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January 28, 2009
EMOBILE Ltd.

EMOBILE Introduces the "Gacchiri Course - Flat Rate Mobile Plan"
for Unlimited Calls between EMOBILE Users at a Monthly Fee of 780 yen

EMOBILE Ltd. (headquarters: Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, Chairman & CEO: Sachio Semmoto; hereinafter "EMOBILE") today announced it will launch a new service plan, Gacchiri Course-Flat Rate Mobile Plan, on February 7, 2009. The plan allows unlimited calls between EMOBILE users at any time of day for a basic monthly fee of 780 yen.

1. Flat Rate Mobile Plan

The plan's low monthly fee makes it perfect for EMOBILE voice users.
The plan's main features are as follows:

The basic monthly fee of 780 yen is the lowest in Japan1 under the conditions of the Ninen Plan (or Basic Plan with Nen-toku-wari service).
The basic monthly fee allows unlimited calls and SMS messaging between EMOBILE users at any time of the day for no extra cost.
Combined with the Calling Discount Option, EMOBILE users can also call non-EMOBILE phone users at attractive rates.
Adding the Flat Rate Data Option fixes monthly data charges to between 1,000 yen and 4,980 yen (maximum).
1Subject to the conditions of EMOBILE's one- and two-year contracts. Based on basic monthly fee among mobile phone services in Japan (as of January 28, 2009).
Gacchiri Course
(All amounts inclusive of sales tax)
Contract TypeFlat Rate Mobile PlanFlat
Rate
Data
Option
(monthly fee in yen)4
Discount options
Contract termBasic monthly fee
(yen)
Calls to
EMOBILE
users2,3
Calls to non-EMOBILE users in Japan3Data usage chargeMonthly
fee
(yen)
Calls to Non-EMOBILE users in Japan3
BasicNone1,780Unlimited (24/7) voice calls and SMS messagingLandlines, non-EMOBILE phones, PHS phones
21 yen/30 sec.

TV phones
37.8 yen/30 sec.
0.084 yen/
data packet
1,000
-
4,980
315Landlines
5.25 yen/30 sec.

non-EMOBILE phones, PHS phones
9.45 yen/30 sec.

TV phones
18.9 yen/30 sec.
Nen-toku-wariOne year780
NinenTwo years
2Applies to calls made from EMOBILE service areas. Calls to voicemail services are not included in the plan.
3 Users must apply separately and have a supported handset to make voice calls and data transmissions from roaming areas in Japan. Monthly roaming fees and usage charges also apply.
4Under the Flat Rate Data Option, charges are calculated as the sum of the basic monthly fee of 1,000 yen and 0.084 yen per data packet (the first 11,912 packets (equivalent to 1,000 yen) are included in the basic fee). The maximum total charge is 4,980 yen per month.
*EMOBILE portal service EMnet requires seperate application and monthly charge.
2. Long-Term Contract Discount and Assist Options

The Flat Rate Mobile Plan (Ninen) offers Long-Term Contract Discount of 16,800 yen from initial expenses, including terminal and handset costs, provided users stay on the contract for the full two-year commitment period.

Monthly Assist Options (Assist 500, Assist 1400, Assist 1800) further reduce the initial cost in exchange for an additional fixed monthly fee payable over the two year period.

Assist Options
(All amounts inclusive of sales tax)
Fee plansMonthly Assist fee (yen)Long-Term Contract Discount (yen)
Flat Rate Mobile Plan (Ninen)-16,800
Flat Rate Mobile Plan (Ninen + Assist 500)50028,800
Flat Rate Mobile Plan (Ninen + Assist 1400)1,40050,400
Flat Rate Mobile Plan (Ninen + Assist 1800)1,80060,000
* Long-Term Contract Discounts do not apply to the Basic and Basic Plan with Nen-toku-wari service.


3. Cancellation Fees

Cancellation fees will apply to users who cancel Flat Rate Mobile Plan Ninen and Ninen + Assist Options (Ninen + Assist 500, Ninen + Assist 1400, Ninen + Assist 1800) before the expiration of the contract term. The cancellation fee will be assessed based on the number of months passed since the contract was entered (initial month).
Customers may assess and monitor the number of months passed since their service-start month on their My EMOBILE page (in Japanese only).

Cancellation Fees by Plan TypeFlat Rate Mobile Plan (Ninen)
Cancellation during
service-start month
Cancellation between one and
23 months (inclusive)
from the service-start month
After two years
16,800 yen16,800 - 1,400 yen
(700 yen less each month)
700
Flat Rate Mobile Plan (Ninen + Assist 500)
Cancellation during
service-start month
Cancellation between one and
23 months (inclusive) from
the service-start month
After two years
28,800 yen28,800 - 2,400 yen
(1,200 yen less each month)
1,200
Flat Rate Mobile Plan (Ninen + Assist 1400)
Cancellation during
service-start month
Cancellation between one and
23 months (inclusive)
from the service-start month
After two years
50,400 yen50,400 - 4,200 yen
(2,100 yen less each month)
2,100
Flat Rate Mobile Plan (Ninen + Assist 1800)
Cancellation during
service-start month
Cancellation between one and
23 months (inclusive)
from the service-start month
After two years
60,000 yen60,000 - 5,000 yen
(2,500 yen less each month)
2,500

No cancellation fees apply to the Basic plan. A cancellation fee of 6,300 yen will be charged to users under Basic plan with Nen-toku-wari service who cancel the plan or Nen-toku-wari service during the term of the contract other than in a service renewal month.



The information is true and accurate at the time of publication. Price, specification, contact and other information of products and service may be subjected to change.