Does Japan have prepaid phones?

If you will be in Japan for more than one month and need a phone for calling and messaging, then a prepaid phone will suit your needs just fine. Cellular service providers, au and SoftBank both offer prepaid options.

Which phones will work in Japan?

In Japan, both 3G and 4G LTE Band 19 phones are used in Japan, and because of this, if you bring foreign phones into Japan, you may find Network Coverage outside of major cities or hubs to be quite limited.

How can a foreigner get a phone in Japan?

Prepaid cell phones SoftBank is the most foreign-friendly provider in Japan; it is also the only provider that offers pre-paid mobile phones. The only thing you need to bring with you is a passport.

How do I check my Softbank prepaid balance?

・ Call Charge Indicator is not available on prepaid handsets. ・ You can check your charge / balance by calling 1400 (toll-free).

How much is a cell phone in Japan?

Prepaid-phones cost anywhere from 4,000 – 7,000 yen (about $40 – $70), though prices vary depending on models and service options. It is free to receive calls and unlimited text messaging can be added on for a small fee, though making calls to non-Softbank phones can be expensive.

Is SoftBank a GSM?

SoftBank is W-CDMA (3G) network. If your dual mode handset is set to automatically select GSM, change dual mode settings to W-CDMA.

Which phone is most used in Japan?

Apple iPhone SE 2020
Japan Model Share

Rank Model %
1 Apple iPhone SE 2020 19%
2 Apple iPhone 12 10%
3 Apple iPhone 12 Pro 6%
4 Sony Xperia 10 III 4%

Will a Japanese SIM card work in my phone?

Not all SIM-free, unlocked android devices work with SIM cards sold in Japan. It will be disappointing if you buy a SIM card and it doesn’t work.