NTT DoCoMo to Offer Discount Billing Plan for Disabled

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TOKYO, JAPAN, May 8, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will introduce a new mobile phone billing plan available for people with disabilities. The new plan, dubbed "Hearty Discount," will offer customers 50% off monthly and optional service fees. The plan will be available from September 1, 2003.

Mobile phones have become an inevitable tool for everyday life. Introduction of the Hearty Discount plan is part of DoCoMo's ongoing efforts to ensure that its mobile products and services are accessible to all customers, including people with disabilities. Development of simple-to-operate mobile phones, issuance of invoices in Braille and establishment of DoCoMo shops with easy accessibility are just some of the other barrier-free measures the company has implemented.

DoCoMo will begin accepting applications at all sales channels from August 21.

In line with official requirements, DoCoMo today notified the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications of the new billing plan.

For more details about the Hearty Discount plan and eligibility, please refer to the attachment.

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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

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