Tuesday, April 04, 2006


DoCoMo launches credit service for kids as young as 12

Today DoCoMo announced a range of new credit services compatible with its existing credit card offering “iD”. The new services are DCMX, DCMX Gold and a credit service available to teenagers over 12, DCMX mini.

Unlike DCMX and DCMX Gold, DCMX mini users are not issued with a plastic credit card, but the services is all based around wallet phones. The application process can be done over i-mode and the phone can be used in outlets supporting “iD”. There is a credit limit of 10,000 yen and the total amount spent is added to the subscriber’s phone bill at the end of the month.

The service will be launched at the end of this month.

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