TOKYO, JAPAN, January 31, 2006 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they aim to terminate Personal Handyphone System (PHS) mobile phone service during the third quarter (October-December) of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2008. DoCoMo will announce the specific date for termination of the service after monitoring PHS usage trends of existing customers.
DoCoMo will continue to contact current PHS subscribers to remind them of the termination plan and to encourage them to switch to an alternative service, such as DoCoMo's 3G FOMA®. Details of the termination and related information will be mailed to PHS subscribers and made available at DoCoMo retail channels such as the company's affiliated stores, DoCoMo Shops.
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 50 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 45 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, North America
and Asia, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific
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.