Start of the Service for Android™ Smartphones Supporting Osaifu-Keitai®
East Japan Railway Company
May 23, 2011
Starting Saturday, July 23, 2011, "Mobile Suica" service will begin for Android™ smartphones by NTT DOCOMO, Inc., KDDI Corporation and SoftBank Mobile Corp. supporting Osaifu-Keitai® services.
East Japan Railway Company (President Satoshi Seino; head office Shibuya–ku, Tokyo; hereinafter referred to as JR East) will launch "Mobile Suica"*1 service for Android™ smartphones by NTT DOCOMO, Inc., KDDI Corporation and SoftBank Mobile Corp. supporting Osaifu-Keitai® (hereinafter referred to as Android smartphones) starting Saturday, July 23, 2011.
Because we anticipate heavy traffic on the service launch date, the Mobile Suica application program will be made available starting at different times for customers of each telecommunications company. Mobile phone models for which the application will be available will be separately announced on our web site at about the end of June 2011.
Service start time (starting time may vary depending on conditions on starting date.)
|Saturday, July 23, 2011 – 4:00 AM: docomo: 12:00 PM: au (KDDI); 4:00 PM: SoftBank/Disney|
Main services offered
|•||SF (electronic money) "Deposit (Charge)," "Quick Charge " and "History Display".|
|•||Commuter passes, including "Work and School Commuter Passes," "Green Commuter Passes" and "FREX/FREX Pal Commuter Passes"|
|•||Mobile Suica Tokkyuken (express tickets)|
|•||Suica Green Ticket|
|•||Net shopping payments (online payments)|
|•||View Card*2 auto-charging|
|•||Balance check with widget|
|•||Express Yoyaku (reservation service by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central))|
|Express Yoyaku by Mobile Suica (EX-IC service) will begin the same day on Android smartphones.|
|•||Bank charging service|
|We will announce details of the bank charging service on our web site when details have been determined.|
|Mobile Suica service has about 2.4 million users as of April 30, 2011.|
|Includes cards with the mark and View Cards without Suica function. Does not include corporate cards.|
|Trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this press release belong to the owners indicated here: "Suica" and "Mobile Suica" (East Japan Railway Company); "Osaifu-Keitai" (NTT DOCOMO, Inc.); "Android" (Google Inc.); and "Express Yoyaku" (Central Japan Railway Company).|