NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today unveiled new discounts on two-year billing plans for families and individuals, offering substantial reductions on basic monthly charges from the first year and rising to as much as 50% in later years.
The new "Fami-wari MAX" plan will enable each subscriber in a family to receive the discount rate of the longest-subscribing family member, or a maximum of 50% for subscribers who have been with DoCoMo for at least 11 years.
Applicants must subscribe to the Family Discount billing plan, which currently accounts for more than 70% of DoCoMo's total subscribers.
DoCoMo also announced that subscribers not using a Family Discount billing plan will be eligible for the same level of savings under the newly announced "Hitoridemo Discount" billing plan. Compared to the New Ichinen Discount, subscribers in their 11th year or later will see their discount double to 50%.
Fami-wari MAX and Hitoridemo Discount applications will be accepted from August 22. Fami-wari MAX discounts will begin on September 1, and users will receive discounts from the first day of the month following application. Hitoridemo Discount users will begin receiving discounts immediately after application.
Cancellation during the two-year contract will incur a fee of 9,975 yen. Neither discount is applicable to corporate subscriber contracts. The new discounts may be not used in combination with Ichinen Discount, New Ichinen Discount nor Hearty Discount, and Fami-wari MAX may not be used in combination with Family Wide nor Family Wide Limit.