This series of reviews is dedicated to mobal, an interesting SIM card vendor.
They basically provide plans for both travelers and residents, which is a huge advantage compared to their competitors. In addition, the choice of the maximum usage period of the SIM cards proposed is kind of impressive. Indeed, you can use your SIM card for 8, 16, 30, 60 days and more !
But the most powerful argument of this vendor is definitely the data amount. It is apparently unlimited with possibility to be used for tethering.
Tethering may be useful especially for SIM card with unlimited data because those are sometimes a bit expensive. That is to say, if you are going to Tokyo with someone else, you may consider buying only one SIM card for two that you could use with a rental pocket wifi in order to share your connection, and divide the price by two.
|Name||Japan Tourist SIM|
|Max. usage period||8 days|
|SIM type||Standard / Nano / Micro|
|Need for a contract||No|
|SMS / MMS||Not available|
|Compatibility with iPhone||Yes|
|Compatibility with Android||Yes|
|Support / Help desk||?|
Japan Tourist SIM is definitely a good option for travelers thanks to its unlimited data and tethering availability.
However, this is good to note that if you use more than 3GB per day, your network speed may actually decrease for one to two days.
If you are to stay for a week and that you do not want to take the risk to see your connection speed decreasing, you may opt for an other vendor. For example, the “Nippon SIM for Japan” linked below offers 8GB for 8 days for cheaper.
Where can I buy this SIM ?
Please refer to the “Where to buy ?” section of the website for more details about physical shops selling SIM cards in Japan.
Otherwise, you can buy this SIM on the websites listed below.
Please feel free to compare the specs. of this SIM card with any other reviewed in the “SIM cards” section of the website.