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NTT Communications Launches Prepaid SIM Vending Machines for Foreign Tourists at AQUA CITY ODAIBA and New Kansai International Airport

March 30, 2015 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced today that it has begun operating vending machines to sell “Prepaid SIM for Japan” (Prepaid SIM) cards for short-term business travelers and tourists in two locations in Japan—AQUA CITY ODAIBA and New Kansai International Airport—starting today. The world’s first such vending machines enable customers to begin using prepaid mobile service in as fast as two minutes after purchasing the sim card.

After purchase, the user simply registers their information such as name and birthday via a touch panel or a passport scanner to begin accessing the Internet immediately. Instructions are provided in English and Chinese, as well as Japanese. Payment is via credit card, so there is no need to prepare Japanese yen cash.

NTT Com’s Prepaid SIM cards are already available via retailers at airports, electronic stores and travel agencies. A record 13 million tourists visited Japan in 2014 and more are expected this year, so NTT Com intends to continue expanding the retail outlets for its Prepaid SIM.

Overview of Vending Machine

Vending Machine
Locations

AQUA CITY ODAIBA

By 3rd fl. information counter at this shopping complex (1-7-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo) near Tokyo Teleport Station

New Kansai International Airport

Internet & telephone corner, 1st. fl., South Arrival Gate, Terminal1

Products & Costs

Prepaid SIM for JAPAN (7-day plan) JPY 3,450 (excluding tax)

Prepaid SIM for JAPAN (14-day plan) JPY 4,950 (excluding tax)

Accepted Credit Cards VISA, MasterCard, JCB, American Express and Diners Club
Languages English, Chinese

Overview of Prepaid SIM for Japan

Package

Prepaid SIM for JAPAN
7 days

Prepaid SIM for JAPAN
14 days

Plan 7-day plan 14-day plan
Max. data 100 Mb/day 100 Mb/day
Max. speed Download:150 Mbps; Upload 50Mbps

Max. speed after
100 Mb/day

200 Kbps (until midnight of that day)
Service extension Neither plan can be extended
SIM card sizes Regular, Micro and Nano
Service area Japan (nationwide)

Purchase includes instructions on how to apply for the no-charge Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi service provided by NTT Broadband Platform Inc. at some 95,000 locations, including airports, train stations, commercial facilities, convenience stores, etc. (www.ntt-bp.net/jcfw/en.html).

For service details, http://s.ocn.jp/pre1e

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