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Regarding foreigner’s mobile phone contract procedure Part.1

Contract mobile phone is one of the indispensable procedures for living in Japan. In addition, there are many cases where it is necessary to submit a mobile phone number when making a housing contract or working. However, at present, many foreigners feel that this mobile phone contract is a big barrier.

This time, I would like to share useful information with you regarding foreigner’s mobile phone contracts.Common sense of mobile phone contracts in Japan.

・Common sense of mobile phone contracts in Japa

・Required documents at the time of making the contract

・Efforts to facilitate the use of mobile phones

・Mobile phone carriers recommended for foreigners

・Summary

What is a mobile phone contract in Japan?

In Japan, it is common to make a contract with a mobile phone device and a SIM card as a set.

In recent years, the major carriers have been able to unlock the SIM if the device you bought is no longer owed. But even so, signing a contract for the purchase of a handset with a bundle SIM card has been common regarding mobile phone contracts in Japan.

However, it is the mainstream to sell mobile phones as SIM-free terminals overseas.

In other words, you can use any mobile phone company’s SIM card for your mobile device.

Also, due to the wide variety of contract plans of Japanese mobile phone companies and the complicated procedures, it is very difficult for foreigners who are not yet sufficient in Japanese to make a contract by themselves. There are many cases where someone who knows Japanese is required to accompany them.

Next time, I will introduce the contract procedure for foreigner’s mobile phone.

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