Recommended Prepaid SIM card for tourist in JAPAN

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Recommended Prepaid SIM card for tourist in JAPAN

The kind of SIM cards

It includes the following for the service handling Prepaid SIM in Japan.
It is divided among the Band which can be used.

LTE: Band 1 (2100MHz) / Band 19 (800MHz) / Band 21 (1500MHz)
3G: Band 1 (2100MHz) / Band 6/19 (800MHz)

1. IIJmio ( 1GB / 30 days 2,400JPY~ [about $22] )
2. OCN mobile ONE ( 100MB / day 3,218JPY / 7 days ~ [about $30] )
3. U-mobile ( 200MB / day 2,376JPY / 7 days ~ [about $21] )
4. mineo ( 1GB / month 3,300JPY~ [about $30] )
5. BIGLOBE SIM ( 3GB / month 4,900JPY~ [about $45] )
6. b-mobile ( 5GB / 21 days 3,480JPY [about $31] )
7. FREETEL ( 1GB / 7 days 2,280JPY [about $21] )

LTE: Band 18 (800MHz) / Band 1 (2100MHz) / Band 11 (1500MHz)

1. mineo ( 1GB / month 3,300JPY~ [about $33] )

 

For a list of carriers that have certified their LTE network on iPhone, refer to chart below.

>> Apple Official Website

 

Recommended SIM card

[No.1]  b-mobile VISITOR SIM

b-mobile VISITOR SIM

SIM Card b-mobile VISITOR SIM
Service Period 14days
Sales Price 2,380 JPY
Data Capacity of 5GB / 21 days
SIM Card Size Standard, micro, nano
Maximum Speed LTE / 3G ( Best effort )
Sales Location Retail store or Online store
Compatible Devices List of devices
APN Information APN : bmobile.ne.jp
User name : bmobile@4g
Password : bmobile
Auth type : PAP or CHAP (if available)
PDP type : IP (if required)

If it's considered by economy, it'll be prepaid SIM recommended most. While it's a little capacity of the 1GB in other SIM, then large volume of 5GB can use "b-mobile VISITOR SIM", so I afford. When having that 5 GB per 21 days, it's enough, isn't it?

When it's short, U-mobile can use it 200 MB a day, and where it's 2376 yen per 7 days will be recommendation. When I think in 21 days, the capacity per 1 day can use to "b-mobile VISITOR SIM" profitably.

It is possible to buy an SIM card at a Retail store ( AEON, Yodobashi Camera, BIC Camera) or a Online store ( Official site, Amazon.co.jp, Yodobashi.com ). When I order in official site, it costs 200 JPY, but it is also convenient that you can deliver to a hotel and the airport, right?

But the actual speed is not too popular. When giving priority to the price over speed, it will be a recommended SIM card.

 

[No.2]  U-mobile Prepaid

U-mobile Prepaid

SIM Card U-mobile Prepaid
Service Period 7days / 15days / 30days
Sales Price 2,200 JPY / 3,200 JPY / 3,900 JPY
Data Capacity of 200MB / day
SIM Card Size Standard, micro, nano
Maximum Speed 225Mbps ( Best effort )
Sales Location Airport and Hotels
Compatible Devices List of devices ( Japanese )
APN Information APN : umobile.jp
User name : umobile@umobile.jp
Password : umobile
Auth type : PAP or CHAP (if available)

When a stay in Japan is a short term on less than the 7th or long term on more than the 21th, U-mobile gets it. When it is converted into 1 month old, a thing as the capacity of 1 day 200MB is about 6 GB, so the good capacity can be used, can not it?

It's possible to buy an SIM card at the airport ( Haneda Airport, Fukuoka Airport, Narita Airport ) and a hotel ( Hotel New Otani, Hotel Monterey Kyoto ) and other.

When giving priority to the price over speed like b-mobile, it will be a recommended SIM card.