NTT DOCOMO says the number of subscribers to DCMX, its credit payment service launched just three years ago, has topped 10 million in Japan.
DCMX is a service brand for DOCOMO-issued credit cards, which enables subscribers to make purchases using their mobile phones as credit cards via iD, DOCOMO’s branded mobile payment platform for handsets equipped with contactless IC cards. For security, DOCOMO’s Osaifu-Keitai phones can be locked remotely over the wireless network if misplaced or stolen.
The rapid growth of DCMX, the company says, was helped by the popularization of Osaifu-Keitai and iD reader/writer terminals as well as its customer loyalty program. Currently, more than 30 million DOCOMO customers use Osaifu-Keitai-compatible handsets and about 60% of all DOCOMO customers are using Osaifu-Keitai services. As of July 31 there were approximately 420,000 iD readers/writers nationwide.