NTT Communications will operate prepaid SIM card vending machines for foreign visitors to Japan at Narita International Airport.
The prepaid SIM vending machines – being installed in the international arrival lobbies of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 — will offer smartphones, mobile routers, accessories and more to foreign tourists and business travelers while in Japan.
This is in addition to NTT Com’s Prepaid SIM for Japan.
Users can understand the purchasing procedure through touch panel screens in English or Chinese. Users can make the payment via credit card. This means, there is no need to prepare Japanese yen cash. The user can register their name, birthday, etc. via either the machine’s touch panel or passport scanner to begin accessing the Internet immediately.
NTT Com already operates SIM card vending machines at the AQUA CITY ODAIBA mall in Tokyo and Kansai International Airport near Osaka. The company is also selling its Prepaid SIM cards at airports, electronics stores and travel agencies.
3 million tourists visited Japan in 2014 and more are expected this year. NTT Com expects to continue adding retail outlets for its Prepaid SIM, mainly at airports, electronics retail stores and travel agents. NTT Com also will expand its range of optional services to support mobile communication experiences for foreign visitors.