TOKYO, JAPAN, July 16, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it will set up temporary 3G FOMA® base stations in Athens, Greece from July 30 to September 30, 2004 enabling FOMA subscribers attending the competition to enjoy the service with the same handsets they are currently using in Japan. DoCoMo expects a heavy influx of Japanese visitors to Athens during this period, providing a superb opportunity for DoCoMo to demonstrate its FOMA service in an international context.
The FOMA base stations set up within the city will be connected to DoCoMo's FOMA network in Japan via a private international line. All FOMA subscribers visiting Athens will be able to use their current FOMA handsets at no extra charge for services such as voice calling, video calling, and i-mode® mobile internet inside the temporarily established service area in the city. All communication charges will be applied as if calls originated from Tokyo and were placed at Japan Standard Time.
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