Press Releases 2009

SoftBank Introduces ‘Flat-rate Data Bonus Pack’ - High speed mobile data communication service to be available
for a monthly charge of 1,000 yen to 4,980 yen -

TOKYO, February 26, 2009 --- SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. (hereafter ‘SBM’) announced that it will introduce ‘Flat-rate Data Bonus Pack’ from March 6, 2009. This service provides high speed mobile data communication for PCs (maximum downlink speed: 7.2Mbps) with flat-rate of 1,000 yen to 4,980 yen per month. ‘SoftBank C01LC’, a USB type compatible terminal for data communication will also be released at the same time nationwide.

Flat-rate Data Bonus Pack provides high speed Internet service for PCs anytime and anywhere with flat-rate. Offering the two-step flat rate enables customers to start enjoying the service with low price, and prevents overuse. In addition, it benefits a wide range of customers from light users who just start to use mobile data communication service, to heavy users who carry their notebook PCs all the time for the business purposes.

‘Flat-rate Data Bonus Pack’ overview

1.Service launch

March 6, 2009

2.Service charges

Flat-rate Data Bonus Pack is a package plan which consists of ‘Flat-rate Data Plan’ and ‘Data Plan’ with a total monthly charge of 1,000 yen to 4,980 yen. Flat-rate Data Plan enables customers to enjoy packet service with flat-rate, and Data Plan provides wide service coverage. Communication charge due to the use of Data Plan will be outside of the scope for the flat-rate, and charge will be billed according to the usage of packets. Individual contract is also available.


Price plan Monthly charge Packet communication charge
(for domestic use)
Flat-rate Data Bonus Pack Individual contract
Flat-rate Data Plan 700 yen
to 4,679 yen
2,000 yen
to 5,980 yen
0.042 yen
per packet
Data Plan 300 yen 4,480 yen 0.084 yen
per packet
  • *Flat-rate Data Bonus Pack and Flat-rate Data Plan are exclusive price plans for SoftBank C01LC.
  • *Administrative processing fee of 2,835 yen is required separately. Administrative processing fee for Data Plan is free of charge for those subscribes for Flat-rate Data Bonus Pack.
  • *Application for Flat-rate Data Bonus Pack, Flat-rate Data Plan and Data Plan is only available for the new subscription.
  • *Flat-rate Data Bonus Pack will not be applied from the next billing month if either of the line is canceled.
  • *Flat-rate Data Plan and Data Plan are available with the respective USIM cards.
  • *Flat-rate Data Plan is available only in the corresponding service area. It is not available in overseas.
  • *Packet communication charge for Data Plan can be expensive since it is not a flat-rate service.

3.Communication speed

Maximum downlink speed of 7.2Mbps

  • *Maximum communication speed may differ due to the utilization area. This is a best effort speed, therefore, communication speed may deteriorate or communication may not be available due to the congestion of the network or the communication environment.

4.Service area

Flat-rate Data Plan Across Japan
  • *It differs from the SoftBank 3G service area. Please visit the SoftBank website for more details (Japanese only, available from March 6, 2009).
  • *It is not available in overseas.
Data Plan Japan and 129 countries and regions around the world
  • *Please visit the SoftBank website for more details (Japanese only).
  • *Application to ‘Global Roaming Service’ is required for the use in overseas.
  • *Available countries and regions are as of February 26, 2009.

5.Compatible terminal

SoftBank C01LC (USB stick type)

6.URL for the service details

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  • *SOFTBANK, SOFTBANK's equivalent in Japanese and the SOFTBANK logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of SOFTBANK CORP. in Japan and other countries.
  • The information is true and accurate at the time of publication.
    Price, specification, contact and other information of products and service may be subjected to change. The information contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements.