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    Default No autoroam in Japan?

    Heard that our hp can't be used in japan, cos of some different network or something. Any suggestions what should I do?

    Will be there for a week.

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    Default Re: No autoroam in Japan?

    You can get j-phone from your telco.

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    Default Re: No autoroam in Japan?

    use a 3G phone, have a 3G-enable subscription with ur mobile service provider and double-check wif ur roaming status. there's either vodaphone or ntt docomo there

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    Default Re: No autoroam in Japan?

    How long are you going for?

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    Default Re: No autoroam in Japan?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyber_m0nkey
    How long are you going for?
    i guess he said a week?
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    Default Re: No autoroam in Japan?

    Sorry missed that!

    If it's only a week, then you can rent one on arrival at the airport - this is NOT a cheap option.

    Otherwise, just go without - it's only a week.

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    Default Re: No autoroam in Japan?

    Try this

    http://www.rentafonejapan.com/

    I was there for 10 days, paid 4100jpy in rental and 1270jpy in usage.
    It was a j-phone; lots of coverage from Tokyo to Mt Fuji! and everywhere in between.

    They sent the phone to my hotel room before I arrive. I picked it up and turned it on, and started calling everybody I know in Tokyo! Cheap per minute usage for me.

    YMMV.

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    Default Re: No autoroam in Japan?

    Thanks all for your advise. I'll probably work out to rent a phone. It's for my wife, she needs to call back to talk to her boyfriends...

    I was there for 10 days, paid 4100jpy in rental and 1270jpy in usage.
    1000yen is about er.. SGD$14? 1270jpy for usage? I assume you made local calls only?

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    Default Re: No autoroam in Japan?

    doesnt japan use a gsm 1900 ?


    wont a tri-band phone work ?

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    Default Re: No autoroam in Japan?

    Japan's on a CDMA network, since when Japan uses GSM?
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    Default Re: No autoroam in Japan?

    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Thanks all for your advise. I'll probably work out to rent a phone. It's for my wife, she needs to call back to talk to her boyfriends...



    1000yen is about er.. SGD$14? 1270jpy for usage? I assume you made local calls only?
    Well, u can always get those singtel prepaid cards?
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    Default Re: No autoroam in Japan?

    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Thanks all for your advise. I'll probably work out to rent a phone. It's for my wife, she needs to call back to talk to her boyfriends...



    1000yen is about er.. SGD$14? 1270jpy for usage? I assume you made local calls only?
    I believe its free incoming for both international and local calls!

    I remembered I told everyone I called to call me back when THEY are free or when we have something to discuss.

    I told my children specifically what time to call during the evenings before bed, so I can chat with them, so much so they did not even miss me!

    And when I am done, I just put the phone into the pre-paid envelope they provided and drop it into the postbox! When I reached home, the bill is in the email giving me a breakdown of the rental plus usage costs. Sweet.

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