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(keitai-l) Re: DoCoMo to offer flat rate data plan from March

From: Chris Houser <houser_at_kinjo-u.ac.jp>
Date: 02/01/07
Message-ID: <6ca63eda0701311938w77a13b25t4e361ec3f7031025_at_mail.gmail.com>
How is this different from the current packet-hodai plans?
I thought that for many months now we could buy unlimited imode for 4000y/month.
Do the new plans just replicate that imode pricing for moperaU?

The new data communication card sounds like a step backward from
mopera's _at_freed, which offered the same flat-rate 64 kbps, with a
strong signal, fast proxy servers, and a low-power compact-flash card
- for a mere 4000/month.

On 2/1/07, Greg Conquest (home) <conquest_at_spamcop.net> wrote:
> TOKYO, JAPAN, January 31, 2007 -- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight
> regional subsidiaries announced today they will offer the new flat-rate
> data communications billing plans "Pake-hodai full" and "Biz-hodai".
>
> Beginning March 1, Pake-hodai full will enable FOMA i-mode subscribers
> with full-browser handsets to view not only i-mode but also PC websites
> and videos in Windows Media format (compatible with P903iX HIGH-SPEED)
> for a flat monthly rate of 5,985 yen (including tax). Applications will
> be accepted from February 21. The billing plan will be applicable for 15
> FOMA handsets already on the market, and for seven others to be marketed
> soon.
>
> Starting some time after April 1, Biz-hodai will offer flat-rate packet
> communications for non-i-mode FOMA handsets M1000 and hTc Z at a monthly
> rate of 5,985 yen (including tax). This new plan will be available for
> subscribers to the U Standard Plan and U Lite Plan of the mopera U service.
>
> The new flat-rate billing plans will not be applicable for data
> communications using PCs or PDAs, or for use outside Japan
> .
> In addition, DoCoMo plans to introduce a FOMA 64kbps data-card flat-rate
> packet billing plan this autumn to replace _at_FreeD, a flat-rate plan for
> Internet access via the PHS service, which will be discontinued at the
> end of this year.
Received on Thu Feb 1 05:38:18 2007