Amazon Prime 1 year free for DOCOMO users November 26, 17:58
NTT DOCOMO has decided to provide free video and music distribution services for Amazon IT giants to DOCOMO users for one year.
This was announced at a press conference in Tokyo by NTT Docomo president Kazuhiro Yoshizawa and Amazon Japan president Jasper Chan.
According to this, NTT DoCoMo will offer Amazon's paid membership service “Amazon Prime” free of charge for one year to subscribers of rate plans introduced in June.
“Amazon Prime” is a free online shipping service and can be used for video and music distribution services. It costs an annual fee of 4900 yen including tax.
This time, the DOCOMO side will pay the annual membership fee and start the free service from the 1st of next month. “We are delighted to be able to provide services to many customers throughout the country,” said Chan of Amazon Japan at a press conference.
In addition, NTT DoCoMo's President Yoshizawa said, “In order for more people to choose DOCOMO, it is necessary to add attractive services rather than terminal price reduction competition. I want to integrate services such as video and other services. "
Collaboration with IT companies to acquire users
As it becomes difficult to make a difference in the selection of smartphones and communication charges, there is a movement among major mobile phone companies to collaborate with domestic and foreign IT companies that have popular videos to acquire users.
NTT DoCoMo is offering a service that allows you to view unlimited works from four brands, including “Disney”, “Pixar”, “Marvel”, and “Star Wars”, owned by Walt Disney in the US since March. I'm starting.
We also have a partnership with Dazone, which distributes sports broadcasts, and distributes games such as soccer and baseball.
au's KDDI partnered with the US video distribution service Netflix last year, and since September, has introduced a plan that allows users to watch videos without an upper limit on data capacity.
Softbank, on the other hand, is a billing plan that can use data up to 50 gigabytes, and has plans to use 13 types of SNS and video distribution services such as YouTube and Instagram without consuming data.