As a student in Japan, you’ll need to be contactable via a Japanese phone number. Since public WiFi is scarce in Japan, you’ll need a SIM to get data on your phone.
Our partner Mobal offers you a great deal on your Japanese SIM card. You can get more benefits with your SIM card than a Japanese person when you buy a Mobal Voice & Data SIM!
Here’s what you get:
- A real Japanese phone number (starting with 07, 08 or 09)
- Super fast 4G LTE data with a choice of data plans to suit your needs
- Free incoming calls & texts
- Free calls to other Mobal/Softbank phone numbers (available 20 hours a day)
You get all the above without the complicated terms and conditions usually found at Japanese SIM card shops. Here are a few more advantages:
- No minimum contract
- No Termination Fees
- No Activation Fees
- No Taxes
Not only can you now get the same deal as Japanese people get with a regular Voice & Data SIM but you can get this without a 2-year contract or early termination fee. As an overseas resident you are exempt from paying Japanese consumption tax which rose from 8% to 10% in October 2019. So that’s already a 10% saving!
Visit the Mobal website now to order your SIM with free delivery before you arrive in Japan. Alternatively, reserve your SIM for collection upon arrival. Collection points include major airports (Narita/Haneda/Kansai/Fukuoka/Nagoya/Sendai) as well as downtown locations in Tokyo/Osaka/Nagoya/Kyoto, etc.
To order, make sure you have the following:
- An unlocked smartphone
- A Debit/Credit Card or PayPal account for SIM purchase (cash payment options available after initial payment)
- Passport if you decide to collect your SIM or if you would like the SIM card delivered to you overseas, relevant ID (these ID vary from country to country and more information is available on the Mobal website).
It’s also worth mentioning that the majority of profits earned by Mobal are donated to charity. By using a Mobal SIM you help provide school meals for children in need in Malawi, Africa, as well as vulnerable children attending a Tokyo-based after-school meal programme. Click here for more details.