NTT to Launch Prepaid SIM Vending Machines for foreign visitors to Japan at Narita International Airport
NTT Communications announced today that it will begin operating prepaid SIM card vending machines for foreign visitors to Japan at Narita International Airport from July 24. The prepaid SIM vending machines, the first to be installed at Narita International Airport, will give foreign tourists and business traveler’s access to low-cost mobile data communications while in Japan. One machine each will be installed in the international arrival lobbies of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. In addition to NTT Com’s Prepaid SIM for JAPAN for short-term use, the machines will offer smartphones, mobile routers, accessories and more.
Touch panel screens in English or Chinese guide the user through the purchase procedure. Payment is via credit card, so there is no need to prepare Japanese yen cash. After making their purchase, the user can register their name, birthday, etc. via either the machine’s touch panel or passport scanner to begin accessing the Internet immediately.