Change to Universal Service Fee

19th December 2016
Change to Universal Service Fee

Thank you for using Asahi Net.

Asahi Net, Inc. is charging users of the services listed below a "Universal Service Fee". The per-telephone number Universal Service Fee has been revised, as stipulated by the "Universal Service System", in accordance with the Telecommunications Business Law.

We would like to ask for your continued understanding and cooperation with the Universal Service System.

1. Universal Service Fee

(For reference)
The "Universal Service System" is a system that requires telephone companies to appropriately bear part of the cost necessary for ensuring the provision of the Universal Service operated by NTT East and NTT West. The "Universal Service" makes it possible for essential services such as subscriber telephone lines, public phones and emergency phone services to be made fairly and stably available throughout Japan, in accordance with the Telecommunications Business Law.

(Up to December 2016)
(From January 2017)
Universal Service Fee
(Per-phone number monthly charge)
3 yen 2 yen

* The amounts displayed exclude tax. Consumption charge will be charged separately.

2. Affected services

  • IP-Phone services (IP-Phone-C, IP-Phone-F and IP-TV-Phone-F)
  • au Hikari Phone
  • Asahi Net WiMAX 2+
  • Asahi Net LTE (ANSIM)
  • Discount Mobile
  • Neo-Discount Mobile

3. Billing

The Universal Service Fee will be billed together with Asahi Net's service charges. The revised Universal Service Fee will be effective from the January 2017 usage charge (billed in February).

4. More information

For more about the "Universal Service System" please visit these pages.

Telecommunications Carriers Association (TCA) (Japanese)

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japanese)