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Internet SIM Card

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Internet SIM Card

Hi, I saw another post for getting mobile internet

http://www.bmobile.ne.jp/sim/

Try this. 3000yen for 30days usage.

unlimited

300Kbps in both upstream and downstream

Any idea where can I make the purchase when I land in Kansai airport? (and mobile call prepaid too?)

b-mobile3G · 4G

Straight-line package 1GB (SIM standard) 30 days or

Until I reach the 1GB

b Market Price 3,480 yen (tax included)

5.7Mbps ※ (3G) uplink maximum 14Mbps / maximum downlink

b-mobile4G chameleon SIM

High-speed straight-line SIM standard package Days 21 ※ 3GB 5,800 yen (tax included)

5.7Mbps ※ (3G) uplink maximum 14Mbps / maximum downlink

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1. Re: Internet SIM Card

See the official b-mobile information.

http://www.bmobile.ne.jp/english/14days.html

http://www.bmobile.ne.jp/english/1gb.html

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2. Re: Internet SIM Card

need an address to deliver it then

Thanks, cheers!

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3. Re: Internet SIM Card

Same question answered numerous times.

3000 yen card must be ordered online through Japanese language site, must be activated with a Japanese mobile phone or pay 2500 for activation.

English website version does not require activation, but valid only for 14 days instead of 30, and costs more.

You cannot use VoIP, Skype voice etc on the U300 card. Actual download speed for 1GB is ~2Mbps

You order online and have it delivered to your hotel, on a specific day within a specific time slot as specified by you.

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4. Re: Internet SIM Card

I have used the bMobile 30day U300 during my Feb trip to Hokkaido and Kyushu early this year.

I have also used the 14day 1gb data sim card on my recent Sep trip to Kansai region as well.

All in all, if you are only going on a short trip, then 14day version is sufficient. Since it automatically activates on the 2nd day of the delivery, therefore we don't need to go through the hassle of getting a japanese line to activate it. But then again, it also means that you have to plan the delivery date somewhat accurately with your arrival date at Japan.

As for the bMobile U300, my hubby managed to get our Sapporo hotel's reception staff to help. But it was quite complicated, therefore the hotel staff spent quite awhile to even understand what is going on before he can help us. And then had to wait quite awhile (about 1hr?) before the card activates.

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5. Re: Internet SIM Card

Try this site:

http://www.econnectjapan.com/

1gb last 30 days

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6. Re: Internet SIM Card

econnect is just re-selling B-mobile product at a huge premium.

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7. Re: Internet SIM Card

For voice SIM - seems like softbank is the only choice to get an prepaid SIM for voice?

Anyone use it and the rate is reasonable? Need to prebook?

www.softbank-rental.jp/e/rental-plan-ib03.php

If I turn off the data on my iphone and only use it as a voice only local phone - (incoming call is free)

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8. Re: Internet SIM Card

You cannot legally buy or activate any prepaid voice SIM card in Japan as a tourist, including softbank.

There are several companies in Japan from which you can rent voice SIM cards. One of them is softbank.

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