Rakuten Mobile Releases Original Wi-Fi Router, Rakuten WiFi Pocket

- Design features official Rakuten mascot Okaimono Panda; Campaigns offer customers the chance to purchase device for practically zero yen and use one year of service free of charge.

Tokyo, December 8, 2020 – Rakuten Mobile, Inc. today announced the release of the Rakuten WiFi Pocket, an original mobile Wi-Fi router available for purchase online from 9 a.m. today on the official Rakuten Mobile site, and at Rakuten Mobile stores around the country from December 25. Available in 2 color variations, Black and White, the Rakuten WiFi Pocket features a design incorporating the official Rakuten mascot Okaimono Panda.

To celebrate the launch of the Rakuten WiFi Pocket, a campaign will be held in which customers who sign up for a Rakuten UN-LIMIT V*1 contract bundled with the device and answer a questionnaire at the time of purchase can buy the device for practically zero yen. In addition, customers who sign up for a new contract are eligible for the campaign offering 3 million subscribers the first full year of service free of monthly fees launched in March 2020, offering customers unlimited data for one year*2, *3.

The Rakuten WiFi Pocket

The Rakuten WiFi Pocket is equipped with a high-capacity battery that offers up to 10 hours*4 of connectivity, ideal for extended use wherever internet access is required. And it is easy to use: Users can connect to Wi-Fi by simply scanning the QR code displayed on the screen of the Rakuten WiFi Pocket with a smartphone or other device.

Customers who connect to the Rakuten WiFi Pocket from their own smartphone can use the unlimited data that comes with their Rakuten UN-LIMIT V service plan when in the Rakuten network area free of charge for one year. This allows customers to try out the Rakuten Mobile network before switching.

Main features of the Rakuten WiFi Pocket

  • 4G LTE. Max download speed: 150Mbps; Max upload speed: 50Mbps*5
  • Design featuring the official Rakuten mascot Okaimono Panda
  • 3,000mAh battery. Up to 10 hours of connectivity.
  • A curved design that fits in the palm of the hand
  • Easy to connect by QR code
  • Price: 9,980 yen (including tax)

Price and sales channels

Release date

  • Online: From 9 a.m. on December 8, 2020
  • In stores: From December 25, 2020 (Available from the time each store opens)
  • Price: 9,980 yen (including tax)

Rakuten WiFi Pocket product page:

https://network.mobile.rakuten.co.jp/product/internet/rakuten-wifi-pocket/ (Japanese only)

Overview of the campaigns

Rakuten WiFi Pocket 0 yen campaign

Campaign period:

Online: From 9 a.m., December 8, 2020 (Date campaign ends to be decided)

In store: From December 25, 2020 (Date campaign ends to be decided)

Eligible customers: Customers who sign up for a Rakuten WiFi Pocket and Rakuten UN-LIMIT V contract

* Customers who only purchase the Rakuten WiFi Pocket are not eligible for the campaign.

Reward: Customers can purchase the Rakuten WiFi Pocket for 1 yen (tax included). Standard price is 9,980 yen (tax included).

Campaign rewarding customers with 1 Rakuten Point for answering a questionnaire

Campaign period: From 9:00 a.m., December 8, 2020 (Campaign starts on December 8, 2020 for both online and in-store customers. Available from the time each store opens for in-store customers. Date campaign ends to be decided.)

Eligible customers: Customers who sign up for a Rakuten UN-LIMIT V contract, a smartphone or a Wi-Fi router.

Reward: 1 Rakuten Point will be awarded at a later date.

Rakuten WiFi Pocket Campaign Page:

https://network.mobile.rakuten.co.jp/campaign/rakuten-wifi-pocket/ (Japanese only)

*1 Please see the following site for details about the price of the Rakuten UN-LIMIT V service plan:

https://network.mobile.rakuten.co.jp/fee/un-limit/detail/ (Japanese only)

*2 Unlimited when connected to Rakuten Mobile’s base stations. Depending on service usage, restrictions on transmission speed may be implemented. Customers can use up to 5GB of data/month in the domestic roaming partner network area. If data usage in the domestic partner network area exceeds the data allocation, data transmission speeds in the domestic partner network area will be limited to a maximum of 1Mbps.

*3 For 3 million customers. One line per customer. Charges apply for products purchased, option fees and others. Depending on the status of applications, the number of eligible customers may change.

*4 Connectivity time (Wi-Fi) depends on the level of usage and usage environment.

*5 Transmission speed is best effort (the maximum speed of the standard). Actual transmission speeds may vary depending on the network environment and conditions.

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