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 ...

Japan enacts bill aimed at lowering mobile phone fees

Business / Corporate May 10, 2019

Japan enacts bill aimed at lowering mobile phone fees

The Diet enacted a legal revision Friday aimed at lowering mobile phone fees and spurring competition in the country's saturated telecoms market. Amid criticism that Japan's carriers charge too much compared with those in other countries, the bill passed by the Upper House to amend ...