Major mobile carriers to introduce cheaper plans amid gov't pressure
Major mobile carriers to introduce cheaper plans amid gov't pressure

Two of Japan’s three major mobile phone carriers said Wednesday they will roll out cheaper plans under their low-cost service brands in response to government pressure to slash rates.KDDI Corp. will start offering a 20-gigabyte plan for 3,980 yen ($38) per month in February or later under its UQ Mobile brand, while Softbank Corp. will introduce a 20-gigabyte plan with up to 10 minutes of free voice calls for 4,480 yen a month under its Y!Mobile brand from late December.The cheapest voice call option for KDDI’s new plan will cost 500 yen for up to 60 minutes of calls a month, putting the new se…

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