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Best travel SIM in Japan (speech + data)
February 12, 2013
I'm searching for the best SIM card for a one month stay in Japan. I've already found
(1 GB/30 days, only data @ 4100 Yen), but I would prefer an option including SMS/speech.
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Actually, I'm leaving for Japan today, (for a 3week stay), and my best option ended up being Verizon's
(mostly because of the timing of my flights, and the fact that I will be in rural areas and unable to coordinate the pickup/purchase of a simcard).
I mostly wanted a data plan for google translate as well as google maps, but also the ability to make calls/send texts.
However, here's the research that I did:
This seems to be the best option if you only need to use data communication, which costs JPY 4,000 (about USD $50) for 14-days unlimited use. You can pick it up at airports. Downside is obviously that it does not have voice service…
If you need both data and voice service, you can buy a SIM card. It might be expensive though, if you use data heavily.
You can also rent a SIM card, instead of buying it. The service provider, Softbank, is one of the major wireless carriers in Japan, but this also might be expensive.
on February 12, 2013 [
bmobile has a voice and data SIM too, but I don't know if it is for sale to non-Japan residents.
on February 13, 2013
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