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Launch of au WALLET, the new standard for E-money from au Users can earn points and use au WALLET in approximately 38.1 million stores that accept MasterCard (R) worldwide

1. Overview 

In conjunction with the launch of the au WALLET service, the new au WALLET Card is a new prepaid E-money card that can be charged and used to shop in approximately 38.1 million stores that accept MasterCard (R) worldwide [1] such as convenience stores, drug stores, restaurants, apparel stores, amusement facilities, and online stores.

  • [1]
    Source: Nilson Report, March 2014. Not available in some stores.
    A 4% overseas service fee is incurred for overseas use.

(1) au WALLET Card

1) au WALLET Card specifications

Number of accepting stores
  • Approx. 38.1 million stores that accept MasterCard (R) worldwide
  • Stores that accept WebMoney: Approx. 2000 stores nationwide
  • This service utilizes the MasterCard (R) payment system achieved through a collaboration with WebMoney, Japan's largest server-managed E-money service, and Credit Saison Co.,Ltd.
Master Card Web Money
Conditions for earning points 1 point/¥200
  • Points earned awarded according to the amount purchased with the card
Charging method au Simple Payment, Jibun Bank, au Shops (cash), charging with WALLET points or au points, credit card
Validity period of card 60 months
  • Validity period of card renewed with automatic issuing and issuing processing of new card
Charging limit ¥100,000 (up to ¥25,000 per charge)
Application Required
Issuing conditions au mobile phone, au HIKARI, au HIKARI Chura subscribers
  • Cannot be issued if au mobile phone user registration indicates corporate contract
Issuing processing fee Free
Approval process None

2) Charging details

[Charging method]
MethodUnitUsage conditions
au Shop Charge with cash at au Shop counter ¥500, ¥1,000 to ¥10,000 (in ¥1,000 increments)
¥15,000, ¥20,000, ¥25,000
None
  • Available to anyone
au Simple Payment Set from au WALLET website or au WALLET app ¥1,000 to ¥20,000 (in ¥1,000 increments)
  • Available limit set dependant on age and monthly number of line contracts
Payment of KDDI communication charges is by bank transfer or with specified credit card [2].
Jibun Bank ¥5,000, ¥7,000, ¥10,000, ¥15,000, ¥25,000 Customers with Jibun Bank account
Credit card ¥3,000, ¥5,000, ¥7,000, ¥10,000, ¥15,000, ¥25,000 Credit cards with MasterCard (R) mark. Credit cards with Visa mark issued by Credit Saison or UC Card.
WALLET points
au points
¥100 to ¥20,000
(in ¥100 increments)
WALLET points: 1P=¥1
au points: 1.2P=¥1
Charging from points available once per month.
  • Customers who are minors can only charge using WALLET points
[Automatic charging]
MethodUnitUsage conditions
au Simple Payment Set from au WALLET website or au WALLET app ¥1,000 to ¥20,000 (in ¥1,000 increments)
  • Available limit set dependant on age and monthly number of line contracts
Payment of KDDI communication charges is by bank transfer or with specified credit card
  • Process fee is free for all charging methods
  • [2]
    MUFG card (MasterCard/Visa), DC card, NICOS card, Saison card (MasterCard/Visa/JCB)

(2) Earn WALLET points and use them anywhere [3]

In conjunction with the au WALLET service, a new au WALLET point program will be launched. Users can earn point by using au WALLET Card for shopping in online and conventional stores.
Along with their daily shopping, users can earn monthly points according to monthly charges and other communication charges for mobile phones [4]. Earned points can be used as money for online shopping and purchasing mobile phones, and for shopping in stores by charging the au WALLET Card. Points can also be used for au communication charges. [5]

  • [3]
    Earning and using points not available in some stores and for some services.
  • [4]
    Setting of au ID or application to au WALLET Card required.
  • [5]
    Use for au communication charges scheduled to begin from August 2014. Conditions apply for the application and use of au WALLET.

1) About earning WALLET points

Amount usedPoints
In accordance to communication charge payment ¥1,000 (excluding tax) 10 points
Using au WALLET Card ¥200 (including tax) 1 point
Using au Simple Payment ¥100 (including tax) 1 point
  • Earned points for au Simple Payment are earned on payment of total communication charges or for payment using au WALLET Card. Points are not earned by charging au WALLET Card.

