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Domestic and international calls with Brastel IP phone service
September 30, 2014
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Brastel Co., Ltd.
TOKYO-September 30, 2014-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced they will provide the Japan Travel SIM powered by IIJmio, a package of prepaid SIM card with 2GB of high-speed data volume for foreign visitors to Japan from October 2, 2014. Customers can easily start this mobile data service by inserting a SIM card into an unlocked SIM device and configuring it. This package includes a Brastel Card(*), an IP phone service provided by Brastel Co., Ltd. (Brastel) which allows customers to make inexpensive domestic and international calls. And furthermore, customers enable to use credit from prepaid Brastel Card to add data volume to a SIM card.
|Service name||Japan Travel SIM powered by IIJmio|
|SIM package price||Open pricing(*1)|
|Available period||From the first day of data transmission to the end of the third month(*2)|
|Download up to 150Mbps, Upload up to 50Mbps(*4)|
|Network within Japan||NTT DOCOMO LTE / 3G|
|SIM card type||Standard SIM, microSIM, nanoSIM|
|Languages||Package||Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified)|
|Instruction guide||Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified/traditional), Korean, Thai|
: Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified)
|Phone support||Japanese, English, Chinese
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. JST (Closed during the New Year's holidays)
After mid-October 2014
After November 2014
a. Insert a SIM card into your device.
b. Configure a mobile network such as APN setting on your device, and it is ready to use.
a. Add credit to a Brastel Card
Add credit at a convenience store using a packaged bank transfer form, a credit card or PayPal on the Brastel website.
b. Add more data
Add data to a SIM card from the Brastel website. The purchase amount of the data is debited from the Brastel Card.
What is Brastel Card?
Brastel Card is a prepaid calling card that supports multiple languages and can be charged multiple times. When charged, they allow customers to make inexpensive domestic and international calls using smartphones, cellphones, landline phones, and public phones. For details, see the following website.
http://brastel.com/japantravelsim (Opened on October 2)
IIJ will continue to offer convenient services that allow foreign visitors to enjoy their mobile lives in Japan.
Customers can enjoy a package like a Byobu, a Japanese folding screen with an included origami paper.
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Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, Tokyo Stock Exchange TSE1: 3774) is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality systems integration, cloud computing/data center services, security services, and Internet access. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ Web site at http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/.
In addition to building the only customer service center in Japan that offers support by native speakers of more than 15 languages, Brastel provides domestic/international calling services and the Basix cloud-based IP phone service for corporations. In March 2012, they began offering Brastel Remit, a service for sending money overseas. For more information see http://www.brastel.com/.
The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
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