NTT Communications to Introduce Prepaid SIM Card Vending Machine at Chubu Centrair International Airport
Via NTT Press Releases
Sep 28, 2015
TOKYO, Japan – September 25, 2015 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced today that it will begin operating a prepaid SIM card vending machine at Chubu Centrair International Airport from September 29.
The vending machine will be installed in the arrival lobby of the airport, which serves the greater Nagoya area in central Japan, enabling foreign visitors to easily access low-cost mobile data communications while in Japan. In addition to the short-term "Prepaid SIM for Japan" offered by NTT Com, the machine will sell related items such as smartphones, mobile routers and accessories.
A multilingual touch panel will provide guidance in English and Chinese. Payment via credit card will eliminate the need for arriving customers to prepare Japanese yen cash. After purchasing a card, the user can register required personal information by simply scanning their passport to immediately begin surfing the internet or checking emails.
NTT Com is already operating SIM card vending machines at Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport for the convenience of foreign visitors entering Japan through these major international gateways. Chubu International Airport is expected to receive some four million foreign visitors annually by 2019.
NTT Com, Japan's largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), intends to add additional sites for SIM card sales, including at major electronics stores and travel agencies as well as other airports. The company will also expand its lineup of related mobile data communications products in response to customer feedback.
Prepaid SIM card vending machine (rendition)
Vending Machine Location
2nd floor, International Arrival Lobby
|Location||2nd floor international arrival lobby, Chubu Centrair International Airport ; (Machines have already been installed at AQUA CITY ODAIBA, Kansai International Airport and Narita International Airport.)|
|Payment (by card only)||VISA, MasterCard, JCB, American Express or Diners Club|
|Languages||English and Chinese|
|Operating hours||24 hours every day|
|Size||2,050 (W) × 1,010 (D) × 2,300 (H) mm|
|Product lineup||* "Prepaid SIM for JAPAN - 7 days" (100 MB/per day) for 3,450 JPY (excl. tax); * "Prepaid SIM for JAPAN - 14 days" (100 MB/per day) for 4,950 JPY (excl. tax) * SIM-free smartphones, LTE Wi-Fi routers and AC chargers *Items and prices are subject to change. Prepaid SIM for Japan prices may vary by sales location.|
**Purchase and Contract Procedure **
NOTES: The "Prepaid SIM for Japan" card requires a compatible mobile data device, which can be purchased at Amazon.co.jp or outlets operated by NTT Com. Card users can use apps provided by NTT Broadband Platform Inc. to also access free public LANs at some 130,000 locations in Japan, including airports, train stations, commercial facilities, convenience stores and more ([www.ntt-bp.net/jcfw/en.html])
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