Getting a mobile phone number in Japan

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  1. Three ways to get a mobile phone number in Japan

  2. Which one of the three options above should I choose?

 

1. Three ways to get a mobile phone number in Japan

  1. Apply for service provided by a major network operator

  2. Apply for a sub-brand service provided by a major network operator

  3. Apply through a Mobile Virtual Network Operator(MVNO)

 

2. Which one of the three options above should I choose?

Recommended for those who...

- want in-person customer service

- want a suitable plan from various options

- want a phone service right away

- want to buy the latest phone model along with a sim

 

Recommended for those who...

- don't need in-person customer service

- want to have a large data allowance per month

- don't mind waiting several days until a sim card is delivered

 

Recommended for those who...

- are looking for the cheapest option

- don't need in-person customer service

- don't need a large data allowance per month

- don't mind waiting several days until a sim card is delivered

 

3. Abstract of some of the services