Which Wifi device is better for use in Japan?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello. I moved to a small city in Japan. Except the university, there is no wifi services in cafe, restaurant, stores, bus, train, etc. I want to be able to access the internet anywhere. I went to the Docomo store and the guy suggested the Buffalo Portable Wi-fi or L-05A. I need to join a service plan of 2 years. I am trying to decide between the two. Anybody used these two products? The guy also said that I need to use mopera as the provider. Have not heard of it. Any user experience on the devices and mopera is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  2. Ihatefall macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2010

    Where are you? Can you get softbank? If so just get an iphone jailbreak it and add mywi for $4. Wifi is non-existent there Internet cafes are my jamn!
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    I am in a very small city in southern japan. I can get softbank but considering the area coverage and the penalty of breaking the contract, it is better to go with docomo. The docomo people tole me that if I go with the above devices, I need to choose mopera as provider. Mopera does not allow people to use skype. However, I heard that rumor that it could be done. Anybody knows if this is true and how to go about it?

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