• Bloomberg


Softbank Corp. said Friday it will offer a new pricing structure that will lead to paying more money for handsets, a day after KDDI Corp. introduced similar plans in response to government guidelines.

From Nov. 12, the company will offer monthly plans priced at ¥850, the industry’s cheapest, and at ¥2,425, for which users must pay handset bills separately, Tokyo-based Softbank said in a statement Friday.

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