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Docomo will slash mobile rates by up to 40%

Market leader shakes up the field ahead of Rakuten's arrival

NTT Docomo is lowering service charges in response to calls by the government as well as its customers.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's top wireless carrier, NTT Docomo, will lower its service charge by 20% to 40% while giving subscribers more freedom on phones, including letting them bring unlocked and secondhand devices to its network.

The new pricing scheme will take effect sometime in the April-June quarter, the company said Wednesday.

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