Re: roaming in Japan-need suggestions
- From: Dennis Ferguson <dcferguson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 21:28:25 GMT
On 2007-09-07, Kurt <labolide@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <slrnfe37av.a5.dcferguson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Apart from this, you can rent a Japanese phone when you get there. Last
time I was there I saw a DoCoMo booth at Narita Airport which was renting
phones. I'm not sure what this costs, though, nor do I have any idea what
a local prepaid SIM costs if you already have a phone. I travel to Japan
infrequently, and never more than a couple of days at a time, so I normally
just grit my teeth and pay roaming rates.
Renting in Japan is cheap and you can get good rates for overseas,
though when I go, I mainly just use internet.
Those roaming charges must kill you, though!
I just looked at the bill for the last time I was there, and for
two days (fly in one morning, out the next evening) I got by with
about $25. That's not all the calls I made, however, since I used
my laptop to call from the hotel.
Which reminds me that I forgot to mention that to the original poster.
If you'll have an Internet connection a VoIP application on your
computer may cover what you want, at least in part. I use Skype
since it is good at dealing with firewalls and other attempts to block
it, and calls to the US are quite cheap.
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