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Buy Japan Prepaid Data SIM From Singapore

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If you are planning to spend more than 3 days in Japan, you can consider purchasing a Japan prepaid data SIM card (either 1GB data or unlimited data with speed restriction, that is valid for 14 days) for 4,310 yen (approximately S$50) instead of paying about S$18-22 daily to the local telcos (using StarHub as an example) for unlimited data usage in Japan.

B-mobile - SIM Packaging
The following is a step-by-step guide on how to complete an online purchase of a Japan prepaid SIM card (data only) from Singapore. And collect it at the airport upon arrival.

1) Check that your mobile device is compatible under Supported Devices.

2) Visit b-mobile VISITOR SIM. And select size of SIM card and where you would to collect/receive it. I usually opt for 1GB prepaid (type) (which allows me to make fairly clear Skype calls from my mobile phone) and to collect it at Airport post office.
B-mobile - Select Type of SIM

3) Read and agree to the statements (terms and conditions).
B-mobile - Agree with Statements

4) Complete the purchase form. As you will need to present your passport (as a form of identification) during collection, remember to input your full name found in your passport (under the Name field).
B-mobile - Purchase Form

5) Confirm your information is correct.
B-mobile - Confirm

6) Print/save this order completed page for your record.
B-mobile - Complete

7) If you have opted for Airport post office, simply present your Order number and passport at the Airport post office to collect your package.
B-mobile - Airport Post Office
B-mobile - Order Packaging
8) After inserting your SIM card, you may need to configure your mobile phone’s APN setting before you can start using it.

If you have any questions, do post it as a comment below and I will try to respond to it.

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Patrick Tan is the author of this website. Since the creation of his first website in 1999, he has embarked on an exciting web journey that saw him through roles in Web Development, e-Business/Internet Marketing and Digital Strategy across local horse-racing, entertainment, global car rental and Asia consumer electronics industries.

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