Japan SIM Card for Long-Term Visitors

Wondering how to stay connected while in Japan? Worried about expensive roaming and international call and text rates?

Whether you are a student on a semester-long exchange program or a professional on an assignment for a number of months in Japan, you can enjoy unlimited data and phone service even if you are miles away from home by purchasing a Japan Unlimited SIM from our sister company Mobal Communications.

What can you do with a Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM?

Because the Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM card uses the Softbank 4G LTE network in Japan, you are guaranteed to have:

  • Super-fast and uninterrupted internet connection not only in the big Japanese cities but also in the rural and countryside areas
  • Many hours of browsing the web, streaming your favorite movies, series, and tunes, and updating your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other pages
  • Smooth audio and video calls via Skype, Facebook Messenger, Facetime, and other apps
  • Affordable call and text rates to both Japan and non-Japan numbers

What makes the Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM card better than the other SIM cards?

  1. You can enjoy unlimited data use.

The Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM offers up to 7GB of data at fast and reliable 4G LTE speeds. You can easily connect to the internet to upload photos and videos, download ebooks and podcasts, and stream movies and music any time of the day, wherever you are in Japan. And, once you have used up the 7GB data allowance, your internet connection does not just abruptly stop. You can still read your emails, check your social media accounts, and browse, but at 128 kbps speed.

  1. You are assigned a real and working Japanese phone number.

Purchasing a Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM card gives you a real Japanese phone number that has a prefix of 070, 080, or 090. With it, you can make and receive local and international calls and texts throughout your stay in Japan. It also allows you to do many things where a Japanese phone number is necessary, such as when renting an apartment or opening a bank account.

  1. You do not need to fill out or submit a ton of paperwork to get one.

Unlike other Japanese SIM cards, you can have your own Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM card without having to go through a long and tedious process. You do not need a Japanese bank account, a Japanese credit card, or various IDs or identity documents. You can just go to the Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM website with only your foreign-issued credit card on hand, and be done in a few minutes!

  1. You can pay using a variety of payment options.

When placing your order for a Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM card, you can pay using your Mastercard, Visa, or American Express credit card, or your PayPal account.

  1. You can use it in most types of phones.

The Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM is compatible with any phone that is unlocked and supports either 3G or 4G on the 2100 MHz/Band 1 frequency. It is also available in different sizes, so it can fit phones with standard, micro, and nano SIM slots.

  1. The activation process is fast and simple.

Once you receive your Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM card package, you will find a guide on how to activate it. It includes a link to the activation website, which offers clear and concise instructions on how to proceed. It asks for your name, email, etc. and a scan of your passport, and prompts you to select which plan you want to use and when you want to start using it. Processing your request for activation may take two hours, if received during business hours, or up to 24 hours, if received outside business hours.

  1. You have the option to put your plan on pause if you are leaving Japan for a while.

If you are going back to your home country for a month or two for a vacation, you can enable the Vacation Option on your Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM card service so that you do not have to pay the monthly fees for the time that you are away and not using it.

  1. You can get help from their English-speaking customer support with ease.

If you need assistance ordering your Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM card online, going through some trouble activating it, or have some questions regarding the product, Mobal’s customer support team of native English speakers is ready to address your concerns.

  1. Pick-up your Mobal Japan SIM card in Japan for Free.

Around Japan, there are various pick-up locations where you can collect your Mobal Japan SIM card order. You simply have to show the confirmation email that you received after placing your order, and your passport to the office staff.

  1. Or, get FREE Shipping to your home address.

Once you place your Japan SIM card order through the Mobal website, you can avail of free delivery to your desired location. On the order page, you should be able to select the country that you would like your SIM card to be shipped to. Mobal ships to most countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, China, and India.

How much does a Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM cost?

For only 3,000 yen, you can buy your own Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM card. Then, when you activate it, you can select one of the plans below that suits your needs best:

Unlimited Data Plan 4,500 yen per month Unlimited data

Free incoming calls

Free incoming texts

Voice + Text 1,000 yen per month Free incoming calls

Free incoming texts

You also get to choose how long you wish to keep your selected plan active: 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, or ongoing.

For outgoing calls and texts using your Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM, the table below has both the domestic and the international rates:

Calls to other Mobal (and Softbank) phones Free (from 1am to 9pm)
Calls to other Japan phones 29 yen per minute
Texts to other Japan phones 12 yen per message
Calls to Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA 65 yen per minute
Calls to other countries 200 yen per minute
Texts 140 yen per message

All outgoing calls and texts that you make are charged to the card that you provided when you placed your order.

Checkout this video of the Mobal Japan SIM Card in action

Click here to visit the Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM website for more information and to purchase.