February 24, 2015
  • Fusion Communications Corporation
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten Mobile Launches Data SIM Service with the one of the Lowest Monthly Fees in the Industry*1

- 2.1GB High-speed Data Plan from 900 yen -

Tokyo, February 24, 2015 - Fusion Communications Corporation, the telecommunications company of the Rakuten Group, today announced that from March 16, 2015, it will begin offering a data SIM service with a 2.1GB high-speed data plan for a monthly fee starting from 900 yen, one of the monthly fees lowest in the industry*1.

As with the other Rakuten Mobile services, the Rakuten Mobile Data SIM is available in a range of plans, starting with the Basic Plan which offers unlimited data transfer at a maximum speed of 200kbps, to the high speed data plans ranging from 2.1GB to 7GB, allowing customers to choose a data plan that most suits their needs. In addition, a new plan which also includes short-messaging-service (SMS) functions, which are used in gaming, communications and other apps for authentication, will also be offered, providing even greater value and convenience.

To mark the launch of the service, a “Rakuten Mobile Data SIM Advanced Purchase Campaign” will be held in the run-up to the launch, from February 24 to March 16. Customers who enter the campaign and make an advanced purchase of a Rakuten Mobile Data SIM will receive a gift of 500 Rakuten Super Points.

Fusion has until now been offering a data SIM service under the “Rakuten Broadband” brand, however, with the start of the Rakuten Mobile Data SIM service, the company will no longer accept new applications for the service (excluding new applications for the “Entry 2! Plan”). Customers using the Rakuten Broadband data SIM service can continue using the service without changing their contract. By providing both talk SIMs and data SIM services under the Rakuten Mobile brand, the company aims to create a service structure that is easier for customers who are considering using the service to understand.

Fusion is committed to continually improving its services to ensure that it meets the needs of its customers.

*1 Comparison with plans with the same specifications, such as the high speed data amount of 2.0GB or more and limits on the amount of data transmission (February 20 2015, Fusion survey)

Details of the “Rakuten Mobile Data SIM” Plans

*2 The maximum transmission speed of 150Mbps is best effort, and is not a guarantee of the actual speed

*3 In all plans (excluding the Basic Plan), if the amount of high speed data transmission exceeds the specified amount over the period of one month, the transmission speed will be limited to 200kbps. In addition, transmission speeds may be limited if the user exceeds the following limits over a three day period: 2.1GB Plan: 360MB; 4GB Plan: 800MB; 7GB Plan: 1.2GB.

About the Rakuten Mobile Data SIM Advanced Purchase Campaign

■Campaign Name: Rakuten Mobile Data SIM Advanced Purchase Campaign
■Period: February 24 11:00 – March 16, 2015 9:59
■Reward: 500 Rakuten Super Points
■Conditions for receiving the reward: Make an advanced purchase of a Rakuten Mobile Data SIM after entering into the campaign during the period of the campaign
■Eligible plans: All Rakuten Mobile Data SIM plans
■Campaign page: https://mobile.rakuten.co.jp/campaign/pre_datasim/

About Rakuten Mobile
Rakuten Mobile is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) service launched by Fusion on October 29, 2014 which utilizes NTT DoCoMo’s LTE network. In addition to offering packages with a SIM-free device and a low-cost voice calling SIM card and SIM cards by themselves, Rakuten Mobile has expanded its service offering to include data SIM cards and its device lineup with the ARROWS M01 by Fujitsu Limited, an easy to use device ideal for new smartphone users.

Rakuten Mobile Website: https://mobile.rakuten.co.jp/

*All prices in the table exclude tax.

About Fusion Communications Corporation
Fusion Communications Corporation is a telecoms provider in Rakuten Group that provides fixed-line telecommunications (private lines), IP telephones, mobile services (Rakuten Mobile), and Internet-connected services under the concept of achieving “Everything over IP.” It is aiming to further develop and grow its business in order to create new possibilities in audio, data, content, and applications over its IP platform. For more information: https://www.fusioncom.co.jp/.

* The company names, product names and logos are the property of their respective owners.
* The information included in this release is accurate as of the day of the announcement. The specifications, details of the service, contact details may change without notice.

*Please note that the information contained in press releases is current as of the date of release.

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