MNP service for PHS subscribers in Japan from 1 October

30 Sep 2014

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has disclosed that from 1 October 2014 mobile network portability (MNP) services will be available to Personal Handyphone System (PHS) subscribers of Willcom (now part of Ymobile Corp). The decision will benefit customers who want to subscribe to 3G/4G services provided by the country’s cellcos but want to preserve their PHS number.

Meanwhile, cellco Ymobile (formerly eMobile), which was formed via the merger between eAccess and Willcom in June 2014, has announced that it started providing missed call information and SMS functionality to PHS users from 25 September.