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DOCOMO terminates the “Japan Welcome SIM & Wi-Fi” service!

Here’s some disappointing news for Money Savers.

As we previously reported, NTT DOCOMO, inc. company was terminating its Japan Welcome SIM & Wi-Fi service, a data-only prepaid SIM service available to international travelers from abroad during their stay in Japan, on Monday, September 30, 2019. NTT DOCOMO, inc. is the cell phone company with the most users and the best signal in Japan.

This suggests that to get a comfortable Internet environment in Japan, you can either rent a portable Wi-Fi router or buy a Prepaid SIM that fits your smartphone.

Japan Welcome SIM & Wi-Fi Service

Japan Welcome SIM & Wi-Fi service was launched on July 1, 2017, as “Japan Welcome SIM®” and was absolutely a good and must service for money savers, including the “Plan 0” plan, which offers free use if you view targeted advertisements in your home country before visiting Japan in advance. It was a really recommended service, but it was over.

Termination Schedule from NTT DOCOMO, inc.

According to information from NTT DOCOMO, inc. prior to the end of the service, starting Monday, April 15, 2019, the data communication availability period, which was set at 150 days including the date of application completion, will be reduced to 90 days.

In addition, new applications for this service will be closed on Thursday, June 13, 2019, and the “Expansion of Usage Period Campaign” which extends the usage period from 15 days to 20 days will also be ended.

Need Wifi?

In addition to this service, NTT DOCOMO, inc. also provides international roaming service and “Docomo Wi-Fi for visitors” as communication services for foreign visitors to Japan.

Docomo said they will continue their efforts to further improve our services for our customers, and they appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Customers who apply by Sunday, April 14, 2019, will be able to use the service for 150 days.

Japan Welcome SIM” is a registered trademark of NTT DOCOMO, inc.

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