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DOCOMO Adds “docomo Wi-Fi” to Prepaid SIM Service for Travelers to Japan

October 9, 2018

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 9, 2018--NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) announced today that it has added Wi-Fi ® functionality to its Japan Welcome SIM TM prepaid SIM card service to provide travelers to Japan with fast and easy access to “docomo Wi-Fi” hotspots nationwide without any complicated set-up.

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Service Scheme (Graphic: Business Wire)

The new Japan Welcome SIM & Wi-Fi TM service provides access to docomo Wi-Fi secure public wireless LAN hotspots across Japan, including sightseeing spots, train stations, airports and cafes.

Despite improvements to Japan’s public wireless LAN in the lead-up to 2020, a survey conducted by the Japan Tourism Agency found that the biggest complaint inbound travelers have when using Wi-Fi is the cumbersome authentication process. DOCOMO’s authenticated SIM, however, overcomes this by seamlessly switching between the DOCOMO mobile network and docomo Wi-Fi hotspots.

In conjunction with the service enhancement, DOCOMO will begin offering “Plan XL”, a 2 GB plan catering to customers seeking extra data and higher speeds, on October 9. The first 999 customers to apply can purchase the plan for just 1,944 yen, down from 3,024 yen (must be purchased during promotion period using coupon code; please see https://wow-j.com/en/feature/jwsim/cp1/ ).

Additionally, DOCOMO will extend its SIM card service by 5 days to 20 days in total for a limited time (promotion end date will be posted on website 150 days prior to final day).

In the lead-up to 2020, DOCOMO will continue supporting inbound tourism with communication services, AI-supported, useful tourism information and convenient mobile translation services, aiming to enhance the convenience and enjoyment of visiting Japan.

Outline of Japan Welcome SIM & Wi-Fi

About NTT DOCOMO NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s leading mobile operator with over 76 million subscriptions, is one of the world’s foremost contributors to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies. Beyond core communications services, DOCOMO is challenging new frontiers in collaboration with a growing number of entities (”+d” partners), creating exciting and convenient value-added services that change the way people live and work. Under a medium-term plan toward 2020 and beyond, DOCOMO is pioneering a leading-edge 5G network to facilitate innovative services that will amaze and inspire customers beyond their expectations. DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (9437). www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english.

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CONTACT: For further information, please contact:

NTT DOCOMO

Mr. Michael Bristow or Ms. Saori Yoshimatsu

Public Relations Department

Tel: +81-3-5156-1366

Fax: +81-3-5501-3408

Website:www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english

KEYWORD: ASIA PACIFIC JAPAN

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRANSPORT AIR RAIL TRAVEL DESTINATIONS OTHER TRAVEL RESTAURANT/BAR MOBILE/WIRELESS RETAIL

SOURCE: NTT DOCOMO, INC.

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