Gov't sets action plan to lower mobile phone fees

The Japanese government unveiled Tuesday an action plan to spur competition among telecom firms in order to realize Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s push to lower domestic mobile phone fees, which are said to be high compared with other countries.Mobile carriers in Japan have been criticized for locking consumers into contracts that include complicated fee systems and make it difficult to switch to competitors.Under the action plan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will set up a website within the year explaining the potential merits of switching carriers and offering guidanc…

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