Offering You The Most Reliable and Reasonable Data & Phone Services
Pocket WiFi & SIM Card Rental Service
For The Best Japan Travel Experience Ever!

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LightPocket is a Tokyo-based company established to solve one big issue facing visitors to Japan: Unstable internet connections.

When traveling to Japan, a majority of people finds that they cannot easily get connected with the internet.
Although the number of public WiFi spots are increasing, they are still insufficient in terms of security, stability, data limits, throttling and communication speed. The choices are very inconvenient, even for locals.

Don't let yourself be captured in such a cage, and escape from the stress of poor internet services.
To stay easily and reasonably connected when you travel around Japan, how about renting a superior pocket WiFi router or a data reliable SIM card?
LightPocket provides high speed and stable data communication services with proven reliability.

If you are considering renting a pocket WiFi or buying a SIM card directly at the airport after arrival, unfortunately, chances are you can not always rent/buy it because their stock inventory at airport shops is limited, and they often run out, especially during peak seasons (March, April, November, December). When you arrive in Japan, you may find yourself in a long line, for a long time, just to get pocket WiFi or a SIM card.

Don't let yourself be victimized. Stay focused on your invaluable Japan travel experience.
With LightPocket service, all you have to do is just pre-ordering a pocket WiFi or a SIM card online.
You can have it sent anywhere with a deliverable address, including post offices in the airport, your hotel, or at your residence/Airbnb.
Also, you can return it from anywhere in Japan. Furthermore, our prices are much more reasonable than renting at physical stores in airports.

Delivery Guarantee: If you are concerned or unsure of your Japanese address which you specified as a pickup point, don't worry. Our team at LightPocket will check and confirm it, and revise if needed. If you forget to pick up your pocket WiFi or a SIM card at the airport, don't worry. LightPocket can transfer it to a new address.

Quality Guarantee: If you find that your device is not compatible with our products or the signal or strength is poor, don't worry. LightPocket will issue you a refund.

Extension and Return Guarantee: You can easily extend the rental period, and returning products is always free of charge with our postage-paid return envelope.

Japan Pocket WiFi Rental

Stay fast and connected all around Japan. If you are visiting Japan with your family or friends, or are staying long in Japan, renting a portable WiFi router is your best choice. One pocket WiFi supports simultaneous multiple device connectivity.

All our Pocket WiFi routers have good coverage throughout Japan, covering more than 95% of the population, so coverage and connectivity should not be a problem anywhere you go in Japan.

Japan Data SIM Card Rental

A data SIM card is useful for mobile phones or tablets. Other prepaid SIM cards will leave you high and dry when the data limits are reached. LightPocket SIMs stay fully connected during your rental period, as there are no caps on data usage.
You will be satisfied with the high-speed internet communication through the SIMs we offer. Even if you exceed the daily data limits, don't worry, you still have internet access at 256Kbps, which enables you to use essential apps such as Google Maps.

Furthermore, even if you reach the daily data limits, the speed limitation will be lifted the following day, while other rental providers keep you waiting up to several days before they lift the restrictions. We manage the data communication of our service on a daily basis to ensure high-quality for you.
Along with our SIM, we also provide you a with a complimentary SIM card holder and an ejection pin to insert the SIM into your device.

Why did we select rental SIMs for our business, and not prepaid ones?
Because we never want to make our customers feel disappointed whatsoever.



Prepaid SIMs seemingly looks convenient as there is no need to return them. However, many prepaid SIMs don't fit, don't work in your device, or malfunction soon after purchase. Prepaid SIMs cannot be returned so you lose your purchase costs, and then you need to buy another.

Major reasons for disappointment are:
Your device does is not compatible with the frequency bands in Japan.
Your device is completely locked.
Your device is unlocked for SIM use, but is locked regionally .
You ordered the wrong SIM card size.
Poor connectivity at places where you stay or go.

It is very difficult to check each of these conditions before you actually arrive in Japan.
However, once you purchase a prepaid SIM, you cannot get a refund for any reason, even if the SIM did not work.
You will end up really disappointed. This is not a rare occurrence; the number of people getting caught in this situation are increasing all the time.

Therefore, LightPocket chose not to sell prepaid SIMs, but decided upon rental SIMs instead.
We accordingly can support you if you experience any of these troubles, and promptly issues a refund if needed.



