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cheap pocket wifi 2012/10/25 20:59
Hello,

I want to rent pocket wifi for a month
what is the cheapest company?
I only saw some about 10000 yen and that's to expensive for me

thank you

by gariben0  

Re: cheap pocket wifi 2012/10/26 09:00
If that's too expensive, I don't think you're going to find anything much cheaper... I rented one for 18 days and it was 9500 yen....
by John B digs Japan rate this post as useful

Re: cheap pocket wifi 2012/10/26 10:23
Industry standard rates are about 1000-1500 yen per day, so 10,000 yen for a month is quite cheap! You can see what rental services are available at Narita and compare prices here:

http://www.narita-airport.jp/en/guide/service/list/svc_19.html#t1

by yllwsmrf rate this post as useful

... 2012/10/26 11:35
Would a SIM suit? How much data do you need?
http://www.econnectjapan.com/

Enjoy your trip!

by GC3 rate this post as useful

Re: cheap pocket wifi 2012/10/26 13:28
Thank you
I already tried simcard but my iphone got a netlock so i cant use it
by gariben0 (guest) rate this post as useful

... 2012/10/26 13:35
I'd just unlock it, but that's up to you.

Are you already in Japan?

Apart from that I don't think you will find many cheaper options.

Can you link or name the company that offered a month for 10,000 yen?

by GC3 rate this post as useful

Re: cheap pocket wifi 2012/10/26 13:43
oh thank you
where can i unlock it ?

http://www.globaladvancedcomm.com/pocketwifi.html

this is about 13600 yen

by gariben0 rate this post as useful

Re: cheap pocket wifi 2012/10/26 13:47
I always use http://rentafonejapan.com/
Never had a problem.
by Maxius rate this post as useful

Re: cheap pocket wifi 2012/10/26 13:56
ah and yes I'm already in japan
by gariben0 rate this post as useful

... 2012/10/26 14:22
where can i unlock it ?

Google is your friend.

It may require a certain level of technical skill and you may need to jailbreak your phone which may be against your provider's rules and/or cause other issues etc.

Proceed at your own risk! (or just pay the money for Globaladvanced), or decide that you only need it for a certain part of your trip to reduce costs.

Where did you buy your iPhone? Is it with a German carrier? I thought it was easy to buy an iPhone in Germany that was not locked? Maybe ask your carrier (T-mobile?) if it is possible for it to be unlocked?

by GC3 rate this post as useful

Re: cheap pocket wifi 2012/10/26 15:50
I'd just unlock it, but that's up to you.

It's not quite that simple without knowing the particulars of the phone. You'll either need to have it done by the carrier (not always possible or free), need your own computer to jailbreak and unlock (only possible with certain basebands), or you might be able to use a gevy sim unlocker (again, they don't work with all basebands).

But if it is possible then you could get a prepaid sim for your phone and save a little bit of money depending on what your internet needs are. Prepaid cost between 3000 yen (unlimited data, no streaming or voip) to around 10000 yen (1gb cap, streaming and voip allowed). You actually might be best off getting two 14 day visitors sim's which would give you 2gb of data with no bandwidth cap for 8000 yen.

http://www.bmobile.ne.jp/lineup.html
http://www.bmobile.ne.jp/english/index.html

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