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📊 | Rakuten's subscribers have exceeded 300 million, and the capital tie-up with Japan Post is steadily changing in the mobile industry!


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The number of Rakuten subscribers has exceeded 300 million, and the capital tie-up with Japan Post is steadily changing in the mobile industry!

 
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Rakuten Mobile

Rakuten Mobile(Rakuten Mobile)Rakuten Mobile Co., Ltd.Provided byMobile communicationIt is a service brand of the business.

History

  • 2017August 12- RakutenAnnounces entry into mobile phone (MNO) business[1]
  • 2018
  • 2019
    • January 1-In the Kanto, Tokai, and Kinki regionsSpecific radio stationObtained a comprehensive license[3]
    • April 4-Rakuten Mobile Network changed its name to Rakuten Mobile, Inc.
    • September 9-Acquired a comprehensive license for specific radio stations in the Kyushu region, and completed acquisition in all regions of Japan[4]
    • August 10- Advance service start..Initially limited to 5000 participants in the "Free Supporter Program"[5]
  • 2020
    • January 1-Expanded "Free Supporter Program" to 22 people[6]
    • March 3-Announcement of price plan "Rakuten UN-LIMIT"[7]
    • August 4- Official service started..The rate plan will be updated to "Rakuten UN-LIMIT 2.0", and in the au roaming area, the speed after data capacity consumption will be gradually increased to 1 Mbps after the same day, and the upper limit of communication volume will be gradually increased to 22 GB after the 5nd of the same month.[8][9]
    • June 6-The number of contract applications exceeds 30 million lines.
    • August 9- 5GStart of the service.Change the price plan to "Rakuten UN-LIMIT V" for 5G[10]
    • June 12-The number of contract applications exceeds 30 million lines.
  • 2021
    • January 1-New rate plan "Rakuten UN-LIMIT VI" announced (scheduled to be available on April 29)[11]
    • June 3-The number of contract applications exceeds 9 million lines.
    • August 4- iPhoneStarted handling.

Communication environment

Rakuten Mobile occupies 1.7MHz bands of 1730-1750MHz (uplink) and 1825-1845MHz (downlink) out of 20GHz band as its own network.[2].. As of the end of March 2020, 3 base stations were in operation in areas mainly in central Tokyo, Aichi and Osaka prefectures.

In places where the radio waves of the company's network do not reachauRoaming to the network[12], In prefectures where the population coverage rate has reached 70%, roaming services will be terminated in sequence.[13].

In addition, when the radio wave condition is bad in the house, etc.無線 LANrouterSmall size with functionFemtocell(4G base station for home use), "Rakuten CasaAre sold[14]..Since R point back is provided for the purchase cost, it is provided virtually free of charge.Initially, Rakuten Hikari and Rakuten's provider were essential conditions, but now, the optical line specified by Rakuten Mobile andProviderThe conditions have been relaxed.

Rate plan

New enrollment and transfer from other carriers (MNPThe only rate plans that can be selected with) are the following "Rakuten UN-LIMIT VI".

Incidentally,MVNO Rakuten MobileIt was said that it would accept changes to the MNO service for users switching from the MVNO rate plan (Super Hodai, etc.).[15], Actually there is no plan other than "Rakuten UN-LIMIT VI"[16].

Rakuten UN-LIMIT VI

Source:[17]..The price does not include consumption tax.

Basic charge
Data traffic (*)1st line chargeCharges for the second and subsequent lines
1GB or less0 Yen980 Yen
Over 1GB-less than 3GB980 Yen
Over 3GB-less than 20GB1980 Yen
Over 20GB2980 Yen

* The amount of data communication used to calculate the basic charge is Rakuten Mobile Area.auTotal roaming area (including low-speed communication in the roaming area).

data communication
  • Rakuten Mobile Area (common to 4G / 5G): Unlimited traffic.
  • au roaming area (4G only): The upper limit of communication volume (high-speed mode) is 5GB, and the maximum communication speed after exceeding the upper limit is 1Mbps.If you want to use the high-speed mode after exceeding the limit, you need to purchase additional capacity for 1GB 500 yen.
Other fee
  • Voice call (domestic): Calls via the Rakuten Link app are free (excluding some specials), otherwise 30 yen every 20 seconds
  • Voice call (overseas): Free calls between Rakuten Link apps and from designated countries / regions to domestic calls, other charges are charged[Note 1]
  • SMS(Domestic): SMS via Rakuten Link app is free, otherwise 70 yen for every 3 double-byte characters

Changes in rate plans

All Rakuten UN-LIMIT plan subscribers are automatically upgraded without any procedure when the new plan starts (as of April 2021).

