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Pocket WiFi Rental Experience?

Aoyama Dori and San...
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Pocket WiFi Rental Experience?

Anyone have any experiences with pocket wifi rentals? Global, Pupuru and Rentafone are offering them at reasonable prices now. Softbank is also offering one but it is 2x-3x more expensive for the same thing. I think I am going to try one and not rent a keitai this time and just use Skype from iPhone via a pocket wifi device instead.

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Pioltello, Italy
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101. Re: Pocket WiFi Rental Experience?

Thanks for the info,

I will be having 2 iPhone devices, 1 laptop and 1 ipad with me.

Washington DC...
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102. Re: Pocket WiFi Rental Experience?

I recently visited Japan and searched for online for a company that offered a personal WIFI connectivity. I came across econnect and was not disappointed. Online ordering was easy and a package was delivered to our hotel as promised. The WIFI device failed on us half way through the trip, but the team delivered us a new one within two days and gave us a refund for the days we were without WIFI access. The team answered our e.mails quickly when we encountered problems. I'm very happy with econnect and would most definitely recommend them and use them again next time we go back to Japan.

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103. Re: Pocket WiFi Rental Experience?

I was just in Osaka and rental a Pocket Wifi for 30 days. It was GREAT! It cost about $45 US and worked everywhere I went in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara.

item.rakuten.co.jp/rtm-select/rental_wifi_06/

Birmingham, United...
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104. Re: Pocket WiFi Rental Experience?

We've just returned from two weeks in Japan. We rented wifi from Japan Wireless. Would definitely recommend. Battery life was good, coverage was excellent, even in mountainous areas. Made our trip run so much smoother as we could look for restaurant and activity recommendations as we went along. http://japan-wireless.com

Seattle
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105. Re: Pocket WiFi Rental Experience?

Does it make sense to choose and order in advance or I can just walk up to a counter somewhere in NRT and get one?

Hong Kong, China
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106. Re: Pocket WiFi Rental Experience?

You should reserve a unit in advance to guarantee availability. You could also price compare back home so you know exactly how much it's going to cost.

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108. Re: Pocket WiFi Rental Experience?

I hadn't even thought of this and was just expecting to add an International Roaming package to my family's phones (expensive).

Can 3 people simultaneously share a pocket wifi for internet access? Can we use it via both laptops and smartphones?

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Hong Kong, China
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110. Re: Pocket WiFi Rental Experience?

Most pocket WiFi's let you connect a number of devices. That's a very important feature of the device.

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