DoCoMo has also introduced their new premium DCMX GOLD credit card at the 904i-series presser here this afternoon. This latest offering in their mobile credit card service joins the DCMX mini and the standard DCMX, which were announced in April 2006 [video here]. Like the DCMX mini and standard DCMX cards, this new gold card is compatible with iD, DoCoMo’s branded platform for mobile credit cards. Members will be issued a standard Visa or MasterCard magnetic card for use when making purchases overseas or at shops in Japan that do not have FeliCa enabled readers/writers.
Rewards and benefits accruing to DCMX GOLD members include an exclusive lineup of gifts redeemable with the DoCoMo Points; preferred treatment under the Premier Club program; and a compensation plan covering handset damage or loss as well as international and domestic traveler’s insurance. DoCoMo, as a mobile phone operator, offers unique advantages to card members, such as priority service at selected DoCoMo Shops, and a DCMX GOLD desk where members only can pre-reserve the latest handsets for free delivery to their homes or inquire about general information related to mobile phone services and products. Users of “Osaifu-Keitai” mobile wallet-capable handsets are eligible to apply for DCMX GOLD membership. The annual fee for the card is 15,759 yen and subscription to i-mode is required.