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This article was published on November 25, 2013

    Japan’s Docomo introduces unlimited international mobile data deal, priced from $9.60 per day

    Japan’s Docomo introduces unlimited international mobile data deal, priced from $9.60 per day
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    Jon Russell

    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    docomo shortJapan’s largest operator NTT Docomo is launching a new roaming package that gives customers unlimited use of mobile data while overseas for upwards of $9.60 (980 JPY) per day.

    The cost of the deal varies based on the country: in South Korea it is just 980 JPY, but that rises to 1,280 JPY ($12.60) in the UK and 1,580 JPY ($15.60) in the US.

    While it isn’t exactly on a par with T-Mobile USA’s free unlimited data and text roaming deal, the service — which launches December 2 — is a decent start to help reduce some customers’ bills. It’s cheaper to buy a local SIM and load it with pre-pay credit if you plan on spending significant time abroad, however.

    ➤ DOCOMO to Launch One-day International Data Service [Docomo]

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