TOKYO, Japan, September 19, 2012 — Rakuten EMOBILE, Inc. (“Rakuten EMOBILE,” President and CEO: Kenichiro Nakajima, Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) has announced the launch of “Rakuten Super WiFi,” a mobile data communication service compatible with LTE (Long Term Evolution), the next-generation mobile high-speed communications standard. The company begins registration for the service today, September 19, at http://superwifi.rakuten.co.jp/. The service itself is scheduled to begin on October 1.
“Rakuten Super WiFi” uses “EMOBILE LTE,” a next-generation mobile high-speed communication service provided by eAccess and offered under the Rakuten brand name. The service provides the fastest level of mobile communications for the lowest price in the industry, at 3,880 yen per month. In addition, users who sign up for the service receive three times the normal amount of “Rakuten Super Points” for purchases made on “Rakuten Ichiba” for the first 2 years using the service.
For the commemorative campaign, users are either given 5,000 “Rakuten super Points” or a free “kobo Touch,” an eBook reader, when they sign up.
The “Rakuten Super WiFi” device is the size of a business card and weighs only 140 g. It is small and lightweight with a battery life lasting up to 9 hours of continual use, the longest battery life in the industry, providing customers with the peace of mind to make use of the service even during long outings. It also allows for the connection of up to 10 devices at the same time (a maximum of 11 when the USB connection is included), enabling multiple devices such as a mobile PC, tablet, smartphones, eBook readers, or multiple users to connect to it simultaneously.
Signing up for the service can be registered for easily using Rakuten member ID. There are no complicated procedures involved. Devices are delivered as early as the day after placing an order. Unlike a landline-based Internet connection, there is no need for complicated set up procedures. The Internet can be accessed on the same day the device is delivered.
“Rakuten EMOBILE” uses “Rakuten Super WiFi” to provide customers with an attractive mobile data communication service, contributing to the promotion of convenient Internet service use.