Stay Connected: Top 3 Pocket Wi-Fi Rental Services in Japan

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  • You’re travelling to Japan but you can’t use a roaming feature for your phone. Now, what should you do?

    One of the must-dos while travelling to Japan is obtaining a pocket Wi-Fi. A pocket Wi-Fi is a must when travelling to and around Japan so you can communicate with your friends online and easily use google map when you need directions or when you’re lost. Although Japan has an LTE technology available across the country and there is lately an increase in public Wi-Fi spots, the absolute best is still to rent a pocket Wi-Fi. But first, what is a pocket Wi-Fi?

    Pocket Wi-Fi

    A pocket Wi-Fi is a mini router without cables. You can easily connect to the network using a password. You can also simply have it in your bag while you’re using it.

    Here are three great choices for renting a pocket Wi-Fi:

    1. CDJapan

    CDJapan offers different types of pocket Wi-Fi – one of which has a maximum download speed of 150Mbps and a maximum upload speed of 50Mbps. You can connect 10 devices to their pocket Wi-Fi. It costs 450 yen per day for 7 days if you choose the most reasonable plan. Their other plans include a 5-day plan for 2,750 yen and a 30-day plan for only 6,000 yen. They actually offer four kinds of pocket Wi-Fi. For finding more information on their plans, please head to their website.
    CDJapan will deliver the pocket Wi-Fi to your hotel, residence, office or to the airport post office for collection. To return the pocket Wi-Fi, just place it in the envelope they will provide and drop it off into any red postbox.

    2. Econnect Japan

    Econnect Japan’s pocket Wi-Fi has 4G, 3G, LTE, 300Kbps, 10GB, and 5GB plans. For 4G, the cost is 980 yen per day for 3 days. Moreover, the 4G-pocket Wi-Fi has a download speed of 75Mbps, upload of 25Mbps and can connect with up to ten devices. While for 3G, the cost is 880 yen per day for 3 days. In addition, it connects to five devices. Last but not the least, the 300Kbps plan costs 390 yen per day for 3 days. It has a download speed of 300 kbps and an upload of 300 Kbps as well. It, too, connects to up to five devices. For more information about the plans, check this site.

    Econnect Japan will also deliver the pocket Wi-Fi to your Hotel or the airport.

    3. Global Advanced Communications

    Last but not least is the pocket Wi-Fi service of Global Advanced Communications. What’s especially good about Global Advanced Communications is they offer a Super Premium Wi-Fi, which has a download speed of 165Mbps. It also can connect up to 10 devices at the same time. This is a good plan for a huge family trip. Other plans include the premium Wi-Fi, standard Wi-Fi and eco Wi-Fi. For more information about their plans, check their website.

    I personally think it is great that we can get a pocket Wi-Fi while in Japan to be always able to connect to the web for communication, directions and dictionaries. I will surely rent one next time I travel!