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KDDI Launches Global Passport International Roaming Service in Israel

KDDI Corporation
Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company


KDDI and Okinawa Cellular are pleased to announce the launch of their Global Passport international roaming service, which enables au mobile handsets used in Japan to be used without modification overseas, in Israel. Voice roaming service will be available from February 16 with the cooperation of Israel's Pelephone Communications Ltd. (henceforth Pelephone), in service areas currently covered by Pelephone.

Global Passport does not require any special sign-up or optional fees, and users overseas will be able to use the same au mobile handset and mobile phone number they use in Japan. With the launch of service in Israel, Global Passport will now be available in 18 countries including China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and the U.S.

KDDI and Okinawa Cellular are also making arrangements with CDMA carriers in other countries to provide Global Passport, so the overseas usable area for au handsets will grow further.

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