3G FOMA Subscribers Top 10 Million Mark

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TOKYO, JAPAN, February 22, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced that the number of subscribers to DoCoMo's 3G FOMA® service surpassed the 10 million mark yesterday, less than three and a half years since the service's launch on October 1, 2001.

DoCoMo attributes the rapid subscriber growth to its expanding range of 3G handsets, including new 901i FOMA models, and increasing demand for videophone communication. Subscriptions have also been stimulated by the "pake-hodai" flat-rate packet-data payment plan, which offers low-cost access to the extra-rich content of i-mode® 3G services.

FOMA service is currently available in 99.9% of populated areas and all stations of both the Tokyo Metro and Toei subway networks.

In February, the company developed the 700i series of 3G FOMA handsets, which emphasize style and ease of use while possessing all the basic FOMA functions. The company believes the new series will help boost subscriptions further.


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 43 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 and Europe.
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.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.

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