NTT DoCoMo to Launch Messaging Service

Jun 14, 2005

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries have announced that they will offer a multimedia messaging service between imode users and customers of four operators in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Macao starting from July 1, 2005.

FOMA users will be able to exchange text, images, video, and music while mova users will be able to exchange text, as well as receive, but not send, images and video. Outgoing messages can be converted to MMS format, and incoming messages to imode.

Senders must enter the country code, telephone number, and The charge is 100 yen for a message under 30 KB and 200 yen for a message of 30 KB or more, plus packet charges based on the file size. Recipients only need to pay packet charges.The service will be available with customers of the following operators: Hutchison Telephone Company Limited Hong Kong; Hutchison 3G HK Limited Hong Kong; Singapore Telecom Mobile Pte Ltd Singapore; Hutchison Telephone (Macau) Company; Limited Macao.