NTT Communications to Launch Prepaid SIM Vending Machines for Tourists and Business Travelers at Narita Airport

20 Jul

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE:NTT) Group, announced today that it will begin operating prepaid SIM card vending machines for foreign visitors to Japan at Narita International Airport from July 24.

The prepaid SIM vending machines, the first to be installed at Narita International Airport, will give foreign tourists and business travelers access to low-cost mobile data communications while in Japan.

One machine each will be installed in the international arrival lobbies of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. In addition to NTT Com’s Prepaid SIM for JAPAN for short-term use, the machines will offer smartphones, mobile routers, accessories and more.

Touch panel screens in English or Chinese guide the user through the purchase procedure. Payment is via credit card, so there is no need to prepare Japanese yen cash. After making their purchase, 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. NTT Com’s Prepaid SIM cards are also sold at airports, electronics stores and travel agencies.

Given that a record 13 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 gradually expand its range of optional services to support mobile communication experiences for foreign visitors.

Products & Costs

Prepaid SIM for JAPAN (7-day plan)
Prepaid SIM for JAPAN (14-day plan)

Accepted Credit Cards

VISA, MasterCard, JCB, American Express and Diners Club
(Payment is available via credit card only.)

Operating Time 24 hours every day

Note: Information as of July 17, 2015. Products and prices are subject to change without notice.
Prepaid SIM for JAPAN prices may vary by retail location.

Prepaid SIM for JAPAN


Prepaid SIM for JAPAN
7 days

Prepaid SIM for JAPAN
14 days

Plan 7-day plan 14-day plan
Max. data 100 Mb/day 100 Mb/day

JPY 3,450 (excluding tax)
[price at these vending machines]

JPY 4,950 (excluding tax)
[price at these vending machines]

Max. speed Download:150 Mbps; Upload 50Mbps

Max. speed after
100 Mb/day

200 Kbps (until midnight of that day)
Service extension Neither plan can be extended
SIM card sizes Regular, Micro and Nano
Service area Japan (nationwide)

During the purchase procedures, instructions are provided on how users many apply for the no-charge Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi service provided by NTT Broadband Platform Inc. at some 130,000 locations, including airports, train stations, commercial facilities, convenience stores and more. (

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