TOKYO, JAPAN, May 8, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will reduce charges for calls made from fixed-line telephones operated by telecommunications carriers, including NTT East Corp. and NTT West Corp., to mobile handsets, effective June 1, 2003.
NTT DoCoMo has been continually striving to maintain low rates for calls made from fixed-lines to mobile phones. The latest reduction will decrease fixed-line to mobile rates to nearly the same level as for calls placed from mobile phones to fixed-lines.
Specifically, charges for calls from fixed-lines to PDC and mobile phones will be cut by as much as 12%. In addition, the rate for calls made from fixed-line videophones to FOMA videophones via 64 kbps circuit-switched wireless transmissions will be lowered by approximately 10%.
In line with official requirements, the companies today notified the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications of the new rate plan.
For more specific call rates, please see the attachment.
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 46 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include , the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 38 million subscribers, and launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North and South America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North and South America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english
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