NTT DoCoMo to Launch Revolutionary Mobile Wallet Service Useable with New i-mode Smart-Card Handsets

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TOKYO, JAPAN, June 16, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today announced the July 2004 launch of the i-mode® FeliCa® Service for mobile wallet applications, which will be used in combination with the company's first four i-mode smart-card handsets—three 2G mova® 506iC series handsets and the 3G FOMA® F900iC handset—which also will be launched in early July.

DoCoMo's revolutionary new service and smart-card handsets can be used for a variety of unprecedented functions, including train pass, debit card (electronic money), credit card and personal identification card, applications previously possible only with IC-equipped cards.

The handsets are equipped, for example, to use Sony's Edy e-money system for purchases at 9,000 participating shops in Japan. Current balances and payment records can be viewed using the handsets.

Initially, 39 mobile service providers will offer m-wallet functions via the i-mode FeliCa Service. Customers will go to the providers' websites and download i-appli™ applications to use these functions with their DoCoMo i-mode smart-card handsets.

DoCoMo previewed the i-mode FeliCa Service for six months beginning last December using mobile phones equipped with Sony Corporation's FeliCa smart card technology.

The new i-mode FeliCa Service and i-mode smart-card handsets are among the latest examples of how DoCoMo is expanding the scope of wireless culture, turning i-mode mobile phones into multifunctional tools for everyday life.

For more details about the new 506iC-series and F900iC-model handsets, please see the attachment.

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About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, with more than 48 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include i-mode®, the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 41 million subscribers, and FOMA®, 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 America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North 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

i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
mova and i-appli are registered trademarks or trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
FeliCa is a contactless IC chip technology developed by Sony Corporation.
FeliCa is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
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Memory Stick Duo is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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