TOKYO, JAPAN, March 6, 2006 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Credit Saison Co., Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and UC Card Co., Ltd. today announced a joint agreement to promote DoCoMo's iD™ credit card brand.
Under the agreement, Credit Saison will give their credit card owners the option of making payments via iD. Mizuho Bank will also give the same option to the holders of Mizuho Mileage Club Card, an ATM card with credit card functions issued by Credit Saison.
UC Card will work to expand acceptance of the iD brand at its participating shops nationwide.
The new cards are expected to be available sometime in fiscal 2006.
The companies hope by working together to provide a greater variety of services to benefit their customers.
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
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.
iD is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.