TOKYO, JAPAN, April 27, 2007 ---
DoCoMo, having previously announced in January 2006 that PHS services would be discontinued sometime around October-December 2007, has been contacting current PHS subscribers to inform them of details and related information about the termination and to introduce alternative services, such as DoCoMo's 3G FOMA™, via regular mail and other means. The company is also examining a possible subscriber transition to WILLCOM, Inc., which provides its own PHS services.
As part of the change, DoCoMo is also preparing to launch sometime during or after October 2007 a new flat-rate packet-data service for connecting laptops to the Internet via FOMA phones. The service, which will replace the @FreeD™ flat-rate Internet-access service via PHS, will be a maximum 64Kbps service costing ¥4,200 (tax included) monthly. The service requires a FOMA handset or data card compatible with High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), and separate subscription to an ISP, such as DoCoMo's
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NTT DoCoMois the world's leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves more than 52 million customers, including 35 million people subscribing to FOMA™, launched as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMAin 2001. DoCoMo also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by more than 47 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DoCoMo mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DoCoMois listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.docomo.ne.jp/english.