TOKYO, JAPAN, January 31, 2006 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that beginning March 1 they will increase the number of billing plans that can be combined with unlimited 3G FOMA® i-mode® packet communications for a flat monthly "Pake-Houdai" rate of 4,095 yen (including tax).
At present, flat-rate packet communications charges are available only for FOMA billing plans starting from the Type M Plan at 6,930 yen (including tax). Under the new scheme, however, all new FOMA billing plans introduced from November 1, 2005 will offer the option of unlimited i-mode packet communications for a flat monthly rate. Plans introduced prior to November 1, 2005, the FOMA Plan 39, FOMA Plan 49, Limit Plus, and non i-mode data communications billing plans (FOMA Data Plan and FOMA Ubiquitous Plan) may not be combined with "Pake-Houdai."
The Pake-Houdai rate was introduced on June 1, 2004, and is being used by approximately 4.45 million FOMA subscribers in Japan as of the end of December 2005.
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.