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Regarding foreigner’s mobile phone contract procedure Part.4

Last time, I explained the efforts to facilitate the use of mobile phones by government, this time I would like to introduce mobile carriers recommended for foreigners.

Recommended mobile carriers for foreigners

In Japan, in addition to the three major mobile carriers (Docomo, Au, Softbank), low-cost SIM cards are becoming mainstream in recent years.

Though there are some disadvantages such as the fee of mobile phone is charged as an initial cost, or not available at the store, it has the advantage of low monthly call charges and communication charges, so it is recommended for those who want to keep costs down.

  • IIJMio

This is a low-cost SIM card company that has earned the first place in terms of overall satisfaction. The monthly fee is low and there is a dedicated page for SIM card purchases, so it’s easy for foreigners to get started.

  • LINE MOBILE

This is a low-cost SIM card provided by the communication app “LINE”. Plans for LINE calls are slightly different from those of other companies.

  • Rakuten Mobile

This is a low-cost SIM card provided by Rakuten Group “Rakuten Communications” provider. It is recommended for users of the Rakuten service.

Summary

Through four times, I have shown you the foreigners’ cell phone contracts.

While mobile phone contract procedures are essential to live in Japan, but it may be difficult for foreigners. Recently, the government has also facilitated and diversified mobile phone procedures, gradually establishing an environment that makes it easier for foreigners to complete the procedures.

For foreigners, there may be many people who say: “I do not understand what is written in papers written in confusing language”, “It is difficult to prepare the necessary papers”, “I do not have time to do the procedure “.

Our office, judicial scriveners and administrative scriveners are visa and legal experts, and our staff can speak many languages to support the lives of foreigners (search housing, legal support, translation interpretation service, companion service for opening gas procedures when moving house to a new place of residence, accompanying when signing a contract, accompanying when moving house, communication of requests to the management company, etc.). Therefore, if you find it difficult to complete the procedure yourself, please feel free to contact us.

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