NTT DoCoMo loses 40K subscribers to iPhone 5
Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has snubbed the iPhone to date. But that may not be an option anymore.
NTT DoCoMo lost 40,800 subscribers in November, acknowledging that it’s due to customer flight to the iPhone 5, according to Japan’s Nikkei business daily.
For Japan’s largest mobile-phone carrier, it was the first monthly drop in over five years.
NTT DoCoMo made no bones about blaming its shrinking subscriber base on customers opting for the iPhone 5 at rival carriers.
The company does not offer the iPhone, while rivals Softbank and KDDI do. Both of those carriers posted…
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