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Information of major mobile Wi-Fi hotspots (Pocket Wi-Fi routers) in Japan
Information of major mobile Wi-Fi hotspots (Pocket Wi-Fi routers) in Japan

June 2016

In the following list, we compared major mobile Wi-Fi hotspots (Pocket Wi-Fi routers) that work in Japan. Japanese mobile Wi-Fi hotspots are using networks of mobile network operators (MNO) like NTT docomo, KDDI au, SoftBank, UQ WiMAX, and Y!mobile (SoftBank). Easygo Japan's mobile Wi-Fi hotspot is on NTT docomo's network.

NTT docomo, KDDI au and SoftBank are called Japan's big three carriers. As UQ WiMAX is a subsidiary of KDDI and Y!mobile is a brand name of SoftBank, the mobile networks in Japan are practically operated by big three carriers. Compared to WiMAX, 3G/4G networks of the big three have better nationwide coverage in Japan. Especially in rural areas, NTT docomo provides the best coverage among other carriers. In exchange for better coverage, WiMAX tends to provide less strict throttling policies.

Please note that information below may not be exhaustive or the most up-to-date.



Information of major mobile Wi-Fi hotspots (Pocket Wi-Fi routers) in Japan
Product Name Carrier (MNO) Compatible Networks Maximum Speeds Data Throttling Limits* Battery Life
Wi-Fi Station L-01G
(Easygo Japan Model)
NTT docomo Xi (4G)
FOMA (3G)
Download: 262.5Mbps
Upload: 50Mbps
2.4GB/3days
or 1.2GB/day
c. 18h
Wi-Fi Station L-02F
(Easygo Japan Model)
NTT docomo Xi (4G)
FOMA (3G)
Download: 150Mbps
Upload: 50Mbps
3GB/day (fair usage) c. 13h
Wi-Fi WALKER WiMAX2+ (HWD15) UQ WiMAX
KDDI au
WiMAX
WiMAX2+
au 4GLTE
Download: 110Mbps
Upload: 25Mbps
WiMAX: Unlimited Data
WiMAX2+: 10GB/3days (fair usage)
LTE: 7GB/month
c. 10h
Wi-Fi WALKER WiMAX 2+ NAD11 UQ WiMAX WiMAX
WiMAX2+
Download: 110Mbps
Upload: 10Mbps
WiMAX: Unlimited Data
WiMAX2+: 10GB/3days (fair usage)
c. 7h
Speed Wi-Fi NEXT W01 UQ WiMAX
KDDI au
WiMAX2+
au 4GLTE
Download: 220Mbps
Upload: 25Mbps
WiMAX2+: 10GB/3days (fair usage)
LTE: 7GB/month
c. 8h
Wi-Fi WALKER LTE HWD11 KDDI au au 4GLTE, 3G Download: 75Mbps
Upload: 25Mbps
7GB/month c. 9h
Pocket WiFi 305ZT Y!mobile (SoftBank) SoftBank 4G/4GLTE, 3G
Y!mobile LTE
Download: 187.5Mbps
Upload: 37.5Mbps
3GB/3days (fair usage) c. 9h
Pocket WiFi 502HW Y!mobile (SoftBank) SoftBank 4G/4GLTE, 3G
Y!mobile LTE
Download: 187.5Mbps
Upload: 37.5Mbps
3GB/3days (fair usage) c. 10h
Pocket WiFi GL06P Y!mobile (SoftBank) SoftBank 4GLTE, 3G
Y!mobile LTE
Download: 75Mbps
Upload: 25Mbps
366MB/day (fair usage)
or 10GB/month
c. 11h
Pocket WiFi GL09P Y!mobile (SoftBank) SoftBank 4G/4GLTE, 3G
Y!mobile LTE
Download: 110Mbps
Upload: 25Mbps
1GB/3days (fair usage) c. 14h
Pocket WiFi 303ZT SoftBank SoftBank 4G/4GLTE, 3G
Y!mobile LTE
Download: 187.5Mbps
Upload: 37.5Mbps
7GB/month c. 9h
Pocket WiFi 304HW SoftBank SoftBank 4G/4GLTE, 3G
Y!mobile LTE
Download: 110Mbps
Upload: 21Mbps
1GB/3days (fair usage) c. 9h
* Data throttling limits are coming from fair usage polices of each carrier or daily/monthly data plans. Thus they may vary according to the carrier and the data plan.



Easygo Japan Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Rental

Easygo Japan Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Comparison
High-Speed Wi-Fi (2.4GB/3days) High-Speed Wi-Fi (1.2GB/day) Mid-Speed Wi-Fi (Unlimited Data)
Rental Fee 540 JPY/day 650 JPY/day 490 JPY/day
Speed Test Results* 3Mbps-30Mbps 3Mbps-30Mbps 1Mbps-5Mbps
Data-Throttling Limits 2.4GB/3days 1.2GB/day Unlimited Data**
Battery Life 18h 18h 13h
Ideal if You Value Data Speed Data Speed Data Amount
Ideal for Use by 2-3 persons 3-4 persons 3-5 persons
Compatible Networks NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G
* Our speed test results do not represent any minimum guaranteed speeds. The data speed may vary depending on the location, time and the type of your device.
** An extremely large amount of data usage with the Unlimited Data Wi-Fi may trigger the throttling for the rest of the day.



Easygo Japan SIM Card Rental

Japan SIM Card Comparison
Data SIM (350MB/day) Data SIM (500MB/day) Talk+Data SIM (300MB/day)
Rental Fee 240 JPY/day 290 JPY/day 400 JPY/day
Speed Test Results* 5Mbps-30Mbps 5Mbps-30Mbps 5Mbps-30Mbps
Data-Throttling Limits 350MB/day 500MB/day 300MB/day
Phone Number No No Yes
SMS No No Yes
Compatible Networks NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G NTT docomo 4G LTE/3G
* Our speed test results do not represent any minimum guaranteed speeds. The data speed may vary depending on the location, time and the type of your device.




Easygo Japan iPhone, Android Phone Rental

Japan 4G LTE iPhone, Android Phone
iPhone Andorid Phone Andorid Phone (>29days)
Rental Fee 600 JPY/day 520 JPY/day 400 JPY/day
OS iOS Android Android
Data-Throttling Limits 6GB/month 6GB/month 6GB/month
Phone Number Yes Yes Yes
SMS Yes Yes Yes
Display Language Almost all languages Almost all languages Almost all languages




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