NTT DoCoMo to ship phone with WiFi

Jun 01 2005 - 03:05 PM ET | DoCoMo
While US carriers are still leary of WiFi, Japan's NTT DoCoMo is going ahead with plans for a WiFi equipped phone capable of VoIP. bq. The new service, expected to begin next year, will allow subscribers to Japan's largest mobile phone service provider to combine their fixed-line and mobile phone numbers. Usage of cell phones at home will be charged at the same rates as fixed-line phones, which are cheaper than those for cell phones. DoCoMo already offers a similar service to corporate clients.