We’ve finally managed to arrange with a new Japanese rental cellphone company to offer very cheap rentals to our students. Normally short-term rentals can work out extremely expensive, in 3 ways: rental fee, calling fee, and data fee. The new rental plan we’ve arranged fixes all three of these problems: rental fees are even cheaper than our previous company, at roughly 500 yen per week. Calling fees are basically the same as a long-term contract, at 60 yen per minute. And the already reasonable data fees are capped at 10,000 yen per month maximum. So it’s a great deal all round!
Having a cellphone is one of the best ways to enjoy your time in Japan – it’s an essential tool for making friends and helping yourself in emergencies. We recommend all students to bring or rent one!
The only problem is that their website is currently only in Japanese. They’re currently translating it to English for you, but until they do, you’ll have to work on your kanji reading skills! Rental cellphone details are here.