IIJ to sell prepaid data roaming SIMs in Taiwan

telecomasia.net

ISP and MVNO Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has arranged to sell a prepaid SIM card for Taiwanese visitors planning to visit Japan at all Taiwan 7-Eleven locations.

The ready-to-use, data only Japan Travel SIM offers 1GB of data for 30 days for TW$780 ($24), with additional data packs purchasable at select locations in Japan.

The service is being offered over NTT DoCoMo's LTE and 3G networks, which offers download speeds of up to 375Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50Mbps in certain coverage areas.

IIJ said Taiwan ranks third after China and South Korea in terms of the number of visitors to Japan. Total Taiwanese travelers to Japan increased 30% in 2015 to a record 3.67 million.

Meanwhile 7-Eleven is the largest convenience store chain in Taiwan, with 5,045 locations as of April.

Japan Travel SIMs will go on sale at Taiwanese 7-Eleven stores from July 18. 

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