●3 reasons why JP Smart SIM is the most popular choice between expats in Japan
JP Smart SIM has a simplify and efficiently design, enthusiastic support to anyone living in Japan. Thanks to its secure contract, payment method and no limit to the required time to cancel a contract, many expats and long-term visitors have used this service.
1- Easy to register a contract
You just need to apply online to get your own JP Smart SIM! No need to spend hours sitting in the store and file several documents; you can quickly complete it in your comfort room. The website is available in English, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese. The customer support is also available in these languages.
To apply, you can directly access to JP Smart SIM homepage, select the service that suits you the best, click on "APPLY NOW" button, and forwarding to the online application form page.
You will fill the application form with the necessary personal information, and submit the required identity document depending on your selected service. Such as a full-colour capture of the passport holder page for JP Smart Data or two-side-captures of your residence card for JP Smart Call. And that's all!
Visitors without a residence card (those visiting long-term for travelling) can apply for "JP Smart Data" sim card service. The only necessary document is your passport. Even if you haven't had a fixed address in Japan yet, you can apply to have you SIM Card delivered anywhere within Japan where you will stay temporally. Just be sure to be there when your SIM Card arrives!
As for the phone itself (the device), JP Mobile SIM is compatible with most SIM-free devices which support 4G, even those brought from your home country.
Their SIM card is a 3in1 type. It's cut into many sizes, so you do not need to worry whether it fits your device.
2- No need to have a bank account or credit card
If you try to get a number or mobile at other big carriers, you will need a credit card or bank information to register for automatically withdraw payment. And you will also find out that you must have a phone number when opening a bank account. This "chicken or the egg" dilemma is quite frustrating and stressful. Also, you cannot have a bank account if you don't have a residence card, so long-term tourism visitors are not eligible anyway.
With JP Smart SIM, you can get a phone number without needing a bank account or credit card. Payment by cash at most convenience stores in Japan is a highlight feature of this service.
If you select your payment method as "Convenience stores", JP Smart SIM will send you an e-mail on the 25th of every month with the details of your invoice. Moreover, the period of payment is flexible from the payment issue date to the last day of that month. So you can take the initiative to complete it anytime, anywhere as long as it before the due date.
Also, you can keep track of your phone bills using "JP Smart SIM" mobile app that you can access with your registered account. It's now available on App Store (for iOS device) and Play Store (for Android device).
Just be careful: you must complete monthly payment before that month ends. Otherwise, the service will be temporarily stopped on the first day of the following month.
3- No contract cancellation fee
Differently from other companies, with JP Smart SIM, you can request the contract termination anytime without cancellation fees! Just remember to confirm the usage term before sending a request via your "My Page" account on JP Smart SIM website.
After cancelling your contract, there is no need to return the SIM Card: simply dispose of it the correct way (check out at your city's website).
If you want to reserve your phone number since it linked to many registration documents, you can request a "Dormant service". With this optional service, you only need to pay 500 yen/month to keep your sim card stay active before your return, instead of full payment each month.
4-No delivery fee
There is more FREE! The delivery is free of charge. After completing to purchase the SIM Card will be delivered to your door for absolutely 0 yen! Great opportunity to stay home and rest after a long journey to Japan ????