TOKYO, JAPAN, May 2, 2007 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced that subscribers to DoCoMo's flat-rate data communication billing plans "pake-hodai" and "pake-hodai full" surpassed the 10 million mark on May 1, 2007.
The pake-hodai plan, launched on June 1, 2004, allows 3G FOMA™ i-mode™ subscribers unlimited viewing of i-mode content for a flat monthly subscription fee of 4,095 yen (including tax). The plan has attracted great popularity by freeing users from concerns about data charges when enjoying data-intensive services; these include "Mega i-appli™" applications as large as 1MB, "Deco-mail™" for embedding e-mails with high-resolution icons, and video clips.
The pake-hodai full plan, introduced on March 1, 2007, enables FOMA i-mode subscribers with full-browser handsets to view not only i-mode sites but also browse PC websites for a flat monthly subscription fee of 5,985 yen (including tax).
Neither flat-rate billing plan will apply to data communications using devices, such as PCs, nor are they for use outside Japan.
DoCoMo expects that subscribers to pake-hodai and pake-hodai full will continue to increase, attracted by innovative services such as the "Uta-hodai" service that allows users to download full-track music from i-mode content providers for a flat monthly subscription fee via new 904i Series FOMA handsets, which will go on sale soon.
- About NTT DoCoMo
- NTT DoCoMo is 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-CDMA in 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 DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more, visit www.docomo.ne.jp/english.
i-mode, FOMA, i-appli and Deco-mail 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.