Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Regular size" or Micro or Nano?

Finding out the right size of SIM card that fits your device is the first thing you need to do before placing an order.

It is a bit misleading that the biggest SIM card, which is used in many Android devices is named "Regular size SIM card" or "Standard size SIM card". It makes some people to think that it would fit in most devices. In fact, Regular size SIM card are not compatible with iPhone (except for iPhone 3G) and many Android devices especially the recent models.

Not all android phones need "Regular size" SIM card.

To find out what size of SIM card you need, all you got to do is to google your device's model name and check its specification. SIM cards are available in 3 sizes; Regular, Micro, and Nano.

Actually, many customers who order Regular size SIM card from us find out it wasn't the right size after arriving to Japan!

Please make sure you order the right size.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Using your Whatsapp account with our SIM card in Japan

Our SIM card is a data SIM, so you cannot make phone calls or send and receive SMS. However, you can still communicate with friends and family using apps like Whatsapp, LINE, Skype and Viber.

Here are tips on how to use your Whatasapp account linked to your phone number in your country with our SIM card in Japan.

1. Simply put our SIM card in your device and connect to the internet.

2. Open the app. If you are asked to "Change Number", DON'T! Just ignore the message and proceed.

3. Done!

You CANNOT create a new account with our SIM card because WhatsApp requires to verify the number by sending SMS when creating a new account. Our SIM card cannot receive SMS.

If you don't have an account yet and are planning to use WhatsApp while in Japan, please sign up and have an active account ready before using our SIM card. Or you have already landed in Japan, you can put the SIM card from your country and connect to free wi-fi to sign up and receive SMS. Then, put our SIM card and continue using the same account.

For more details and updated information, please check the official website of the service.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Have you checked GetAroundJapan?

Our travel website GetAroundJapan offers updated information that we think are helpful for foreign visitors to Japan. 

All articles are organized in 11 categories such as "Pop Culture" and "Sightseeing".  We also have a category "Internet Connection (SIM card & Wi-Fi)" where we collect information on free wi-fi spots and etc. 

Also, we sometimes do survey and giveaways. Currently, we are doing a survey on GetAroundJapan website. Five participants on this survey will win a pair tickets to a contemporary artists Takashi Murakami's exhibition! To join the survey, please check the article below. 

Check out GetAroundJapan before your departure! 

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