Plan namestart dateBasic chargeRoaming upper limit capacitySame / speed after exceeding the upper limit
Rakuten UN-LIMIT-[Note 2]2980 Yen2GB[Note 3]128Kbps
Rakuten UN-LIMIT 2.02020th of February 45GB1Mbps
Rakuten UN-LIMIT V2020th of February 9
Rakuten UN-LIMIT VI2021th of February 40 circle ~ 2980 circle

Compatible terminal

Currently, Rakuten Mobile can use all functions only on some models (Rakuten Mobile Co., Ltd.Fully compatible with models sold by the MVNO service provided by.

The Rakuten Link app used for calls and SMS isAndroid[18]as well as the iPhone[19]It is offered for.

Also, volunteers[20]It will be verified by, but someMobile routerBut it has been confirmed that it works.

Handling of iPhone

At the beginningiPhoneOfficially said that it was "not guaranteed to work"iPhone XR-iPhone XSIf it is a later model, a normal SIM card andeSIMIt was announced that it will support calls and communications by installing[21]..Also, at the beginning of the service, there was no iOS version of Rakuten LINK app, so voice calls and SMS transmission were charged, but with the start of distribution of the iOS version on July 2020, 7, some iPhone models also It is now possible to make free voice calls and send SMS except for[22][23].

From 2021 year 4 month 30 dayiPhone 12Series andiPhone SE (2st generation)From the 27th of the same month, in line with the start of sales ofiOSEquipped with 14.4 or later, the latest carrier setting update was implementediPhone 6sFormal support has come to be carried out on subsequent terminals.[24][25]..However, there are some restrictions depending on the model, such as the automatic switching function of Rakuten Mobile / au roaming line is not supported except for iPhone 12 series.[26].

Rakuten mobile exclusive terminal

Tinno Mobile

ZTE

  • (Released on July 2020, 9,5GCorrespondence)[29]
  • Rakuten WiFi Pocket[30]

Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific

  • (Released on April 2021, 4, 21G compatible)[31]

Rakuten line compatible terminal

Devices specified on Rakuten Mobile official website[32]..Excludes the above-mentioned exclusive terminals.

ア ッ プ ル

Fujitsu Connected Technologies

Google

Huawei

  • HUAWEI nova 5T[34]
  • HUAWEI nova lite 3
  • HUAWEI P30 lite

NEC Platforms

OPPO

  • AX7
  • Find X
  • OPPO A5 2020[37]
  • OPPO A73[38]
  • OPPO Reno A 128GB[39]
  • OPPO Reno3 A[40]
  • R17 Pro
  • Reno 10x Zoom

Samsung Electronics Japan

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  • AQUOS R compact SH-M06
  • AQUOS R2 compact SH-M09
  • AQUOS R5G
  • AQUOS sense lite SH-M05
  • AQUOS sense plus SH-M07
  • AQUOS sense2 SH-M08
  • AQUOS sense3 lite SH-RM12[44]
  • AQUOS sense3 plus SH-M11
  • AQUOS sense3 plus SH-RM11[45]
  • AQUOS sense3 SH-M12
  • AQUOS sense4 SH-M15
  • AQUOS sense4 lite SH-RM15[46]
  • AQUOS sense4 plus SH-M16[47]
  • AQUOS zero SH-M10
  • AQUOS zero2 SH-M13

