TOKYO, Aug 5, 2008 --- SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative: Masayoshi Son; hereinafter ‘SBM’) announces that in order to make Apple's iPhone™ 3G, which has been very well received since its launch on July 11th, available to an even larger public it will revise the ‘Packet Flat-rate Full’. The revision will add two ceilings to the ‘Packet Flat-rate Full’ fixed charge (1,695 yen - 5,985 yen), which will vary according to usage. The revised plan will be applied from the usage of August 2008 on. After this revision one can enjoy iPhone 3G, from minimum 2,990 yen a month.
|Before revision||Packet Flat-rate Full fixed charge||5,985 yen / month|
|After revision||Packet Flat-rate Full fixed charge||1,695 yen - 5,985 yen / month
* Packet communication charges 0.084 yen / packet
|Before revision||After revision|
|White Plan (i) basic monthly charge||980 yen||980 yen|
|Packet Flat-rate Full fixed charge||5,985 yen||1,695 yen|
|S! Basic Pack (i)||315 yen||315 yen|
|Total||7,280 yen||2,990 yen|
This revision for 2,990 yen - 7,280 yen a month, iPhone 3G users can enjoy unlimited domestic voice calls between 1:00 and 21:00 to SoftBank handsets, 24 hours free sending/receiving of mail to all operators, unlimited use of packet communication such as web browsing and video services and map services as much as they like on iPhone 3G.
Moreover, in answer to customer feedback such as ‘I want an iPhone 3G but cannot find it in stores’ and ‘I would like it to be more available’ SBM will start accepting iPhone 3G reservations from August 6, 2008 10:00 AM (in the stores that offer it) in order to ensure that customers can purchase it.