NTT DoCoMo to Add Australia to FOMA Videophone Service

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TOKYO, JAPAN, December 14, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that the Japanese customers of its 3G FOMA®-based WORLD CALL® service will be able to exchange videophone calls with users of compatible 3G / W-CDMA services in Australia offered by Hutchison 3G Australia beginning December 21, 2004.

Users will simply dial 009130-010-country code and the local mobile number to place a videophone call. The call between Japan and Singapore or Australia will cost 54 yen per 10 seconds (324 yen per minute).

FOMA customers in Japan can already place videophone calls to customers of DoCoMo's partner companies in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.

DoCoMo today also announced that it has partnered with Singapore's StarHub in videophone services, enabling FOMA users to exchange videophone calls with StarHub customers in addition to SingTel users in Singapore.

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 49 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode®, which provides e-mail and Internet access to over 42 million subscribers as the world's most popular mobile internet service, 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

FOMA, and i-mode 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.

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