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Japan players try cheaper plans in response to govt call

Wednesday 3 February 2016 | 15:41 CET | News
Japan's top three mobile service providers will start offering monthly smartphone plans under JPY 5,000 (USD 42) from the spring, in response to a call by the government for budget-minded plans in December, Asahi Shimbun reported. The new plans by NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank will reduce monthly rates for individual and family subscribers by JPY 1000 or more from their current cheapest plans. None of the carriers have however introduced plans as inexpensive as those offered by budget smartphone companies. All have left intact their relatively expensive regular charge structures.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: au / KDDI Corporation UK / NTT DoCoMo / Softbank
Countries: Japan
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