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    Re: Japan and Phones

    Here's a year old google doc comparing MVNOs for the interested.
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    This. Out of the 8-10 media cafes I've been to, I think only 1 had 'recent' hardware - first generation i7 (circa 2009) with an Geforce 9 series graphics card. But I've been to only 3 in larger...
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    Viral, that 3 year old laptop should be just fine. Backup the data you want to keep one last time and reformat. Or have someone do it for you if you're not inclined. You might even try upgrading...
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    Depends on your BoE/Prefectural BoE etc. Some have a 'no personal devices' policy - you aren't allowed to use personal devices to store school data or access school networks. Others are much more...
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    One thing to note is that the JIS keyboard layout is different. It's not based on the ANSI. Things like quotation marks are moved (alt+2.) Smaller spacebar flanked by character conversion keys. ...
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    This is important. Two to three months isn't even an overstatement. Even in the city. NTT works at the speed of slow.
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    This is the 21st Century. If I need to contact someone, it's almost always faster and easier to send them an email - although it depends who you're contacting. Luckily, my supervisors all contact...
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    Well subsidy vs discount aside, you'll probably be doing VERY little talking on the phone. Facetime, Hangouts, and Line etc are data usage. Which means you could get a phone and data only SIM and...
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    Again, aside from old models, which in the US would normally drop in price, but in Japan go on 'campaign' to clear out inventory for the next year's models. It's not so much a subsidy as it is a...
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    I hate to call out a JET employee, but that's bullshit. Any phone not actually on sale will just be installment based. You will pay the FULL price of the phone over 12 or 24 months of installments....
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    You can totally go to a recycle shop and pick up a shitty used phone and get a data only sim for around 2500 a month. I've made maybe 6 phone calls in the last 6 months or so, and that is probably...
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    Re: Japan and Phones

    There are a couple of threads with excellent info about this, but it boils down to two things: Does your phone have the necessary radios to work on any of Japan's carriers? Look up your phone's...
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