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Aeon and IIJ Release LTE-compatible High-speed Data Communications Service
TOKYO-August 30, 2012-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ", NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774) and Aeon Retail Co., Ltd. ("Aeon") today announced the September 1, 2012, release of an LTE-compatible high-speed data communications service under the IIJmio brand at participating Aeon retail stores.
As part of this service, Aeon stores will sell SIM cards for high-speed data communications on the NTT DOCOMO's LTE network. The service will be worked into an exclusive package for Aeon and sold under the name IIJmio Welcome Pack for Aeon. Users can communicate at speeds of up to 128kbps for JPY 945 per month. Additionally the service offers users 100MB of free trial coupon for a limited time only, it's possible to reach download speeds of up to 75Mbps and upload speeds of up to 25Mbps.
Until now, the IIJmio service has only been sold on the Web, and this tie-up represents the first time that it has been available in stores. Originally, customers would place their orders on the IIJmio website, and it took several days for the SIM card to arrive, but with the IIJmio Welcome Pack for Aeon, customers purchase the SIM cards at the Aeon stores and then access the IIJmio website to select their service plan and complete their subscription, after which they can immediately start using the service.
IIJmio Welcome Pack for Aeon - Service Highlights
|Minimum Start 128 Plan
||This plan provides inexpensive access to 128kbps communications and is ideal for looking at maps when traveling and other high-speed applications as needed on a daily basis.
|SIM package cost
||Standard: Max 128 kbps
With a coupon: Downlink max speed 75Mbps, Uplink max speed 25Mbps
|Number of SIM cards
|SIM card type
||Choose from standard SIM and microSIM.
||JPY 525 /100MB
||From the initial payment date to the end of the following month.
* Prices shown include tax.
* Users can choose other plan, the Family Share 1GB Plan which provides up to three SIM cards for sharing data.