Japan Data SIM Card
Unlimited data at 4G/LTE speeds (where available)
15 days of service
Secure, personal data access
Japan Data SIM Card
Our SIM card for Japan is the perfect solution for travelers who want to avoid poor service and high roaming fees from US and Canadian cellular providers, provided they even offer service in Japan . The service offers unlimited data for your cell phone or tablet and is compatible with any unlocked cell phone or tablet. Simply insert the SIM, enter the APN (which takes about a minute) and you are ready to use your device on Docomo, Japan's extremely fast and largest network. The SIM is valid for 15 days from the day you first start to use it.
Please note, although this is a data only SIM, you can make and receive calls using a calling app such as WhatsApp, Skype or other in order to make and receive calls which are considerably less expensive anyway than direct dialing.
Hotspot and Tethering
The SIM card is also compatible with a mobile hotspot and allows you to use your personal hotspot (tethering) on your device. This is a great way to be able to get data for any other device you may have such as a laptop or tablet.
Plug and Play
The service is plug and play which means that you simply insert it in your unlocked device, set the APN as per the instructions we provide along with the SIM and the service will immediately start to work virtually anywhere in Japan. Please note that new Verizon LTE phones are initially locked for 60 days upon purchase and then are automatically unlocked. If you are not sure, please check with your carrier. Most other carrier's phones such as AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are locked. If your service is with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or another carrier, please check with them to see if your phone is unlocked or can be unlocked. If you purchased your iPhone directly through Apple, it is unlocked. Please check with your carrier as policies may change.
Japan Data SIM card Frequently Asked Questions
How do I activate my SIM card?
Your SIM is ready to go as soon as you arrive in Japan and enter you APN settings as per the instructions provided with the SIM card.
How do I know if my phone is unlocked?
You cannot tell physically if your cell phone is unlocked. If you are with AT&T and you put a different SIM card (such as T-Mobile) in and it picks up a network, it is unlocked. Conversely, if you put another SIM card in and it says, "enter subsidy code" or similar, it is locked. Call your carrier to check to see if your phone is unlocked or if it qualifies for being unlocked. Please note that all Verizon iPhone 5, 6, 7, 8, X and 11 when purchased through the carrier are initially locked for the first 60 days and all phones purchased directly through Apple are unlocked.
Why don't I just purchase a SIM card when I get to Japan
If you have time on your hands to spare and you speak Japanese, buying one locally is a feasible option but it is certainly advantageous to be able access with service as soon as you land.
How good is the coverage?
Japan has coverage literally almost anywhere - even in subways..
Why don't I just use free Wi Fi?
Some people rarely need to use the internet. If you only need to check your emails once a day or less, then this might be a good alternative to you. Remember that free Wi Fi is not always fast, nor is it reliable, nor is it secure.
More questions? Call us at 800.287.5072 and we will be glad to be of assistance..