NTT DoCoMo to Launch 3G Roaming-In Service for Visitors to Japan

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TOKYO, JAPAN, April 28, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will launch an international roaming-in service to enable mobile subscribers of DoCoMo's 21 international partners in 19 countries and territories to use DoCoMo's 3G FOMA® network while in Japan. The service starts May 1, 2004.

By using 3G roaming-in service compatible handsets that will be provided by DoCoMo, subscribers will be able to make and receive calls using their regular local number. Phones will be available at DoCoMo World Counters in Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport. The cost of rental will be 735 Japanese yen (tax included) per day. Charges for international calls from Japan will be set by each international partner.

The roaming-in service will offer voice communication and videophone calls at the time of launch, and DoCoMo plans to add SMS and packet data transmission services later. Overseas operators taking part in this service will also be added.

DoCoMo already offers the WORLD WING™ international roaming-out service to enable Japan-based FOMA subscribers to use their regular FOMA mobile phone numbers when they travel abroad. Five new countries and territories will be added on May 1, 2004, bringing the total to 104 countries and territories (123 mobile carriers).

Fore more details, please refer to the attachment.

International Roaming-In Handset
  Motorola A835
Size x width x thickness Approx. 137 x 55.6 x 26.5 mm
Weight Approx. 168 g
Static stand-by time* Approx. 300 hours
Dynamic stand-by time** Approx. 200 hours
Continuous talk time Approx. 130 minutes
Continuous video calling Approx. 80 minutes
Color Grey
Main display Approx. 2.2 inches (176 x 220 dots)
TFT 65,536 colors
Camera (outer and inner) CMOS
Effective resolution: 330,000 pixels
Recorded resolution: 310,000 pixels
* Dynamic stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is in transit and remains closed within an area where reception is normal
** Static stand-by time: An estimate of continuous stand-by time when the terminal is motionless.
All figures subject to change without notice.

Rental Desks at DoCoMo World Counters
Location Operating hours
Narita International Airport Terminal One (5th fl.) 8:30-19:30 daily
Narita International Airport Terminal Two (B1 fl.) 7:00-21:00 daily
Kansai International Airport (1st fl.) 7:30-20:30 daily

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 48 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include i-mode®, the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 41 million subscribers, and FOMA®, 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 America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.
NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan.
WORLD WING is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.

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