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DOCOMO to Provide Prepaid SIM Cards at Tokyo 2020 World Press Briefing

Sep 04

DOCOMO to Provide Prepaid SIM Cards at Tokyo 2020 World Press Briefing

(AETOS Wire) -- NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) announced today that it will offer Japan Welcome SIMTM cards—prepaid SIM cards for overseas visitors to Japan—to all press and media representatives attending the World Press Briefing1 of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, which will take place in Tokyo from September 4 to 7.

As a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner for telecommunications services, DOCOMO is currently considering the provision of various Games-related information services to overseas visitors to Japan who use DOCOMO prepaid SIM cards during the Tokyo 2020 Games.

In advance of the Games, DOCOMO will provide Japan Welcome SIM cards to attendees at the forthcoming World Press Briefing in order to obtain feedback on service quality and functionality, with the aim of improving these prior to actual launch.

In 2020, DOCOMO is considering offering the service via its free-of-charge “Plan 0” subscription, which will carry commercials but will offer overseas visitors free 4G access throughout Japan; users will be required to use their phones to check information and for various other functions during the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Going forward, DOCOMO aims to continue leveraging advanced technologies to offer a variety of network services and support to overseas visitors to Japan.

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World Press Briefing (WPB) is an event that provides an opportunity for the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to share information on progress in preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games with both international and domestic journalists and photographers.

“Japan Welcome SIM” is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Outline of Japan Welcome SIM

Japan Welcome SIM is a prepaid SIM service providing visitors to Japan with data access on NTT DOCOMO’s network.

1. Pricing

Plan

Plan 0

Plan S

Plan M

Plan L

Prepaid SIM (tax incl.)

¥0

¥1,080

¥1,836

¥2,376

Basic charge

Free of charge if
mission completed

¥1,080

High speed data

-

¥756

¥1,296

High speed data allowance

100 MB +

0 MB

600 MB

1.2 GB

Service period

15 days from activation

128 Kbps data comm.

Unlimited

Recharge

Data rewards

Recharge data allowance by viewing advertising videos, answering questionnaires, etc., as follows:

e.g. view advertising video: 10 MB + / answer questionnaire: 10 MB +/
install application: 50 MB + / viewing advertorial: 10 MB +

purchase

100 MB (¥216) / 500 MB (¥756) / 1 GB (¥1,296)

2. Service specifications

Application

Japan Welcome SIM website

(URL: https://docomo.prepaid-sim.jp/lp/index.html)

Eligible users

Foreign visitors in Japan aged 20 or above

Language (dedicated website)

English / Chinese (traditional, simplified) / Korean / Japanese

SIM card pickup locations

See the following sites;
Plan S, M, L (URL: https://docomo.prepaid-sim.jp/sim/place)
Plan 0 (URL: https://docomo.prepaid-sim.jp/lp/plan0area/index.html)

SIM card type

Multi-cut SIM (normal/ micro/ nano)

Service area

DOCOMO’s 4G/LTE and 3G network area

Network speed

High speed: download at max. 788 Mbps, upload at max. 50 Mbps1

128 Kbps comm.: download at max. 128 Kbps, upload at max. 128 Kbps

Applicable devices

SIM lock-free device or other devices which meet the following criteria;

・Devices used with a SIM card under contract with a DOCOMO roaming partners in user’s own country, or certified with conformance to Japan’s technical standards

・Devices which support any of the following spectrums;

4G/LTE: Band 1 / 3 / 19 / 21 / 28

FOMATM (3G): Band I / VI / XIX

Payment method

Credit card

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Limited to certain areas of Japan. The above-mentioned network speed is the maximum specified in the technical standard, not the actual speed. Service is provided a best-effort basis, with actual network speed being subject to the network environment and traffic conditions. The maximum speed also varies depending on device used.

“FOMA” is trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC.

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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