NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that the companies will launch an on-line payments service, named “DoCommerce,” at 9:00 a.m. on May 26, 2003, enabling both 2G and 3G SSL-compatible i-mode handset users to enjoy mobile shopping and pay online with their VISA, or JCB credit cards.
Initially, 10 virtual shops, including three malls and ten boutiques selling items such as accessories, perfumes and healthcare goods, will be on the DoCommerce dedicated site (http://dcmm.jp via i-mode handsets).
An account aggregation feature enables DoCommerce users to check simultaneously, and on one single screen, the balances of their various financial accounts with banks, credit card companies, etc. By requiring just one password, this convenient solution greatly helps to save time by eliminating the need to access and view each account separately. Initially, 15 financial institutions will participate.
*i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
*DoCommerce is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
*MasterCard is registered trademark or service mark of MasterCard International Incorporated.
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 44 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include i-mode(R), the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and Internet access to over 35 million subscribers, and FOMA(R), launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North and South America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North and South America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (TSE: 9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges.For further information, please visit the NTT DoCoMo home page at: www.nttdocomo.com/top.shtml
ContactNTT DoCoMoInternational PR, Public Relations Departmentpress_dcm@nttdocomo.com+81 3 5156 1366 May. 22, 2003, 23:23 (JST)
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