Posted by Kmcgregor1 on 12/2/2017 at 22:40
I'm travelling to Japan this Friday for 11 days and will be arriving around 7pm.
Is it possible to buy a prepaid SIM at Narita airport? Anyone done this and remember how much they paid?
I only want to access maps, whatsapp and check places to go when I'm out and about.
I also was reading about pocket WiFI, is this generally cheaper than a prepaid SIM? Can I rent one at Narita airport?
Appreciate any help on getting connected when I arrive.
Many thanks :)
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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/2/2017 at 23:59 admin
I bought a couple on arrival at Haneda in December and I assume you'll be able to buy at Narita as well. I think it was this one, but I'm not 100% sure.
The sim card about US$30 and came with 2-3 gig of data, but no calls (could use Skype though) and it worked fine. Was able to top up with credit card as I went.
The set-up was quite finicky, you need to change a few settings on your phone to get it to work, but the staffer helped me out (I have an unlocked iPhone).
I didn't try the mobile router thing, though they were available.
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Posted by Kmcgregor1 on 13/2/2017 at 03:37
That's fab thank you for the info. I've been told there are kiosks at the airport so I'll hopefully find something.
I have offline maps so probably the only thing I'll be interested in is getting to my hostel ;)
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Posted by sherryhuang0818 on 16/2/2017 at 01:46
I dont have SIM card experience but rent a pocket WiFi in Japan before.
very convenient, inexpensive, the point is very easy to use. haha
Maybe you can try https://goo.gl/sdoubj
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Posted by Abel on 17/4/2017 at 11:17
My friend travel next month to japan and needs a Japan SIM Card, it's possible to buy online from spain?
Thanks in advance !
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