Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Japan Communications’ data services launch on DoCoMo network - Japan

Japan Communications will introduce its data communication service "Doccica" using NTT DoCoMo’s 3G network "Foma", combined with public wireless LAN access points. To be launched by the end of March, subscribers will be able to use the service at a charge of JPY 10 (USD 0.1) per minute. Users will have to purchase a USB device for JPY 14,800 (USD 150.1), including a commission fee of JPY 5,000 (USD 50.70) for the first 500 minutes. The time-based fee is applicable on the Foma network and users can pay extra charges online to stay connected to the service.

The service also allows subscribers to roam on other public wireless LAN services, such as Hot Spot, BB Mobile Point, Airport-Net and FreeSpot. To use this service, users will have to pay JPY 300 (USD 3.04) for 30 minutes of usage per day.