Vodafone K.K. announced today that from December 1 it will offer “Vodafone Happy Packet”, a new discount service for packet data communications that makes Vodafone live! for PDC (2.5G) customers even easier to use with savings of up to 80%. Two types of Vodafone Happy Packet discounts will be available—Super (fixed monthly charge of 2,950 yen and 80% off) and Regular (fixed monthly charge of 1,200 yen and approximately 66% off). In addition, all of the fixed monthly charge can be used as a free charge allowance towards packet communications like Super Mail, web browsing, and Sky Mail (SMS) and voice communications as well. At a later date, Vodafone K.K. plans to separately announce details on a packet data communications discount for its Vodafone Global Standard 3G service.
Overview of Vodafone Happy Packet
1. Service Outline- A packet data communications discount service that offers customers up to 80% off on packet communication services like Sha-mail, Movie Sha-mail, Super Mail, web browsing andV-appli data communications.
Two types of discounts are available: Super with fixed monthly charge of 2,950 yen and a discount rate of 80%.and Regular with fixed monthly charge of 1,200 yen and a discount rate of approximately 66%.- All of the fixed monthly charge can be used as a free charge allowance towards packetdata communications charges, Sky Mail (SMS) and voice charges.
2. Packet Data Rates – Fixed monthly charge – Free communications – Packet data charge*Discount rate Super 2,950 yen 2,950 yen 0.06 yen 80%Regular 1,200 yen 1,200 yen 0.1 yen approx. 66% (no discount) – - 0.3 yen -*per packet (128 bytes)
3. Eligible Price Plans (Total of Value Pack Premium, Value Pack Platinum, ValuePack Gold, Value Pack Silver, Value Pack, Business Pack, Business Economy Pack, Light CallPack
4. Eligible Handsets Packet-enabled PDC (2.5G) Vodafone live! handsets(A packet data communications discount will be announced for Vodafone Global Standardat a later date)5. Service Launch December 1, 2003.