SoftBank is one of Japan’s major Internet provider.
They basically provide any kind of service related with smartphones and Internet.
Most of their products however need to be contracted, which may be inconvenient for short-term tourists willing to use Internet immediately, without queuing in a shop and especially for those who do not speak Japanese.
However, I recently discovered that SoftBank also provides a contract-free prepaid SIM card, which kind of surprised me honestly.
|Name||SoftBank prepaid SIM|
|Max. usage period||Until July, 10th. 2020|
|SIM type||Standard / Nano / Micro|
|Need for a contract||No|
|SMS / MMS||N/A|
|Compatibility with iPhone||Yes|
|Compatibility with Android||N/A|
|Support / Help desk||・Available 24h/365days in English and Chinese|
・Available from 9 AM to 6 PM in Japanese
Because of the amount of data and the long usage period, I would definitely recommend this SIM card for back packers or any person willing to stay in Japan more than two weeks.
Again, this is clearly targeting SNS and Internet heavy users. If you are not watching YouTube everyday, you may prefer other SIM cards with fewer data and cheaper than this one.
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.