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 ( 1.5GB / 30 days 2,000JPY~ [about $19] )
2. OCN mobile ONE ( 100MB / day 3,218JPY / 7 days ~ [about $30] )
3. U-mobile ( 220MB / 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] )

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

1. mineo ( 1GB / month 3,300JPY~ [about $30] )

 

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 Cardb-mobile VISITOR SIM
Service Period14days
Sales Price2,380 JPY
Data Capacity of5GB / 21 days
SIM Card SizeStandard, micro, nano
Maximum SpeedLTE / 3G ( Best effort )
Sales LocationRetail store or Online store
Compatible DevicesList of devices
APN InformationAPN : 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 220 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 CardU-mobile Prepaid
Service Period7days / 15days / 30days
Sales Price2,200 JPY / 3,200 JPY / 3,900 JPY
Data Capacity of220MB / day
SIM Card SizeStandard, micro, nano
Maximum Speed225Mbps ( Best effort )
Sales LocationAirport and Hotels
Compatible DevicesList of devices ( Japanese )
APN InformationAPN : 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 220MB is about 6.6 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.

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