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Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/1/31 08:49
Japan for about 28 days. I will be in several parts of the country. Pocket WiFi or SIM card for my iPhone is recommended?
by Bran85  

Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/1/31 17:40
It really depends on your own preferences. I don't like changing my SIM card, so usually get a pocket wifi; others don't like carrying the wifi unit, so prefer SIM cards. SIM is usually also cheaper.
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Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/1/31 20:31
WiFi for me.
by John B digs Japan rate this post as useful

Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/1/31 21:50
My recent experience would suggest SIM card where you can buy additional metas as you go.

I used up 7GB of a WiFi which came with an apartment I was staying in less than 10 days. Okay some TCS and work mails.

My husband in summer last year also managed to use his WiFi up in about 3 weeks.

If that happens to you, you are w/o internet and need to get a new WiFi. While with Sims you can buy more as you go. (Depending on the type of plan you select).
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Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/1/31 22:34
One can get unlimited data on MiFi as well, as I usually do. I use Global Advanced Comm.
by John B digs Japan rate this post as useful

Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/2/1 07:23
Hi, Bran85.

I'm a Japanese working in Tokyo for over a decade.
Let me answer to you from my experience and knowledge.


>Pocket WiFi or SIM card for my iPhone is recommended?

As someone already replied to you, it depends on your travel style and preferences.

So, I just put two (almost) comprehensive lists for pocket WiFi routers and data SIM cards with which you can compare several important things such as price, data capacitiy, and data speed.


Rental Pocket Wifi Service in Japan
https://prepaidsim.visitjapanplaces.com/wifi

A Carefully Selected List of Prepaid SIM Cards Available in Japan
https://prepaidsim.visitjapanplaces.com/prepaidsim


Hope you'll have a wonderful experience in Japan.
by Gatigati rate this post as useful

Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/2/1 09:24
SIM card
Phone compatibility,
phone setting may change due to swapping SIM card,
Only connect one device, your phone (unless your phone can do tethering)
Cheaper, only pay for SIM card.

Pocket wifi
connect your phone to wifi like normal,
no phone compatibility issue,
you need to carry extra (phone + pocket wifi)
more expensive since you pay for SIM and pocket wifi rental.
multiple device connection.

Connection wise both will be the same, maybe pocket slightly better.
Pocket wifi is good/cost effective if you travel in group, everyone just share one.
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Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/2/1 10:12
I have the cheapest of phone,I can tether my phone data to a laptop,most Americans Telecom frown on tethering
by Supremeliberal (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/2/1 21:11
Thanks everyone. I think I will go with a pocket WiFi since my device isnft unlocked to use globally for a sim. Nevertheless.. global communication seems to be the best one out there but I came across Foxwifi which seems to be drastically cheaper. Anyone heard of these guys?

https://foxwifi.tokyo/en
by Bran85 rate this post as useful

Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/2/5 22:43
We used this one recently. No caps, no speed limiting, unlimited and fast. It also came with the powerbank which we used to charge our phones as well as the Wi-Fi unit. https://www.japan-wireless.com/en
by Sal1980 rate this post as useful

Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/2/6 11:38
Their should be a lots of free WiFi spots in Japan Google Free Japan WiFi location
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Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/2/6 11:55
Free WiFi spots? Forget them. There are some, but not enough to depend on. And when you do find a free WiFi spot, it's used to the max and you cannot sign on. Your hotel should have free WiFi, if that is all you need.
by UIS (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/2/6 11:56
https://foxwifi.tokyo

These guys seem like the cheapest.. please let
Me know if anyone knows about this brand
by Bran85 rate this post as useful

Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/2/8 14:07
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by johndevid4 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Pocket WiFi or SIM card? 2019/2/9 11:26
I read a forum comment that said to avoid Fox Wifi because their reviews are staged - they dug back into the IT specifics and found them to be fake. Take this as an alert that they shouldn't be trusted!

I've used a couple of different companies over my three trips, and am always looking for new deals, and have found this company to be cheap and reliable: http://www.gmobile.biz/softbank/inbound/ I used them on my last trip (July 2018) and had no issues, and plan to use them again this April.
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