Japan's NTT Docomo has introduced a new prepaid Wi-Fi service for travelers to the nation, offering easy access to its national network of public wireless LAN hotspots.
The new functionality is being added to the operator's Japan Welcome SIM prepaid SIM service for tourists and business travelers.
The service supports high-speed downloads at speeds of up to 988Mbps, and also provides access to Docomo's LTE and 3G networks. It is offered through plans starting at 1,080 yen ($10) for no bundled data allowance, or 1,836 yen with 600MB of include data.
Customers have the option to recharge their data allowance by viewing ads or answering questionnaires, and additional data can be purchased for rates starting at 100MB for 216 yen. A free plan with no bundled data allowance is available.
Docomo is also extending the service period of the prepaid SIMs from five to 20 days, and has introduced an XL version of the plan for 3,024 yen with 2GB of data. As a promotion, the company will offer the XL plan at 1,944 yen for the first 999 customers using a coupon code.