Apple's 11 series handsets go on sale in iPhone-loving Japan

Business / Tech Sep 20, 2019

Apple's 11 series handsets go on sale in iPhone-loving Japan

Apple Inc. launched its iPhone 11 series in Japan on Friday amid increased competition from other major smartphone manufacturers, including those from China and South Korea. Japan is one of the most important markets for Apple. Its iPhone models were the best-selling handsets in the ...

NTT Docomo to scrap early termination fees for some users

Business Sep 17, 2019

NTT Docomo to scrap early termination fees for some users

Mobile phone carrier NTT Docomo Inc. said Tuesday that it will eliminate penalty fees for early termination of two-year contracts for certain users. Subscribers who pay their mobile phone fees with the carrier's "d card" credit card will be eligible for the free termination, while ...

NTT Docomo reopens reservations for Huawei smartphones

Business / Tech Aug 21, 2019

NTT Docomo reopens reservations for Huawei smartphones

Mobile phone carrier NTT Docomo Inc. on Wednesday restarted accepting orders for a new smartphone model made by Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co. Docomo had previously started accepting orders for new smartphone model the P30 Pro HW-02L in May but later suspended the ...

Business Aug 6, 2019

NTT Docomo, KDDI log lower profits in April-June

Major mobile phone carriers NTT Docomo Inc. and KDDI Corp. saw their consolidated net profits drop in April-June while rival SoftBank Corp.'s net profit rose in the fiscal first quarter. Docomo's net profit fell 11.9 percent from a year before to ¥192.3 billion, squeezed by ...

Japan plans to cut mobile phone contract penalties to ¥1,000

Business Jun 11, 2019

Japan plans to cut mobile phone contract penalties to ¥1,000

The government plans to impose new regulations on mobile phone operators to cut cancellation penalties by about 90 percent to ¥1,000 ($9) or less to make it easier for users to switch mobile carriers and spur competition, officials said Tuesday. The move is expected to ...