Sonera has agreed a GPRS roaming agreement with Japanese operator J-Phone that gives its users access to GPRS services when they are in Japan.
The roaming agreement lets subscribers keep their own SIM and phone number whilst in Japan, although users will have to buy or rent a WCDMA handset to work on the host operators' 3G network.
Janne Pesu, director of TeliaSonera Finland, said, "Japan is a roaming country that has been long desired and waited for. Our data services can now also be used in the Japanese third-generation mobile network. This is an important step towards global mobile services."
Once they have acquired themselves a second phone, subscribers will be able to access normal voice services, including call barring and forwarding, as