NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced that it will expand its docomo Money Transfer mobile overseas remittance service to China and Thailand from December 17, bringing the total number of destination countries and regions to 42.
Remittances to 70 banks and financial institutions in China and 28 in Thailand will be possible for a flat fee of JPY 1,000 (tax free).
DOCOMO’s mobile overseas remittance service, which launched in 2011, enables Japanese subscribers to send funds with ease and convenience to children studying abroad or family working overseas. It has also been used increasingly by DOCOMO’s foreign subscribers in Japan to remit funds to family back home. Many subscribers are now expected to use the service for remittances to China and Thailand, two countries with vibrant economies.
DOCOMO’s overseas remittance service can be used via a web browser or iOSTM/AndroidTM app on a DOCOMO feature phone or smartphone. The service is available anytime, except between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. JST. After registering, the user simply deposits cash into their docomo Kouza account at an ATM, bank or convenience store, or via Pay-easy, prior to making a remittance.
Some of the benefits of using Docomo Money Transfer include:
- Convenience: Docomo Money Transfer allows users to send money from their mobile phone at any time and from anywhere, making it a convenient option for sending money to family and friends.
- Fast and secure: The service is fast and secure, with transactions processed quickly and securely using encryption technology.
- Competitive exchange rates: Docomo Money Transfer offers competitive exchange rates for sending money to other countries, which can help save money compared to using other methods such as bank transfers.
- Multiple payment options: Users can choose from various payment options such as credit card, debit card, or bank transfer when sending money through Docomo Money Transfer.
- Multilingual support: The service supports multiple languages, including English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese, making it easy for users who may not speak Japanese to use the service.
Overall, Docomo Money Transfer offers a convenient, secure, and cost-effective way to send money to individuals in Japan and other countries, making it a popular choice for many users.