Procedures for Switching from Another Carrier to DOCOMO with Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

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  • Contract handling fee
    ¥3,300 (incl. tax)

    * The contract handling fee is not applied when using the docomo Online Shop.

If you are considering switching from another carrier to DOCOMO, this page shows the procedure for a new application with Mobile Number Portability (MNP).
You can keep using the same phone number you used with another carrier with DOCOMO.

For customers aged 80 or older who are considering switching from another carrier to DOCOMO with Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

We ask that customers aged 80 or older be accompanied by family members when they visit.
If you visit a docomo Shop alone to switch carriers, the shop may contact a family member by phone. For this reason, please be sure to inform your family member of the time of your visit in advance. If you do not want us to contact your family by phone, visit a shop after first consulting with your family.

Procedures

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STEP 1 STEP 2

STEP 1 Acquire MNP reservation number

Apply to your current carrier for MNP. You will receive a MNP reservation number.
Valid period for MNP reservation number is 15 days including the day of reservation.
Applications for MNP can be made by contacting the carriers as noted below.

MNP reservation contacts

MNP reservation contacts
  By phone By carrier website (mobile phone version)
au
Okinawa
Cellular
0077-75470
(9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Keitai (24 hours a day)
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Smartphone/PC (24 hours a day)
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  • Operation procedures are in Japanese.
UQ mobile 0120-929-818
(9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Smartphone/PC (9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
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  • Operation procedures are in Japanese.
povo Smartphone/PC (24 hours a day)
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  • Operation procedures are in Japanese.
Softbank *5533 from a SoftBank mobile phone or
0800-100-5533
from landline phones etc.
(9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Keitai (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
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Smartphone/PC (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
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  • Operation procedures are in Japanese.
Y!mobile 151 or 0570-039-151 from landline phones etc. (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Smartphone (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
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PC (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
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  • Not available from PHS and some smartphones.
    Check the applicable models from the Y!mobile website.
  • Operation procedures are in Japanese.
LINEMO Smartphone (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
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  • Operation procedures are in Japanese.
Rakuten Mobile 050-5434-4653
(9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
my Rakuten Mobile (24 hours a day)
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  • Operation procedures are in Japanese.

(As of June, 2021)

  • Phone numbers may change. Please inquire with the individual carrier for details.

STEP 2 Apply for new subscription

Bring your MNP reservation number to a DOCOMO dealer and apply for a new subscription using MNP.

  • Due to circumstances with the system that links the different companies involved, applications are generally only accepted between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Please inquire with your local shop for more details.
  • You cannot make MNP procedures if you use services such as mobile satellite phone or data-communications-only services.
  • This application can also be submitted at the docomo Online Shop. When submitting an application at the docomo Online Shop, your MNP reservation number must be valid for at least 10 days.

Use docomo Shop Appointment

You are required to make a shop appointment to perform procedures at a docomo Shop.
If you visit a shop without an appointment, you may be asked to return with an appointment for another day.

docomo Shop Appointment (in Japanese only)

  • Hours available for appointment differ by shop and date.

Online procedure

Application can be submitted at the docomo Online Shop.

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  • When submitting an application at the docomo Online Shop, your MNP reservation number must be valid for at least 10 days.

Upon Applying

  • In the case of making a new subscription under a personal name, the application must be made by the subscriber. An application made by a representative (except family member of the subscriber) will not be accepted.
  • For an application made by a family member of the subscriber, a letter of attorney, document verifying the identity of the family member of the subscriber, and document proving that the person applying is a family member of the subscriber (Family Register [Koseki Tohon] or Certificate of Residence (Juminhyo) without Individual Number (social security and tax number) printed on it, etc.) are required in addition to an identification document of the subscriber. When other than a Japanese driver's license, an Individual Number Card (My Number Card), a government-issued identification booklet for the physically challenged (Shintai Shogaisha Techo), a government-issued welfare booklet for the mentally ill (Seishin Shogaisha Hoken Fukushi Techo [Shogaisha Techo]), or a government-issued identification booklet for the mentally challenged (Ryoiku Techo) is used as the identification document of the member of the subscriber's family, an additional document is required.

Items Required

MNP reservation number

  • Bring your MNP reservation number you received when you applied for MNP.
  • Valid period for MNP reservation number is 15 days including the day of reservation.

Identification document of the subscriber

If you have a Japanese driver's license or Individual Number Card (My Number Card), bring it with you.

  • Only a document showing your current address.
  • A photocopy is not acceptable.

Identification documents of the user (if the subscriber and user are different people)

  • Only a document verifying the full name and date of birth of the user.
  • A photocopy is acceptable.

Requirements for procedures to pay your monthly bill

  • Bring credit card or bank card, bankbook plus seal under the name of the subscriber.

Charges

  • Contract handling fee of ¥3,300 (incl. tax) (This will be included in your bill the following month along with usage charges.)
  • Payment for handset, accessories, etc.
  • The contract handling fee is not applied when using the docomo Online Shop.
  • If you will use DOCOMO installment payments, check About Purchasing in Installments.
  • Holders of a d ACCOUNT (no mobile phone) under their personal name may use their accumulated points for purchasing a new device, etc. by requesting at the time of subscribing.

Notes

  • Before changing your subscription to DOCOMO using Mobile/PHS Number Portability (MNP), you need to apply for an MNP reservation at your current carrier. Unless you have already canceled your subscription, your subscription with your current carrier will be terminated once you complete the subscription process with DOCOMO.
  • If you are subscribed to a billing plan with a fixed period subscription or a usage length-based discount service, a cancellation fee may be incurred depending on the date of cancellation.
  • Generally, the subscriber for the new DOCOMO subscription must be the same as the subscriber for the current carrier subscription when using MNP. When applying for a new subscription with DOCOMO, your identity will be verified with your current carrier.
  • If any information on the MNP application is falsified, you may be required to forfeit your current telephone number.
  • Information related to use of MNP may be verified and disclosed between your current carrier and DOCOMO.
  • New DOCOMO subscribers using a phone number issued by another carrier* through MNP will not be able to use services which include the following:
    • Receiving 106 calls (collect calls)
    • Receiving calls from public phones on trains
  • A phone number issued by another carrier refers to a phone number that was assigned to a carrier other than DOCOMO by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
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