Japan sim

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  1. Mr B

    Mr B Member

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    Any recommendations for a SIM card for japan for a ~two week trip?

    Seems like a few options to get one delivered in aus. Looks like a data only sim might be the go, and use line app or similar for messaging and talk.

    Your experience/recommendations appreciated.
     
  2. fredhoon

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    Check the Japan Japan! thread, this Q&A has been done several times over. Also the Japan Guide website has good info.

    Personally I'd recommend a Data SIM unless you need to call and message locals on their phones. I can't remember which company I used on my last trip, it used the SoftBank network (better coverage for where I stay) and didn't have any restrictions using a VoIP soft phone, other communication apps like Line & WhatsApp work as expected.
     
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    Thanks fredhoon- hadn’t thought of that thread and it hadn’t come up in my searches.

    A couple of light recommendations buried in that thread but not conclusive.

    Ended up ordering data only through simsdirect, looks ok and will have our group on Whatsapp and maybe Line.

    Cheers
     
  4. Stooge007

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    i recently used simsdirect for Malaysia/Hong Kong, very happy with it for the price
     
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    Just a follow up, simsdirect worked well indeed. A little bit of mucking around with settings but all in the instructions.

    Prompt deliver as well. Would buy again.
     
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