DOCOMO to Terminate mova and DoPa 2G Services

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TOKYO, JAPAN, January 30, 2009 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today it will discontinue its 2G mova™ service (including car phone and Pre-Call™ prepaid services), which began in March 1993, as well as its 2G DoPa™ packet communication service, which began in March 1997, at the end of March 2012. Associated services and related billing plans will also be terminated at the same time.

DOCOMO will contact mova and DoPa customers directly via postal mail, mobile mail and docomo shops to inform them of the discontinuations and to introduce alternative FOMA 3G services.

For mova customers who wish to shift to FOMA, the company has launched a campaign offering discounts on the cost of purchasing a 3G handset and the waiving of any related administrative fees. DoPa Single customers making the transition to FOMA will receive cash back and will not be charged any administrative fees.

As DOCOMO 2G customers shift to FOMA 3G services, the company will remain committed to providing them with the very best mobile service, safety and security.

(Attachment) 2G mova, DoPa, Associated Services and Billing Plans to be Terminated

NTT DOCOMO is the world's leading mobile operator and provider of advanced mobile services. The company serves over 54 million customers in Japan, including 48 million using i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet platform, and 47 million using FOMA™, the world's original 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. As a leader in the development of cutting-edge mobile technologies, DOCOMO is continually expanding the role of mobile phones as versatile and highly personalized "lifestyle tools" for everyday life, including with a wide range of innovative services for mobile payments, GPS, mobile TV, multimedia content and much more. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

FOMA, i-mode, mova, Pre-Call and DoPa are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and other countries.
FOMA service is only available in Japan.

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