Change to Universal Service Fee

December 07, 2017

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 Act.

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 telecommunication carriers to appropriately bear part of the cost necessary for ensuring the provision of the universal telecommunication services by NTT East and NTT West. The Universal Service enables 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 Act.

(Up to December 2017)
(From January 2018)
Universal Service Fee
(Per-phone number monthly charge)
3 yen 2 yen

* The amounts displayed above exclude tax. Consumption tax 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 usage charges for January 2018 and onwards (billed in Feburary).

4. More information

For more information on Universal Service System, please refer to the following websites.