NTT DOCOMO to Discontinue New Subscriptions to 2G mova Service

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TOKYO, JAPAN, August 7, 2008 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will stop accepting applications for its 2G mova™ mobile phone service nationwide on November 30.

The company also announced that it will waive the normal charge of 2,100 yen (including tax) for any mova user who transfers to a FOMA™ subscription beginning August 8.

Given that mova subscribers have been steadily migrating to DOCOMO's popular 3G service, FOMA, the company has decided to eventually discontinue mova and concentrate on FOMA. The timing of the mova service's actual termination will be decided depending on market factors such as how fast mova users continue to migrate to FOMA.

In addition to terminating mova service, DOCOMO will also stop offering the free battery pack by the end of November. Presently, DOCOMO offers a battery pack free of charge to members of DOCOMO Premier Club (DOCOMO's loyalty point program) on the condition that they continue to use mova service for at least two years.

Additionally, DOCOMO will stop accepting applications for its car phones by the end of November.

NTT DOCOMO is the world's leading mobile communications company. DOCOMO serves over 53 million customers, including 45 million people subscribing to FOMA™, launched as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA in 2001. DOCOMO also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by 48 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DOCOMO mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

i-mode, FOMA and mova 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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