NTT DoCoMo to Launch Flat-Rate Internet Access Service for PHS

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TOKYO, JAPAN, March 6, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it plans to unveil an always-on internet access service, dubbed "@FreeD™", for use with compatible Personal Handyphone System (PHS) terminals from April 1.

The new service, which offers @FreeD subscribers unlimited internet usage, will be available in two packages. Users can pay a flat monthly fee of 4,880 yen or make an advance 48,000-yen payment for a one-year subscription.

In conjunction with the service launch, DoCoMo will also begin marketing new @FreeD compatible card-type PHS terminals, "P-in Free™ 1P" and "P-in Free 1S," from April 1.

As a special offer to new @FreeD users, basic handling charges will be waived, and special discounts on flat monthly fees will be offered between April 1-June 30, 2003. In addition, other discounts and prizes will be offered during this campaign period.

Applications for the new service and compatible terminals will be available at DoCoMo branch offices and DoCoMo shops.

In line with official requirements, DoCoMo today notified the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, and Posts and Telecommunications of new service plans.

For more specifications on @FreeD, please refer to the attachment.

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About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 45 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include , the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 37 million subscribers, and , launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North and South America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North and South America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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