|DOCOMO to Offer Flat-rate Data Billing for Smartphones and Tablet PCs|
Posted: 28-Jan-2011 [Source: NTT DoCoMo]
[Two-tiered flat-rate data offerings announced by NTT DoCoMo lets users pay as they go or pay a flat-rate monthly charge.]
Tokyo -- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will introduce simple, economical flat-rate data billing for smartphones and tablet PCs, and also a similar billing system for data-only devices, starting on March 15.
Both offerings will give customers a choice between two-tiered or full flat-rate billing to suit their data-usage habits. The two-tiered option lets users pay as they go for moderate data usage up to a set limit, or pay a flat-rate monthly charge of 5,985 yen (including tax) if they exceed the set limit. Under the full flat-rate option, the monthly charge is 5,460 yen (including tax) regardless of data volume.
As a special offer, DOCOMO customers who purchase selected smartphones or tablet PCs and subscribe to one of the flat-rate billing options will receive discounts on their monthly charges for up to 24 months. Also, students and their families who purchase DOCOMO smartphones and choose to use the flat-rate data billing for smartphones will receive additional discounts of 525 yen (including tax) on their monthly charges for up to 37 months.
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