Japan Prepaid SIM Card
Get your Prepaid Japan SIM Card before leaving Australia. And connect like a local the moment you arrive at your destination.
- Valid for 15 days
- Unlimited 4G Data
- Hotspot/Tethering allowed
- 3 in 1 Multi SIM (Nano/Micro/Standard)
- Japan wide coverage on the Softbank network
- Plug and play SIM
- Calls and SMS not available (We recommend using VoIP apps)
For use in mobile phones only
- A SIM card user guide is included
COVERAGE & ACTIVATION
What is the cellular coverage/reception like in Japan?
SoftBank have expansive network coverage across Japan. The complete Japan coverage map is available by clicking Here.
How do I activate the Japan SIM card?
When you arrive in Japan, insert the SIM into your handset. Then set up the APN if required (APN set up is not required for iPhones). The SIM will self activate once your phone receives cellular signal.
USING THE SIM
Can the Japan SIM Card be topped up/recharged?
The Japan SIM Card can only be recharged prior to the SIM expiring. If you require extended coverage on your Japan SIM. Please contact us prior to the validity period being reached.
How do I make calls or send texts?
We recommend using VoIP apps such as Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook Chat, Wechat, Skype etc to make calls and send texts using data.
How do my family/friends contact me from Australia?
We recommend using VoIP apps such as Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook Chat, Wechat, Skype etc.
Can I use the Japan SIM in a Tablet or Pocket Wifi device?
The Japan SIM card can only be used in mobile phones. Tethering/Hotspot is available for connection to other devices.
How do I purchase multiple SIM cards with different activation dates?
You can purchase multiple SIM cards with different activations dates by; Selecting a date, adding to cart. Then selecting another date then adding to cart again.
Are there any data restrictions on this SIM? Can I use this SIM for unlimited downloads/uploads?
There are no data restrictions. However we recommend using the Softbank SIM for normal travel usage. Eg. google maps, emails, social media browsing, web browsing, VoIP calls/texts etc. Softbank may monitor how data is consumed for fair use. We do not recommend using this SIM for data heavy tasks such as streaming content or gaming purposes.
Will the Japan SIM expire if I don't use it?
our Japan SIM card is set up for use based on the travel dates you provide us. If this changes, you need to let us know.
Please only configure the APN upon arrival in Japan. Do not configure the APN when your Australian SIM is plugged in, as the APN will be pointing to the Softbank network. Once you return from Japan, simply delete the installed APN configuration from your phone.
- If your handset is dual SIM, ensure only the Softbank SIM is inserted in the primary SIM slot of your handset.
- Enable Data Roaming and 3G/4G/LTE Data
iPhone APN Setup
Plug & Play (APN configuration not required for iPhones).
Android APN Setup (Configure within Network Settings)
- Go to (settings) on your phones home screen,
- Tap on (connections),
- Tap on (more connections), and then (mobile networks),
- Tap on (access point names), then tap on the (+) sign to create a new APN. If the (+) is not there, select (create new APN),
- Create a new APN with the following details, then hit save
Reboot your phone after the APN has been setup.
*Note: If the APN is not set up correctly, the cellular connection bars will show but data will not flow through.
Order before 3PM AEST (Mon - Fri) for same day dispatch.