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KDDI to introduce fixed-rate plan for international calls

JIJI

Major telecommunications carrier KDDI Corp. said Thursday it will introduce a fixed-rate plan for international telephone calls in March.

Under the plan, KDDI, which operates the “au” mobile service, will allow subscribers to make up to 50 international calls for up to 15 minutes in duration every month for a monthly fee of ¥980 or ¥1,480, depending on a subscriber’s data communications plan.

The plan covers calls to 23 regions, including the United States, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil and Britain.

The new plan will be available to subscribers who use fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) handsets and join fixed-rate plans for domestic calls and data use.

KDDI said the new plan was good for foreign residents in Japan and Japanese families with members studying or working abroad.