Investigating Japan SIM cards? If you balk at the enormous monthly fees and hidden charges of the big mobile players like NTT DoCoMo, Softbank and AU, you might have contemplated going the “SIM-free” route—ditching your locked cellphone for an unlocked handset paired with a cheap MVNO SIM from one of the plethora of vendors that have seemingly popped up overnight.
Looking for the best combination of easy and cheap? Sakura Mobile offers full multilingual support and flexible payment. They have voice+data plans from ¥2,980 + consumption tax/month, which include free talk time. Check their plans here.
The focus of this post is on longer-term SIM use in Japan. For an excellent intro to the whole mobile data scene,
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