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KDDI Announces Expansion of GLOBAL PASSPORT International Roaming Services; Voice Roaming Services to Begin in Bangladesh and Data Roaming Services to be Added in Israel

KDDI Corporation
Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company


KDDI and Okinawa Cellular are pleased to announce the December 3 addition of GLOBAL PASSPORT international voice roaming services to Bangladesh and international data roaming services to Israel.

The GLOBAL PASSPORT international roaming service allows enabled au handset models to be used overseas with the same number as in Japan, without any special application procedure or optional charges.

In Bangladesh, through collaboration with Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Ltd. (PBTL), voice roaming will become available in PBTL's service area.

In Israel, E-mail and Internet access will be added to voice roaming services presently offered in collaboration with Pelephone Communications Ltd., within Pelephone's service area.

With this latest expansion, GLOBAL PASSPORT voice roaming services will now be available in 25 countries and territories overall, while data roaming services will now expand 12 countries and territories.

* Customers using the A5527SA, A5514SA, or A5505SA among the compatible models are requested to update the roaming area data stored in their handset, by downloading the overseas carrier's PRL (roaming area data) from EZweb before traveling. Subscription to the EZweb service is required for using this function.
* The PRL contains information on roaming areas of overseas partner providers. The latest PRL is necessary for users to roam in an area where a new roaming service is introduced. Users should download and update information stored on their handsets before they leave Japan. For more information, please refer to au's website. Subscription to the EZweb service is required for using this function. Please visit for service updates.

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