NTT DoCoMo to Launch International Multimedia Messaging Service

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TOKYO, JAPAN, June 13, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will offer a multimedia messaging service (MMS) between i-mode® users and customers of four operators in Hong Kong, Singapore and Macao starting from July 1, 2005.

FOMA® users will be able to exchange text, images, video and music, while mova® users will be able to exchange text, as well as receive, but not send, images and video. Outgoing messages will be converted to MMS format, and incoming messages to i-mode.

Senders must enter the country code, telephone number and The charge is 100 yen for a message under 30 KB and 200 yen for a message of 30 KB or more, plus packet charges based on the file size. Recipients only need to pay packet charges.

The service will be available with customers of the following operators.

Operators Locations
Hutchison Telephone Company Limited Hong Kong
Hutchison 3G HK Limited
Singapore Telecom Mobile Pte Ltd Singapore
Hutchison Telephone (Macau) Company Limited Macao

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 50 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 44 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 and Europe.
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 only available to subscribers in Japan.
mova is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.

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