2) Point advantage stores

Cooperation with the following partner corporations and point advantage stores are established so that au WALLET service users can enjoy shopping even more.
Users can earn more WALLET points than they would in regular stores by shopping at point advantage stores.

In order to enjoy online shopping with WALLET points even more, the new daily commodity and grocery corner, "EVERY MART," which is taking on the challenge of being the industry's most affordable, is scheduled to launch from June 5, 2014 in the au Shopping Mall. Also, shopping in all au Shopping Mall stores will earn users from 1 to 40 points on every ¥100 (including tax) they spend.

[List of point advantage stores] (random order, as of May 8, 2014)
Convenience store

Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd.
<7-Eleven>

2 points/¥200

Drug store

Matsumoto Kiyoshi Holdings Co., Ltd.
<Matsumoto Kiyoshi and other stores>

3 points/¥200


  • Can also be used for applicable Matsumoto Kiyoshi brands. (Not available for all brands)
Restaurants

COCO'S JAPAN CO., LTD.
<COCO'S>

3 points/¥200



COLOWIDE EAST JAPAN CO.,LTD
<AMATARO, Hokkaido, La Pausa>

3 points/¥200


  • Can also be used for applicable COLOWIDE EAST JAPAN brands. (Not available for all brands)

ATOM Corporation
<Steak Miya, Nigiri no Tokube, and other restaurants>

3 points/¥200


  • Can also be used for applicable ATOM Corporation brands. (Not available for all brands)
Book store

KINOKUNIYA COMPANY LTD.
<Books Kinokuniya>

3 points/¥200

Movie theater

TOHO CINEMAS LTD.
<TOHO CINEMAS>

3 points/¥200

Amusement facilities

DAIICHIKOSHO CO.,LTD.
<BIG ECHO, BIG ECHO 25, Matsuri Iccho & BIG ECO, and other locations>

3 points/¥200


  • Can also be used for applicable DAIICHIKOSHO brands. (Not available for all brands)

RUNSYSTEM CO.,LTD.
<Space Create>

3 points/¥200

Sporting goods

Victoria Inc.
<Victoria, Victoria Golf, L-Breath>

3 points/¥200

Sport facility

ACCORDIA GOLF co.,Ltd.
<ACCORIDA GOLF>

3 points/¥200

  • Posted content current as of May 8, 2014.
  • Point advantage stores and their benefits are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Number of additional WALLET points earned for every ¥200 (including tax) may differ depending on point advantage store.
  • Earned WALLET points are added at a later date. It may take up to 2 months to add points.
  • For details of point advantage stores, visit the au WALLET website scheduled to be posted at a later date.

(3) More convenient shopping by linking with au smartphones

To use au WALLET even more conveniently, the au WALLET app will be released on May 21, 2014. The au WALLET app provides functions that allow users to check remaining amounts and points, and easily charge their au WALLET. Users can also check point advantage stores and get recommended information from the app.

After launching the au WALLET service, features to deliver campaign information, new point advantage store information, and other exciting information to customers are scheduled to be provided.
au mobile phone, au HIKARI, and au HIKARI Chura customers can use the same features on the au WALLET website.

<App image>

TOP screen Charging screen Point menu Point advantage store information

<App icon>

au WALLET

  • Compatible OS: AndroidTM OS 4.0 or later/iOS 6.1.3 or later
  • For Android (TM), only distributed to au smartphones. Tablets scheduled to be supported.
  • Screens are for Android (TM) screens and may differ from actual screen. For details on supported models, visit the au WALLET website.

2. Application start date

May 21, 2014

  • Advance application on au WALLET website will start from May 8, 2014.
    ( Advance application for some au HIKARI and au HIKARI Chura customers will start from May 9, 2014.)

3. How to apply

  • Advance application from May 8, 2014
    (1) Internet
    Open link in a new windowApply from au WALLET website
  • Application from May 21, 2014
    (2) In stores
    1) If applying at the same time as making a new au contract or changing models
    Apply at au Shops, PiPit, or stores carrying au products
    2) If applying only for au WALLET Card
    Apply at au Shops or PiPit
    (3) Phone (au Customer Center)
    From au phones - No area code required 157 (toll free)
    From regular phones 0077-7-111 (toll free)

4. Service logo

au WALLET

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