japan travel tools,japan cell phone?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by susanxj, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. susanxj macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2007
    I'm about to go to Japan for a business trip. Exciting!:D

    A small question, I learn that I can't use my own cell phone in Japan, because different

    network technique? Did anyone have the same problems? How do you solve it?

    I find a Japan cell phone rental service from google, seems not bad. It's

    cheap, easy,and the most important, the phone can be delivered to my home in Michigan before

    leaving. I'd like everything arranged well before my travel,it's necessary.

    Anyone who used such service? any suggestions?
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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    Define "cheap"? I'm about to go off to Japan in 1 week.

    I don't think I need a mobile phone, though. Do I need one wherever I go? I think I'll stick with email. Just email a person's mobile phone. They'll get the message.
  3. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you
    I think Japan is actually one of the few countries that has a CDMA network (I assume your phone is CDMA and you're fearing compatibility issues). That said, if you plan on using your phone a lot while there, it still might be cheaper to buy a prepaid phone there.
  4. susanxj thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2007
    japan phone, Thank you for your help

    We will chosse rental a phone from myjapanphone, they rate is low, i will try it.

    Thank you for your help!


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