Amazon to launch as mobile reseller in Japan

28 May 2012

Online retailer Amazon is reported to be considering the launch of its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Japan, using the network of NTT DoCoMo. A report from the Nikkei newspaper says that the service will offer a pre-paid SIM card with 500MB of data use for a flat rate of JPY1,980 (USD25) per month. The card will be compatible with DoCoMo’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G cellular network. Amazon has no plans to offer handsets, and there is speculation that the SIM card will work with Apple’s iPhone; DoCoMo does not currently offer the iPhone over its own network.