NTT DoCoMo Inc. has admitted its first-ever weekly slip in i-mode subscriptions. According to DoCoMo records, it had 40,132,000 subscriptions to i-mode on Dec. 7, a drop of 12,000 compared to the total on Nov. 30, according to data published on its Web site.
One part of the reason for the fall was due to the cancellation of delinquent accounts (yikes!) according to a spokeswoman, but readers should also note that the fall comes after a bit of a plunge in Big D’s new net adds in November (129,100) over the prior six months (about 300,000). Another reason could be that 89 percent of DoCoMo subscribers use i-mode already. Continue >>