Mobile Phone

Notice

The prices of some accessories for IRIDIUM satellite mobile phones have been revised since January 4, 2016.

Charges

In order to use the IRIDIUM services, a contract for use of these services must be made in addition to the purchase of a terminal.

Service contract charges (per contract)

¥10,000

  • Service contract charges are billed together with the initial communication charges.

Monthly basic rate (per contract) (tax free)

  ¥6,000 plan ¥5,000 plan
Basic monthly rate ¥6,000 ¥5,000
Includes free communication worth
¥2,000
Includes free communication worth
¥1,000
  • Monthly basic rate is tax free.
  • From January 2016, the monthly charge for the month of cancellation will not be prorated and will be charged in full.

Communication charges (tax free)

  ¥6,000 plan ¥5,000 plan
To landline or mobile phones ¥55/20 seconds ¥63/20 seconds
To IRIDIUM satellite mobile phones ¥35/20 seconds ¥40/20 seconds
To other satellite mobile phones ¥500/20 seconds ¥572/20 seconds
Incoming calls Free
Outgoing SMS message (per 160 characters) ¥50/1 mail ¥58/1 mail
Incoming SMS message Free
  • Calls to satellite mobile phones subscribing to NTT DoCoMo's WIDESTAR satellite telephone service are charged at the same rate as calls to landline phones.
  • SMS messages written in Japanese cannot be sent or received. Only single-byte alphabet and numbers, Greek characters, and some symbols are usable.
  • Communication charges are exempt from taxation.

Handset rental

Notice

The IRIDIUM satellite mobile phone rental service is now suspended temporarily.

The following are the charges for rental contracts.

Term of contract 1 week 1 month 3 months 6 months
Rental charges ¥24,000 ¥61,000 ¥135,000 ¥217,000
  • Communications charges are not included in the rental price. These will be charged separately.
  • All of the indicated amounts exclude tax unless otherwise specified.