November 25, 2013
DOCOMO to Launch One-day International Data Service
TOKYO, JAPAN, November 25, 2013 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today that it will offer a one-day (24-hour) flat-rate data communications billing plan for customers traveling overseas beginning December 2.
The service, called "Global 1 day Pake," will vary in cost (980 yen, 1,280 yen or 1,580 yen) depending on the country or region of use. For example, the cost will be 980 yen for South Korea, 1,280 yen for UK and 1,580 yen for the US mainland and Hawaii.
The flat rate will apply to the 24-hour period that begins once the customer activates the service. Activation simply requires tapping a button on a dedicated app, or dialing a dedicated number. At the end of the 24-hour period, the packet communication feature in the user's mobile device will automatically turn off to avoid unintended data usage, providing peace of mind to users concerned about using roaming services overseas.
Customers can apply for the service at DOCOMO's sales channels, including docomo shops and docomo information centers.
Customers of DOCOMO's existing international flat-rate data service, Global Pake-hodai, can flexibly use this service or the new service depending on their handset or other conditions.
DOCOMO also plans to introduce a roaming service for LTE-based packet communication services outside of Japan by the end of March 2014.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 61 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ for more information.