Sony Mobile Communications

Xiaomi

  • Redmi Notes 9S

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footnote

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  2. ^ a b "Rakuten's "Mobile Carrier" Entry Decision "Additional Conditions" Available in "1.7GHz" Band”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2018, 4). 2020th of February 3Browse.
  3. ^ "Rakuten Mobile Network obtains LTE base station license in Kanto, Tokai, Kinki region”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2019, 1). 2020th of February 3Browse.
  4. ^ "Rakuten Mobile completes acquisition of "comprehensive license" for MNO service, service can be expanded nationwide”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2019, 10). 2020th of February 3Browse.
  5. ^ "Rakuten Mobile announces service outline of MNO business Start wait-and-see with "free supporter program" of 0 yen per month”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2019, 9). 2020th of February 3Browse.
  6. ^ "Rakuten Mobile's "Free Supporter Program" expanded, recruiting up to 2 people on a first-come, first-served basis "Rakuten Mini" also released”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2020, 1). 2020th of February 3Browse.
  7. ^ "Rakuten Mobile official service starts on April 4 Plan is "completely unlimited" only, 8 million people are free for 300 year”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2020, 3). 2020th of February 3Browse.
  8. ^ "Rakuten Mobile has renewed its plan. Raised the upper limit of au line to 5GB, 1Mbps even after exceeding”. Engadget. 2021th of February 1Browse.
  9. ^ "Rakuten Mobile revise "Rakuten UN-LIMIT" KDDI area up to 5GB per month, 1Mbps after exceeding”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2020, 4). 2020th of February 4Browse.
  10. ^ "Rakuten Mobile launches 5G service Unlimited use of own area for 2980 yen per month No additional charge”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2020, 9). 2020th of February 9Browse.
  11. ^ "Rakuten Mobile's new rate plan Free up to 1GB, 20GB for 1980 yen per month”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2021, 1). 2021th of February 1Browse.
  12. ^ "KDDI and Rakuten agree on mutual utilization of assets in the fields of payment, logistics and communication Rakuten MNO roams to au network”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2018, 11). 2020th of February 5Browse.
  13. ^ "Rakuten ends roaming with KDDI in part, although it is painful, it is a fall”. Nikkei XTECH (October 2020, 10). 2021th of February 1Browse.
  14. ^ "Rakuten Casa”. Rakuten Mobile (May 2021, 5). 2021th of February 5Browse.
  15. ^ "Rakuten Mobile and MVNO users can select plans other than "Rakuten UN-LIMIT"”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2020, 3). 2020th of February 3Browse.
  16. ^ Frequently asked questions about the transition from Rakuten Mobile (docomo line / au line) to Rakuten line(Rakuten Mobile)
  17. ^ "Rakuten UN-LIMIT VI”. Rakuten Mobile. 2021th of February 4Browse.
  18. ^ Rakuten Link - Google Play
  19. ^ Rakuten Link - App Store
  20. ^ "Summary of mobile routers and home routers that can use Rakuten Mobile MNO (UN-LIMIT)”. Wi-Fi Forest. 2020th of February 12Browse.
  21. ^ "Rakuten Mobile's eSIM is compatible with "iPhone" and "Pixel 4" No operation guarantee”. ITmedia Mobile (July 2020, 4). 2020th of February 4Browse.
  22. ^ Rakuten Mobile's "Rakuten Link" iOS version is now availableMobile Phone Watch, September 2020, 7
  23. ^ Using iPhone with Rakuten Mobile (Rakuten Line) | Customer Support | Rakuten Mobile
  24. ^ Finally, the latest iPhone is on sale from Rakuten Mobile!Official support for operation on existing iPhones,ASCII.jp, May 2021, 4
  25. ^ About Rakuten line support of iPhone equipped with iOS 14.4 or later, Rakuten Mobile, April 2021, 4
  26. ^ Can I use an iPhone?(Rakuten Mobile)
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  31. ^ "Rakuten BIG s" from Rakuten Mobile, equipped with a 4-lens camera compatible with millimeter wavesMobile Phone Watch, September 2021, 4
  32. ^ Rakuten Mobile. “Rakuten line compatible products | Products | Rakuten Mobile”(Japanese). network.mobile.rakuten.co.jp. 2021th of February 2Browse.
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  44. ^ Rakuten Mobile. “AQUOS sense3 lite | Smartphone | Rakuten Mobile”(Japanese). network.mobile.rakuten.co.jp. 2021th of February 2Browse.
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注 釈

  1. ^ Outside of Japan, voice calls using standard calling apps are not available.
  2. ^ Since Rakuten UN-LIMIT 2.0 was announced before the official service started, it is not applied except for the roaming maximum capacity.
  3. ^ Applicable until April 2020, 4.

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