know the SoftBank CEO doesn't mean it this way but it came across to me as if to say here's a free iPhone to replace your parents.
I'm not ragging on the CEO, it's a nice thing he's done, and hell of a lot more than most other people would do.
03-31-2011, 10:48 AM #38
Great gesture, way to go.
03-31-2011, 11:33 AM #39
03-31-2011, 11:36 AM #40
Maybe more kindness will come to those, from others after seeing this.