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FOMA High-Speed Flat-Rate Course



In brief


FOMA High-Speed is a NTT docomo data communication service. Within NTT docomo's service areas download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps and upload speeds of up to 384kbps are possible (upload speeds of up to 5.7Mbps are possible in some parts of Tokyo). NTT docomo offer their FOMA High-Speed service throughout Japan. For this service, a static (fixed) IPv4 address will be assigned.

Asahi Net members using Asahi Net's FOMA High-Speed Flat-Rate Course or FOMA FOMA High-Speed Flat-Rate Option will be able to make Internet connections with NTT docomo's FOMA High-Speed service. A NTT docomo FOMA High-Speed contract and a compatible FOMA High-Speed communication device are required.

More information about NTT docomo's FOMA High-Speed service can be found on this Web page:

>> NTT docomo's FOMA High-Speed service (in Japanese)


Charges


Initial Charge


Course and Option
Plan Initial Charge
Basic Plan/
Fixed IP Address Plan
No charge

Monthly Charge


Course
Plan Monthly Charge
Basic Plan 420 yen
Fixed IP Address Plan 1,260 yen

Option
Plan Monthly Charge
Basic Plan 315 yen
Fixed IP Address Plan 1,155 yen
*The Option is for current Asahi Net members who want to make it possible for their Asahi Net account to connect to NTT docomo's FOMA High-Speed service. For example, a member using the B FLET'S Mansion Course may apply to add the FOMA High-Speed Flat-Rate Option to their Asahi Net account (B FLET'S Mansion Course 735 yen + FOMA High-Speed Option 315 yen).


Standard services



Asahi Net's standard service includes the following.

Mail services MyMail service No charge Register and use an email address of your choice.
Additional mailbox service Charge A 210 yen start-up charge and a 210 yen monthly charge per mailbox.
Web Mail service No charge Check, send and receive email through a Web browser.
Security services Virus Check service Charge A 210 yen monthly charge per mailbox.
Neo-SpamBlock service No charge Filter out spam mail before it reaches your Asahi Net mailbox.


Important notes


Service and charges

Speeds
  • This is a best-effort service. It is possible to get the maximum 7.2Mbps service however factors including the communication environment and congestion will cause the actual speed to be lower.
  • If using a communications device that is not compatible with the FOMA High-Speed service, the maximum download speed of 7.2Mbps will not be possible; the maximum possible will be 3.6Mbps.
Flat-rate data communication
  • Flat-rate data communication is only possible with FOMA packet communication when using a compatible FOMA flat-rate connection service and NTT docomo's Connection Manager software. For more information, please visit this NTT docomo Web page:
    >> Flat-Rate data communication; what is and is not possible (in Japanese)

Connection and essential equipment

Connection
  • Use of NTT docomo's Connection Manager software is essential when using the FOMA High-Speed Flat-Rate Course or FOMA High-Speed Flat-Rate Option.
  • To prevent connections to the FOMA High-Speed service from being left on accidentally, should there be a connection period of 10 minutes without data communication the connection will be automatically cut.
  • When contracted with NTT docomo for a flat-rate data plan, it is not possible to use i-mode, voice communication or digital communication.
  • For more information about NTT docomo's flat-rate data plan, please visit this NTT docomo Web page:
    >> Flat-Rate data communication; important points (in Japanese)
Data communication equipment
  • Members will need to enter into a FOMA High-Speed contract with NTT docomo and use a compatible FOMA High-Speed communication device in order to connect to the Internet with Asahi Net's FOMA High-Speed Flat-Rate Course or FOMA High-Speed Flat-Rate Option. For more information about compatible NTT docomo equipment, please visit this NTT docomo Web page:
Computers
  • It must be possible for the data communication equipment to be able to connect to the computer.
  • A CD-ROM drive on the computer is required in order to install software from the NTT docomo-supplied CD.
Special notes for English speakers
  • NTT docomo's compatible communication devices will only function on Japanese-language operating systems. NTT's docomo's software (Connection Manager) supplied on a CD with NTT's communication devices will need to be installed into the computer; only a Japanese-language version is supplied by NTT docomo.

How to apply



>> FOMA High-Speed Flat-Rate Course : New signup
>> FOMA High-Speed Flat-Rate Option : Current member
>> FOMA High-Speed Flat-Rate Course : Current member
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