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How to have mobile wifi in Japan
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The first time I heard about mobile wifi abroad was when Grace brought this Virgin device to Shake Shack, New York.

Virgin's Mobile wifi

Of course we have gadgets like these in Manila. But I never know where to get it when traveling.
Whenever I travel, I usually check if there’s Globe BDU or Bridge DataRoam Unlimited so I can surf, tweet, whatsapp, BBM, email, or Instagram whenever I want, without worrying about the charges.
The day before I left for Tokyo I found out there is no Globe BDU in Japan, so I did what smart people do: I googled.
I found out you can rent a Japanese SIM card, mobile phone, or mobile wifi at Narita airport.
After clearing immigration and customs, I looked around for such service and found this stall near the exit.

Renting a mobile wifi

I decided to rent a mobile wifi so I could use my BlackBerry and Samsung Galaxy Note anytime.
After filling out a form and presenting my credit card, I got this packet:

Mobile wifi rental in Tokyo

The unit was already charged so we got to use the wifi during the one-hour car ride to Ginza.
The password is located on the unit

Mobile wifi rental in Tokyo

What a great device. I can no longer live with text alone. I need data all the time.

Mobile wifi rental in Tokyo

At the end of the trip I looked for the Telecom Square stall at Narita (very near the JAL check in counters) and surrendered the unit. My bill for five days came to about 7,800 yen or almost Php 4,000. I don’t mind paying this versus the Php 130,000 Globe bill I once got on a five-day trip to Singapore.

http://www.telecomsquare.co.jp/en/.

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  • Mikee

    Hi Ms. C! I just came back from Tokyo yesterday & i used this mobile wifi called Pupuru, it’s so much cheaper. 🙂 i only payed 5,754 Yen for 4 days. It’s very convenient, I picked mine up in Haneda airport & i just left it in the hotel reception for them to mail it back. 🙂

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    CVS Reply:

    pareho lang. I also spent 6000 for airport rental wifi before 🙂

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  • Gratches

    Hi Ms. C, I really searched for this post because I wanted to ask if Grace got the Virgin device in the airport as well? Going to NYC next week and would like to know if I can get the same service in JFK!! Thanks for your help in advance!! 🙂

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    CVS Reply:

    no she got it from her brother in San Francisco. But you can check Best Buy when you get there

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    Gratches Reply:

    THANKS!! 🙂

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  • Read this article in time!
    Flying to Manila next month.
    Any place where I can rent a portable wifi for 2 weeks? Clueless where to find one. Thank you!  

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    CVS Reply:

    i don’t think they have rentals here. But you can check out Globe Tattoo in the malls.
    Why don’t you check out a prepaid superstick?
    http://tattoo.globe.com.ph/shop/index

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  • Read this article in time!
    Flying to Manila next month.
    Any place where I can rent a portable wifi for 2 weeks? Clueless where to find one. Thank you! 

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  • Perfect. Will be in Tokyo tomorrow! 🙂 they also rent out simcards, right?

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    yes

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  • Hello Miss C. Blocked dito sa Japan yung video about your post hanging out with Jujin

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  • first world!!!

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  • literarybulimia

    Fast? 🙂

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    yes! at least 13 mbps

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  • Zel

    Now that’s very nifty! And budget-friendly when travelling in groups.

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  • V. cool!

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  • Is the 7,800 yen for 5 days based on amount of data consumed (i.e. they bill with a per kilobyte/megabyte rate), or do they bill on a per day basis? Thanks

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    per day

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  • South Korea telecoms also have this for 8000won (320php) a day and service can be shared to up to 7 devices. But BDU is available for South Korea so getting this is best for those travelling in groups. 

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