No Waiting Time/Easy Return: Pocket WiFi

If you reserve your SIM or Pocket WiFi with one of our competitors, you start the process of renting after you arrive at the airport. Don't do that.
It could be take a long time, and it might end in vain if they are out of stock, especially during peak seasons.
If you pre-order online through LightPocket, you can pick it up or have it delivered anywhere you want such as the airport, your hotel, or your residence.
Also, you can return it from anywhere in Japan just by dropping the postage-paid envelope into any mailbox located all over Japan. For no additional fee, of course.



Unlimited Data Pocket WiFi/SIM Card

If you rent an unlimited Data Pocket WiFi or SIM from LightPocket, there are no limitations for data usage overall. But please note that your data speed may also be limited if you routinely exceed your allotted data, which varies depending on your plan. However, you can still connect at 256Kbps, which enables you to use essential apps such as Google Maps. Data limitations will be lifted at 0:00 the following day.



Communication Network: Great Stability and Large Coverage

LightPocket provides pocket WiFi routers and data SIMs using NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank networks. Both networks are highly-acclaimed for its great stability and nationwide coverage.

About SIM Card in Japan

In Japan, SIMs with voice call functionality are strictly regulated to prevent crime by use of unidentified and unregistered phone numbers. Obtaining such a SIM card by international travelers or people who stay in Japan for a short period of time is almost impossible. Even if you are able to find one, it will be very pricey. Although there might be some exceptions, they are not recommended. Therefore, a data SIM card without voice call functionality will be the only SIM for visitors to Japan. Of course, even with a data SIM card, you can still use VoIP apps such as IP phone, FaceTime, and Skype to make calls, as they are not regulated.

Hong Kong

Rented the 4G portable wifi. Easy to start and return, no need to travel to shop, can get the machine in the mail. Speed and stability is quite good for 4G as well. Price is fair. Easy to use backend to manage and extend rental. The only complain is the machine can only connect to 7 devices at the same time. Not sure if that's usual for a limitation with these machines. But for usual travel needs I guess 7 is quite enough. I used it at home which were not quite enough but could manage to survive ... sometimes have to switch off some device to allow others. Overall quite good, would choose it again.

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 18 Days Rental



Malaysia

Service was great and pricing was on the steep side but overall it’s good

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 44 Days Rental



U.S.A.

It was very easy to use the website to reserve the wifi rental, and It worked great while I was using it. Overall, I was very satisfied.

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 17 Days Rental



United Kingdom

This was the most useful item of my whole holiday! I was unsure if this would work, if I would be able to link it to my phone, if I would have enough data or even if it would be delivered to my hotel in time. It was perfect and so easy! I cannot recommend it highly enough. I mainly used it for Google maps. Made my holiday travel so smooth.

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (350MB/day) 11 Days Rental



Mexico

Stable and fast connection I only had to play a little bit with APN options to make it work with a LG V35 ThinQ phone (Authentication Type had to be set to: PAP or CHAP)

Ordered Product :
SIM card (350MB/Day) 10 Days Rental



U.S.A.

Once I had the device in had it was great, but I was flying in to Itami Airport after usual business hours and as such could not pick the device up at the airport. I had to have it shipped to a Post Office near my AirBnB unit the next morning. This made getting from the airport to my AirBnB very difficult, especially after 26 hours of travel and no sleep. Also, I had spoken to a representative to get the shipping address switched from the airport to a Post Office after I became aware of the problem, and received notice that it had been shipped to the airport after all. The representative fixed the problem and had it reshipped as soon as I reached back out, but had I not noticed that email I would've been sunk.

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 16 Days Rental



Canada

Worked amazingly well everywhere we went, including the mountains of Niseko. LightPocket also left an personally handwritten message with the package upon receipt, which was a really nice touch! Would definitely recommend this service!

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 14 Days Rental



Germany

The whole process was very easy, from picking the router up at the airport to the day of returning it. THe internet saved me from getting lost a whole lot of times, I'm very happy to have found this service, because back in the day when rentable internet wasn't a thing yet, I was always in trouble setting up meet ups with friends in Japan. It worked always perfectly for me and never ran out of battery too fast, it provided good internet connections at any time it was needed. Can't be more satisfied and it was the second time I used it :)

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 21 Days Rental



Australia

Easy to use but remember to keep the return envelope to return it

Ordered Product :
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 12 Days Rental
SoftBank Pocket WiFi Unlimited 12 Days Rental



Spain

Excelent service!

Ordered Product :
Pocket WiFi Docomo (350MB/day) 6 Days Rental