- More Affordable Plans for Existing Per-Packet Rates
TOKYO, JAPAN, March 24, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced that they will offer unlimited access to the 3G FOMA® i-mode® mobile internet service and
Applications for the plan, dubbed pake-hodai, will be accepted beginning May 20, 2004. An i-mode subscription (150 yen per month) is also required.
The flat-rate plan will be available to users of all 3G FOMA handset models. Network congestion may affect transmission speeds for flat-rate users.
The rate does not cover other packet communications, such as browsing the web via devices connected to a DoCoMo 3G handset. Discount plans for basic monthly charges and voice communications (family, one year, and two-month carry over discount plans) will apply.
Also, effective May 1, 2004, DoCoMo will revise three FOMA Packet Pack plans by introducing more affordable plans (up to 50% discounts) for existing per-packet rates. The allowances purchased with the packs cover charges for all packet communications, as shown in the chart. Plan 39 and 49 subscribers can also take advantage of the newly revised plans.
The allowances can also be used for a variety of non-packet communications charges, including voice.
By revising these various packet communications charges, DoCoMo expects to enhance i-mode's usefulness for business and personal use.
|Current||Planned Revision||Discount||Rate (yen)|
|Packet Pack 20:
Charge/Allowance 2,000 yen
|Packet Pack 10:
Charge/Allowance 1,000 yen
|- 50 %||0.1 / packet|
|Packet Pack 40:
Charge/Allowance 4,000 yen
|Packet Pack 30:
Charge/Allowance 3,000 yen
|- 25 %||0.05 / packet|
|Packet Pack 80:
Charge/Allowance: 8,000 yen
|Packet Pack 60:
Charge/Allowance 6,000 yen
|- 25 %||0.02 / packet|
Please see the attachment for general details of the five FOMA basic monthly plans.
|Billing plan||Monthly charge||Communications allowance|
|Plan 39||3,900 yen||750 yen|
|Plan 49||4,900 yen||2,050 yen|
|Plan 67||6,700 yen||4,050 yen|
|Plan 100||10,000 yen||7,350 yen|
|Plan 150||15,000 yen||11,650 yen|
About NTT DoCoMo
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NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan.