Over 1 Million i-mode FeliCa Handsets Sold

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Tokyo, Japan, December 15, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that sales of i-mode FeliCa smart-card handsets exceeded one million units yesterday, some five months since the service's introduction on July 10, 2004. The service has grown faster than the i-mode® service, which took five and a half months to reach one million subscribers after its launch on February 22, 1999.

Currently, there are five FeliCa smart-card handsets, namely, 2G mova® P506iC, mova SH506iC, mova SO506iC, 3G FOMA® F900iC and FOMA SH901iC. Customers can use their i-mode FeliCa handsets as e-money, tickets, membership cards, point service cards and other services at about 13,000 shops and 2,700 vending machines.

DoCoMo's i-mode FeliCa service combines two advanced platforms: DoCoMo's i-mode mobile Internet service for data communication on the go and Sony's FeliCa smart card platform for rapid, secure data transmission. The handset is a powerful, multifunctional tool combining mobile communications with other diverse functions, ranging from financial transactions to keys for opening electronic locks.


About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 49 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, i-mode and mova 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.
FeliCa is a contactless IC chip technology developed by Sony Corporation.
FeliCa is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.

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