6 Reasons Why Pocket Wi-Fi is Superior to Prepaid SIM Card (eSIM) in Japan

6 Reasons Why Pocket Wi-Fi is Superior to Prepaid SIM Card (eSIM) in Japan

Updated : 2023-11-30 13:41:39

Many people traveling to Japan may be considering whether to rent a Prepaid SIM Card (eSIM) or a Pocket Wi-Fi. In this article, we'll introduce the advantages of Pocket Wi-Fi .

6 advantages of Pocket Wi-Fi

High-Speed and Stable Internet Connection

Pocket Wi-Fi provides high-speed mobile data communication, ensuring a stable internet connection even during your travels. When using a SIM card (eSIM) purchased for a smartphone, there may be data limitations, and the communication speed tends to be slightly slower than Pocket Wi-Fi. The network used by Pocket Wi-Fi is designed for long-term use in Japan, ensuring well-managed communication quality for fast and stable connections.

Wide Coverage

Pocket Wi-Fi offers coverage throughout Japan, providing stable communication even in tourist spots and rural areas. Especially, Docomo's network has the widest coverage in Japan, ensuring a stable connection. When using a SIM card (eSIM) on a smartphone, it needs to be compatible with Japan's frequencies, and depending on the location, there may be difficulties in connectivity. Pocket Wi-Fi, designed for use in Japan, allows for fast and stable communication.

Ease of Use

Setting up a SIM card (eSIM) is required after purchase and may pose challenges for those not familiar with smartphone settings. There's a risk of the purchased SIM card (eSIM) becoming useless. In contrast, Pocket Wi-Fi is simple to use; just turn it on and connect. This makes it recommended for those who are not familiar with smartphone settings.

Connectivity for Multiple Devices

With Pocket Wi-Fi, multiple devices can connect to a single unit, allowing sharing with friends or family. Therefore, when traveling with multiple people in Japan, renting a single Pocket Wi-Fi is more cost-effective than each person purchasing a SIM card (eSIM), reducing communication costs during the trip.

Generous Data Capacity

Pocket Wi-Fi plans offer large data capacities such as 50GB or 100GB, surpassing the available data communication capacity of Prepaid SIM cards or eSIM. This allows for communication without worrying about data limits.

Secure Connection

Communicating via Pocket Wi-Fi is much more secure than connecting to public Wi-Fi, ensuring the safety of personal information and transaction details such as credit card information. For those who require a stable communication environment for work, choosing Pocket Wi-Fi is advisable.

If you meet any of the following conditions, consider renting a Pocket Wi-Fi

  • Use a lot of data
  • Travel to Japan with a group
  • Use multiple devices during the trip
  • Not familiar with smartphone settings
  • Stay in Japan for work
If you plan to use a significant amount of data, travel to Japan with a group, use multiple devices during your trip, are not familiar with smartphone settings, stay in Japan for work, or meet any of the above conditions, we recommend renting a Pocket Wi-Fi.
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