DOCOMO to Add Service Option for Flat-rate Data Service
— Maximum charge reduced for use at selected access points —

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TOKYO, JAPAN, November 5, 2009 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that beginning December 1 it will reduce the monthly maximum charge for packet communications with a PC or other device under the Pake-hodai™ double flat-rate data service to 5,985 yen, down from 13,650 yen (both figures include tax), at selected Internet access points.

The revision is for users of DOCOMO phone-tethered external devices such as PCs and handheld gaming consoles at access speeds of up to 128 Kbps (uplinks of 64 Kbps). Other monthly maximum charges for Pake-hodai double will remain unchanged.

The reduced charge will enable users to enjoy carefree use of Pake-hodai double not only for using i-mode™ and i-mode Full Browser, but also for extended online gaming on handheld consoles via mobile phones with Wi-Fi® access point capability and exchanging brief PC e-mails via mobile phones tethered with USB cable, Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi.

On December 1, the DOCOMO website will announce the connection method including specific access point configurations where the service will be available.

Pake-hodai double Charge Structure from December 1
(changes in bold)


From December1

NTT DOCOMO is the world's leading mobile operator and provider of advanced mobile services. The company serves over 55 million customers in Japan, including 48 million using i-mode™ , the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet platform, and 51 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 and Pake-hodai, are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and/or other countries.
FOMA service is only available in Japan.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc.

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