Tokyo-based Tower Records Japan and credit-card company Mitsui Sumitomo Card are launching a new mobile phone-based payment service that be used by subscribers to leading telecom NTT DoCoMo's "mobile

Tokyo-based Tower Records Japan and credit-card company Mitsui Sumitomo Card are launching a new mobile phone-based payment service that be used by subscribers to leading telecom NTT DoCoMo's "mobile wallet" mobile feature.

The new "iD" service can be used at Tower's 81 stores nationwide starting June 12.

DoCoMo bought a 42% stake in Tower Records Japan last November.