(Japan) Moving regular SIM to iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by declantakeshi, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. declantakeshi macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2012
    Hi, I'll be visiting Japan a lot from the next year (2013) for about two years. I've been looking around for cheap prepaid sims, but through research I learned that there's no way of BUYING a sim card, you must buy it with the phone.

    I'm aware that it is possible to rent a sim card, however the prices are too high and I'd rather stick with just one sim card.

    SO, I came up with the idea of buying the cheapest Japanese phone and then cutting the sim card into a micro sim, as you do, and then moving it into my iPhone.

    Would this work? :confused:

    Thanks in advance!

    PS - also, are there any pay as you go plans with unlimited data? :D Or credit that lasts for a month or so with unlimited data?
  2. moosquared macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2010
  3. slayerz96 macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2012
    AFAIK, SoftBank is probably the best carrier in Japan for iPhone SIMs. I have no idea about NTT, but KDDI is a CDMA carrier.

    They do have unlimited data rentals at ¥1,500/day, but since you're staying for 2 years its definitely not worth it.

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