TOKYO, JAPAN, October 25, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that Japanese customers of its 3G FOMA®-based WORLD CALL® service will be able to exchange videophone calls with users of compatible 3G / W-CDMA services offered by Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) beginning November 2, 2004.
Users will simply dial 009130-010-65 and the local mobile number to place a videophone call to Singapore. The cost of a videophone call will be 54 yen per 10 seconds (324 yen per minute) to destinations.
SingTel is currently offering 3G services on a trial basis, so DoCoMo customers initially will be able to place videophone calls to SingTel users participating in the trial.
FOMA customers in Japan can already place videophone calls to customers of Hutchison 3G UK in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. DoCoMo will continue to expand its WORLD CALL videophone service by leveraging W-CDMA technology, an international standard for 3G mobile telecommunications.
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 48 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode®, which provides e-mail and Internet access to over 42 million subscribers as the world's most popular mobile Internet service, 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
FOMA, and i-mode are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan.
World Call is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.