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IIJ to offer free Wi-Fi service with "Japan Travel SIM", its prepaid SIM card for overseas visitors

dl button PDF [422 KB] 21 December 2015

TOKYO-December 21, 2015-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced that it is adding premium codes for the smartphone app TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi(*1)-which enables overseas visitors to access over 200,000 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Japan-to the Japan Travel SIM(*2) package, which includes a SIM card for IIJ's pre-paid mobile data service for visitors in Japan. Shipments of the new edition of the package will begin in the beginning of January 2016.

Service Overview

Customers visiting Japan can access over 200,000 Wi-Fi hotspots at no charge by downloading the free TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi app and entering the premium code included with the Japan Travel SIM package. In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, the app also provides useful information for customers' stays in Japan (including tourist destination guides, product information, and coupons).

Usage Guide

  • Step1: Download the TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi app from the App Store or Google play.
  • Step2: Agree to the terms of service.
  • Step3: Enter the premium code included in the package, as well as the other required information.

(*1) TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi: A smartphone app for the free Wi-Fi service provided by Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd.

(*2) Japan Travel SIM: A package containing a SIM card loaded with a data allotment for high-speed transmissions. Customers can easily start data transmissions just by inserting the SIM card into their SIM-lock-free device and completing configurations on the device.

IIJ will continue to offer highly convenient services that enable customers visiting Japan to access speedy mobile environments.

Image of the Package

Japan Travel

Japan Travel SIM Service Specifications
Service Name Japan Travel SIM
Types 1GB (30 days) 2GB (3 months)
Data Transmissions Volume 1GB 2GB
Usage Term(*1) Thirty days, inclusive of the day of the first transmission Until the end of the third month after the day of the first transmission
Sales Price Open Price Open Price(*2)
Additional Data Transmissions Capacity(*3) Possible
Transmission Speed (LTE Areas)(*4) Down link 225Mbps / Up link 50Mbps
Usage Area Coextensive with the area in which NTT docomo's LTE and 3G services can be accessed in Japan
SIM Card Types Standard-size SIM, microSIM, nanoSIM
Available Languages
  • Packaging (cardboard sheet on which the SIM card is mounted):
    Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified)
  • Instruction booklet, web page for the service(https://t.iijmio.jp/en/):
    Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Thai
  • Phone support:Japanese, English, Chinese
    From 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, 365 days per year
 Where to Buy See the web page for the service (https://t.iijmio.jp/en/)

(*1) No extensions of the usage period or transitions to monthly plans available. Data transmissions capacity cannot be added to SIM cards whose usage period has expired.

(*2) The IIJmio Prepaid Pack, tailored to residents of Japan, is JPY3,791 (plus tax).

(*3) Additional data transmissions capacity can be purchased using an IIJmio Coupon Card or a Brastel Card. The method of adding data transmissions capacity differs by service, so please check the respective web page:
IIJmio Coupon Card: https://t.iijmio.jp/en/recharge/
Brastel Card:http://brastel.com/eng/japantravelsim

(*4) Transmission speeds may vary based on the device used. Outside LTE areas, 3G transmissions are available.

(*) SMS and voice functionality are unavailable for Japan Travel SIM cards