Tokyo Telecommunication Network Co. (TTNet) applied to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to cut its long-distance telephone service rates on Friday.

In the application, the carrier plans to charge 63 yen per three minutes for weekday daytime (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) calls over more than 100 km, down 12.5 percent from the current 72 yen. At night (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.), TTNet plans to charge 54 yen for three minutes over more than 170 km; it currently charges 63 yen.

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