Rakuten has announced a new plan to gradually reduce the price according to the amount of data used, and all major companies have started to reduce the price.
To counter this, so-called cheap smartphone companies have also cut prices one after another, and competition is intensifying.
On the 29th, Rakuten Mobile announced a new plan to gradually reduce the price according to the amount of data used when it is 20 GB or less, and all major companies have decided to reduce the price in response to the request from the government. ..
To counter this, so-called cheap smartphone companies that rent lines from major companies to provide services have also decided to reduce prices one after another.
Of these, Japan Communication has announced a reduction in prices, such as 16 giga for 1980 yen per month, YU-mobile for 5 giga for 1490 yen, and Optage for developing "My Neo" for 5 giga for 1380 yen.
In addition, IIJ and others are considering price reductions.
Hideaki Yokota, research director of MM Research Institute, who is familiar with the telecommunications industry, said, "Cheap smartphones are in a difficult situation due to price cuts by major companies. To prevent further oligopoly by major companies, cheap smartphone companies rent lines. It is necessary to further reduce the connection fee paid to smartphones. "