Vodafone K.K. announced today that, from 10:00 AM on 1 February 2006, Web communication fees will be toll-free when accessing the Disaster Message Board Service. First launched in April 2005, the Disaster Message Board Service lets customers confirm the safety of their family and friends via Vodafone live! in the event of a major disaster. To let customers get familiar with the details and methods of using the Disaster Message Board Service, Vodafone K.K. offers a trial service available on the first day of every month (excluding the month of January). Customers will also be able to use this trial service without paying Web communication charges.
The following web communication charges will not be charged when customers use the following Disaster Message Board Service options via Vodafone live! (both in English and Japanese).
- Viewing of Disaster Message Board top page
- Registering, confirming and deleting personal safety information
- Registering, deleting and changing of addresses for automatic mail notifications
- Sending of automatic mail notifications