Willcom Inc., Japan’s largest personal handy-phone system (PHS) company, said Tuesday it will introduce a flat rate for voice communication starting 1 May, becoming the first domestic wireless carrier to provide such service. It said the service will allow users to call fellow Willcom PHS users for unlimited minutes for 2,900 yen per month. Willcom, formerly DDI Pocket Inc., was bought out from KDDI Corp. by the U.S. investment firm Carlyle Group.
Willcom CEO Yoichiro Yatsurugi told a news conference the firm expects subscribers to increase to more than offset a projected fall in average revenue per user with the introduction of the flat rate. Full story Here.