Pocket Wi-fi : Stay Conncted all over Japan


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Our Wi-Fi Rental Plans

For use less than 90 days

Most Poplar

Softbank Wi-Fi

100GB/Month

Once data usage exceeds 100GB in a month, the speed is limited to 256kbps.

WiMAX+5G

Unlimited/Month

Unlimited Data usage.

Cloud Wi-Fi

150GB/Month

Once the data usage exceeds 150GB over in a month, the speed is limited to 256kbps.

Long Term Unlimited WiFi Rental Plans (Monthly Plan)

For use over 90 days

WiMAX+5G

Unlimited/Month

Unlimited Data usage.

Softbank Wi-Fi

Unlimited/Month

Unlimited Data usage.

Rental Process

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Order

Choose your preferred portable WiFi plan and place your order online effortlessly.

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Payment

Complete your purchase securely using your credit card.

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Delivery

Receive your portable WiFi device at your specified address in Japan or pick it up from any Japan Post Office.
How to Receive the Rental Items

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Return

Drop the prepaid return package in any mailbox in Japan on the last day of your rental period.
How to Return the Rental Items

Why Do You Need a Pocket WiFi in Japan?

So many conveniences have appeared that make travelling in Japan easier than ever. HOWEVER, if there is one thing that tourists still struggle with, it's a lack of free public WiFi.
Because cyber security is something that is very important in Japan, there are hurdles for tourists to get connected without some sort of verification. Accessing free WiFi often means needing a Japanese phone number or access to e-mail to register for free Internet service. (But how you gonna get to your e-mail when you don't have Internet to start?!)Whether this for better or worse (some people do appreciate the security, not having personal information stolen is a plus) this is the state of things currently, so it's wise to get a portable WiFi device, known as pocket WiFi, in preparation for your journey!

Foreign smartphones may not be compatible with Japanese cellular networks.
Smartphones that do not support Japanese frequencies cannot use the Internet even if you purchase a prepaid SIM or eSIM. Many people ask about the problem of not being able to set up the smartphone, but in most cases, even if the smartphone can be set up, communication is not possible because it does not support Japanese frequency.

Pocket wifi is very convenient because it allows you to connect to the Internet anywhere in Japan as long as your smartphone is connected to Wi-Fi.

Fast & Large data!
NO additional fees!

Easy to use!
Receive a fully charged device and be online in seconds.

Easy pickup and return!
Pickup at your accommodation, office, or the airport. Return using our prepaid envelope and drop your item in any postbox in Japan.

Refund

Rest easy, knowing if you have problems with the device, we offer partial refunds. Please contact us and post back the items within 2 days from the start date.
*Express shipping fee is non-refundable.

Cancellation

We issue a full refund when an order is cancelled 5 days or more prior to the start date. Cancellations made later will receive a partial refund.

See our Refund and Cancellation page for full details. Refund and Cancellation

Pocket WiFi: The Basics

If you come from a country where using Pocket WiFi isn’t the norm, first it’s important to get an idea of just what Pocket WiFi is. Pocket WiFi is basically a portable Internet router. Pocket WiFi’s have an internal SIM card, and rely on the network service of telecom carriers on the 3G or 4G/LTE networds. Using a Pocket WiFi works just as your home Internet does. Devices have an SSID and password/key that are necessary for accessing the connection. Pocket WiFi gets its name based on its size, which fits comfortably in a pocket.

Pocket WiFi for Tourists and Short Term Visitors

So for the travelers and short term visitors to Japan, many people question whether or not they should go for a Pocket WiFi or a disposable SIM Card. (It’s probably not worth it to even think about paying roaming charges for your home provider, it’ll be expensive, and in Japan, the chances that the compatibility of the Network Bands will give you good service is pretty low…)
There are some free options, such as the WiFi found in cafes, or in major JR Stations or the Tokyo Metro subway stations, but these are not totally reliable
So lets talk about the specific benefits of using Pocket WiFi !

Why Pocket WiFi?

  • There are no compatibility issues with Pocket WiFi. With SIMs, you need to worry about Card Size and the Network bands that your phone supports. Pocket WiFis are usable by any device that can connect to WiFi, from smart phones to computers and tablets!
  • Pocket WiFi easily supports multiple users at once. Most devices can accommodate 5+ people at once
  • Pocket WiFi rentals generally have greater data allotments at higher speeds.Especially in Japan, there are specific allotments for data usage, and it’s difficult to find short term plans that are truly unlimited. You’ll notice when you go look at Prepaid SIM options, the daily or weekly limit is often quite low, and for unlimited options, they are often offering unlimited usage for the much slower 3G network. Pocket WiFi, while more expensive, has larger caps for heavy users.
  • Pocket WiFi rentals are more flexible with rental periods. Short term SIMs have a limit on how long they can be used for,currently being capped off at 30 days, while Pocket WiFi do not.

How to Use a Pocket Wifi

Pocket wi-fi is a palm-size portable device that functions as a personal WiFi hotspot. All wi-fi enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops are compatible.

Orders with CDJapan Rental include a charging cable and AC adapter. Estimated battery life of each device is 5 to 10 hours depending on model and usage.

Getting online is easy!

  1. Turn on the device.
  2. Under your smartphone "wi-fi" settings, select the corresponding network name (SSID).
  3. Enter the password.
  4. And you're ready to browse!

*The SSID and password will be enclosed in the package.

FAQ

Q.How early should I place my order?
We accept reservations up to 3 days prior to the start of the rental, but we recommend making reservations one week prior to the start of the rental.
Q.How do I return my rental pocket WiFi?
A prepaid and self-addressed return envelope is enclosed in the pocket WiFi delivery package. Pack all the items into it and make it flat so it can enter into the mailbox sloat smoothly. Then, seal the envelope and drop it off anywhere in Japan. No return fee!
Q. Can I return my WiFi device to an airport different from where I picked it up?
Yes, you can return anywhere in Japan.
Q. I have a smartphone that works abroad, but can I use it in Japan?
Yes, you can use it if your device is capable of connecting to WiFi.
Q.I am already in Japan. Can I still order a pocket WiFi?
Of course. Just place your order online with your pick-up date and accomodation. *We cannot deliver to Airbnb. Please contact us so we can find an alternative.
Q.My schedule has changed and I won't arrive at the same date. What should I do?
Please contact us immediately with your new arrival date so we can update the time we will send the pocket WiFi. If we receive the request before the shipment of your package, you won't be charged anything. However if you contact us after the package is already shipped, we can transfer or resend your package.
Q.Can I extend the portable wifi rental period?
You can extend your rental period at MyPage. You will automatically receive a return notification e-mail 2 - 3 days before the current rental-end date. Please put the extension term into the extension form to be attached to the e-mail.
Q.I want my Internet connection until the very last minute in Japan. Can I return my rental pocket WiFi at the airport?
Yes, the return package can be dropped directly into a mailbox at the airport. Please make sure to return before passing the security check areas, are none are available after that point.
Q.By when do I have to return my Mobile-Wifi?
You have to drop your Mobile WiFi router in the post box, by 23:59 pm of the end of the rental period.

Extend Your Rental

Extend your rental period easily from your My Page, anytime before the return date.
Extension packages are available for purchase once the package is sent out.

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