TOKYO, JAPAN, October 28, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that it will begin the Fami-wari Wide™ discount plan for children through junior high school age and seniors from age 60 from Thursday, December 1, 2005 and start accepting applications the same day.
The new plan applies to customers using either a 2G mova® or 3G FOMA® phone under the Ichinen Discount™ plan for contacts at least one year long. When used in combination with a Family Discount™ plan, children and seniors pay a basic monthly fee of just 1,575 yen (tax included). Without the Family Discount plan, users pay a basic monthly fee of 2,362 yen (tax included). Voice calls will cost 26.25 yen per 30 seconds under the plan (tax included).
Any users qualified for Hearty Discount may also use Fami-wari Wide. The Fami-wari Wide discount only applies to one phone per subscriber.
Fami-wari Wide users will continue to enjoy Family Discount benefits such as a 30 percent discount on calls between family members, a 10 percent discount on calls to a designated landline phone and free i-mode® mail with other family members.
The Fami-wari Wide plan can also be used in combination with the FOMA Packet Pack™ Discount, Yu Yu Call® Discount, e-billing™ Discount, Option Pack™ Discount and Kake-Hodai™.
DoCoMo hopes this new discount plan will provide an incentive for children and seniors to acquire mobile phones. Applications will be accepted by all DoCoMo Shops and DoCoMo Information Centers.
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 45 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, North America
and Asia, 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 www.docomo.ne.jp/english
i-mode, FOMA, Fami-wari Wide, Ichinen Discount, Family Discount, FOMA Packet Pack, Yu Yu Call, e-billing, Option Pack and Kake-Hodai 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.