KDDI to close down Tu-Ka service in March 2008

14 Dec 2006

Japan’s second largest mobile operator KDDI has announced it is closing down its Tu-Ka cellular service in March next year. KDDI acquired the three Tu-Ka Group companies in October 2005 and has been steadily migrating users to its ‘au’ service by allowing Tu-Ka users to keep their old number and e-mail address. The Tu-Ka service providers have enjoyed a long career due to the simplicity and ease of use of their services, which have been highly regarded by customers. Tu-Ka Phone Kansai launched in April 1994, followed by Tu-Ka Cellular Tokyo in June the same year, and Tu-Ka Cellular Tokai in July 1994. In June 2006 however, KDDI stopped accepting new subscriptions for the service, and the sale of upgraded handsets will cease on 31 December.

Japan, KDDI (au), TU-KA Group