1 July 2014

NTT offers traveller's SIM with 100MB a day for 14 days in Japan

Source: OCN website.
NTT Communications (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group, has introduced a prepaid LTE data service, the OCN mobile ONE Prepaid SIM for Visitor. The service allows business travellers visiting Japan to enjoy up to 100MB of data per day for 14 days.

The package has a list price of JPY3,500 excluding tax, and offers maximum download speeds of 150 Mbps (uploads at 50 Mbps) nationwide. Speeds fall after the 100 MB limit every day to 200 Kbps till midnight of that day.

Source: NTT.

A website is available in English and Japanese, with Chinese supported from July. The manual is available in Chinese (traditional and simplified), English, Korean, Japanese and Thai, and a helpdesk supports Chinese, English, Korean and Japanese.

The SIM card can be purchased outside of Japan and picked up upon arrival in Japan at one of several airport post offices (Narita, Haneda, Kansai, Chubu Centrair, New-Chitose, Fukuoka, Kagoshima or Naha) or at selected hotels.

Those already in Japan can buy the prepaid SIM card from a vending machine at Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu or at an XCom Global counter at Narita, Haneda, Kansai or Chubu Centrair airports.

Sales in Hong Kong and Taiwan are planned in the coming months in partnership with Kadokawa. Additional purchase points, including vending machines, travel agents and hotels, are expected to be added.

As a further convenience, including access to unrestricted data, travellers are encouraged to download the app for the Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi service which is provided by NTT-BP, an NTT Group company. The service provides access to about 19,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots around Japan, including at major airports, stations and shops.