NTT DoCoMo Introduces First FOMA 3G Handset for International Roaming

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TOKYO, JAPAN, December 16, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today the N900iG, the first FOMA® 3G handset for fully functional mobile communications in approximately 115 countries/regions. The handset goes on sale December 25, 2004.

N900iG users who want to use the handset abroad must subscribe to DoCoMo's WORLD WING® 3G roaming service for i-mode® packet communications, videophone, SMS (short messaging service) and voice calls in other countries/regions.

The handset can be used in the following countries/regions, where DoCoMo has concluded roaming agreements with local operators who provide mobile communication services over GSM/GPRS and/or W-CDMA 3G networks (as of December 25, 2004):

Service Service area
Voice calls 115 countries/regions
i-mode packet communications
(GPRS or W-CDMA networks)
26 countries/regions (U.S. mainland, Hawaii, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Macao, Australia, UK, Italia, Austria, Holland, Canary Islands, Greece, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Vatican, Bermuda, France, Monaco, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands)
Videophone calls
(W-CDMA networks)
Hong Kong and UK
SMS
(GSM, GPRS or W-CDMA networks)
112 countries/regions

Communications charges
1) Charges per packet
  Group A Group B
Minimum 50 yen for up to 50 packets 100 yen for up to 100 packets
Volume-based charges 50 packets or more:
0.2 yen / packet
100 packets or more:
0.2 yen / packet

Group A operators

Operator

Service Area

Cingular (former AT&T Wireless)

U.S. mainland, Hawaii, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Orange Switzerland

Switzerland

TelefonicaMobiles

Spain, CanneryIslands

Hutchison 3G UK

UK

Hutchison 3G HK/Hutchison

Hong Kong

Chunghwa

Taiwan

SingTel Mobile

Singapore

AIS

Thailand

Smart

Philippine

Hutchison Macau

Macau

KPN

Holland

T-mobile

Germany

Orange France

France, Monaco


Group B operators

Operator

Service Area

T-MobileUK

UK

Optus

Australia

TIM

Italy, San Marino, Vatican

Wind

Italy, San Marino, Vatican

Cosmote

Greece

T-Mobile Austria

Austria

Turkcell

Turkey


2) Videophone communications charges

Charges will vary according to the user's subscription plan.
WORLD WING

 

Operator

Placed Calls
(yen/minute)

Received Calls
(yen/minute)

Within operator's country

To Japan

To other countries

International transfer

Received

Hong Kong

Hutchison 3G UK

100 yen

380 yen

380 yen

200 yen

100 yen

UK

Hutchison 3G UK

280 yen

480 yen

480 yen

330 yen

0 yen


WORLD WALKER®

 

Operator

Placed Calls
(yen/minute)

Received Calls
(yen/minute)

Within operator's country

To Japan

To other countries

International transfer

Received

Hong Kong

Hutchison 3G UK

110 yen

418 yen

418 yen

220 yen

110 yen

UK

Hutchison 3G UK

308 yen

528 yen

528 yen

363 yen

0 yen


3) SMS Service
Same charges, regardless of country or operator

Sending

Receiving

100 yen

0 yen

Note: Monthly limits are set on international roaming service charges. If total usage exceeds this charge limit, international roaming services are discontinued to the phone until the beginning of the next month.

Main Features and Specifications of FOMA N900iG
  • Compatible with both GSM and 3G W-CDMA networks for voice, video calling and SMS in approximately 115 countries and regions
  • The first FOMA handset for i-mode international roaming. Users can send and receive i-mode mail under the same address they use in Japan and check i-mode websites even in foreign countries.
  • The handset searches automatically for 3G or GSM networks. The user can manually set the phone to either 3G fixed or GSM fixed stand-by mode.
  • International dialing assist automatically dials the destination country code if the user selects a foreign number from the phone book.
  • Deco-mail™, Large volume i-appli® and Chara-den™ services are still available when users are overseas.

The new handset will be available at all DoCoMo sales channels from December 25, 2004. The price will be open (unfixed). The handset will come with a standard kit that includes a battery pack, desktop holder and AC adapter. Purchased separately, the battery pack costs 2,205 yen, the AC adapter (usable worldwide) costs 1,365 yen, and the desktop holder 1,050 yen (all prices include tax). The prices are for the Kanto-Koshinetsu area only, and may be changed in other locations by any of DoCoMo's eight regional subsidiaries.

Main Specifications

Height x width x thickness (folded)

103 x 50 x 28 mm

Weight

Approx. 132 grams

3G network

Continuous Stand-by Time

Approx. 150 hours (static)
Approx. 110 hours (dynamic)

Continuous Talk Time

Approx. 105 minutes

Continuous Video Calling

Approx. 70 minutes

GSM network

Continuous Stand-by Time

Approx. 110 hours

 

Continuous Talk Time

Approx. 120 minutes

Main LCD

Approx. 2.2 inches
(240 x 320 dots)
65,536 colors: transparent QVGA TFT

Sub LCD

Approx. 1.0 inches
(120 x 90 dots)
65,536 colors: semi-transparent TFT

External Memory Device

miniSD™ Memory Card (optional)

Cameras

Outer: v Maicovicon™ Camera
Effective resolution: 1.24 mega pixels
Recorded resolution: 1.23 mega pixels
Inner: CMOS camera
Effective resolution: 100,000 pixels
Recorded resolution: 100,000 pixels

Color

Ocean Blue

v Maicovicon is a trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
miniSD is the trademark of the SD Association.
Dynamic stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is in transit and remains closed within an area where reception is normal.
Static stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is motionless.


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.

i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
i-appli, Deco-mail, and Chara-den are registered trademarks or trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
WORLD WALKER and WORLD WING are registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.

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