For Immediate Release
February 2, 1996

NTT Submits Telephone Call Rate Reduction Plan for Approval

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) announced that today it has submitted a long-distance call rate reduction plan to the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications for approval.

Under the plan, NTT will reduce the rate for daytime calls over 160 kilometers. This is the first step toward NTT's target to reduce the longest- distance call rate to 100 yen for three-minute calls by the year 2000. A comparison with the current rate follows:

Dial Call Rate for Subscriber Telephones
Type of call Number of seconds for 10 yen
CurrentAfter revision
Over 160 kmDaytime(8:00 a.m. -
7:00 p.m. on weekday)
10 seconds
(180 yen)
13 seconds
(140 yen)
Note: Numbers in parentheses are rates for three-minute calls.

NTT intends to implement the new rate March 19, 1996, after receiving approval from the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications.

Total reduction will be approximately 60 billion yen per year, and savings for a subscriber will be approximately 1,000 yen per year.