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Re: [tlug] [OT] Short-term cell phone access (SIM card, etc.)

Dear Nikolay,

Would testify in favor of the "B-mobile" solution, which I used last
November. They merely resell you a "NTT Docomo" for their "subnet", if
you like. And you can get a discount if you activate the service over
the phone.

However, bear in mind that this service delivers mobile data speeds
(300kbps) and they explicitly block a few key service ports like "VoIP".
But naturally you can get around those port limitations if you know the
drill (a.k.a. "port tunneling").

I was able to do quite a few of my SysAdmin chores (jabber chat, ssh
terminals...) with this while on the streets of beloved Tokyo.

Therefore, "worked for me". All depends on what you need.


On 05/21/2013 02:33 AM, Nikolay Elenkov wrote:
> B-mobile has a 'visitor' SIM which you can order online and have delivered
> at the Narita post office so you can pick it up when you land. It's data
> only though. As far as I know, buying a voice SIM requires a permanent
> address in Japan, so not really available for visitors. You can rent one
> from Softbank (and probably others) though.

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