Japanese operator, DoCoMo is launching a service which offers a local South Korean phone number to its customers roaming into that country - which it says will lower phone call costs by around 60%. Customers will also retain the DoCoMo numbers that they use in Japan.
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Source: Cellular News.
The new Local Number Roaming service allows customers to obtain mobile phone numbers via DoCoMo's partner KT Freetel (KTF). By manually selecting KTF's network after starting up their phones once inside the country, they will be able to place voice and video calls for lower charges compared to using WORLD WING, DoCoMo's conventional international roaming service. In addition, there will be no charge to receive calls from any location, domestic or international.
Local Number Roaming is a result of collaborative initiatives developed by DoCoMo and KTF's joint Business and Technology Cooperation Committee.
Also announced today, KTF customers will be able to obtain Japanese mobile phone numbers through DoCoMo to take advantage of cheaper calling rates while traveling in Japan.