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DoCoMo to Shut-Down its 2G Network

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Japan's DoCoMo has announced that it will shut down its 2G mova service (including car phone and Pre Call prepaid services), as well as its 2G DoPa packet communication service at the end of March 2012. Associated services and related billing plans will also be terminated at the same time.

The company originally launched its mova service in March 1993, along with the packet data service in 1997.

DoCoMo will contact mova and DoPa customers directly via postal mail, mobile mail and DoCoMo shops to inform them of the discontinuations and to introduce alternative FOMA 3G services.

For mova customers who wish to shift to FOMA, the company has launched a campaign offering discounts on the cost of purchasing a 3G handset and the waiving of any related administrative fees. DoPa Single customers making the transition to FOMA will receive cash back and will not be charged any administrative fees.

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