NTT Com installs SIM vending machines at airports

RetailTech Innovation editors
24 Jul 2015
Daily News

NTT Communications will install prepaid SIM card vending machines at the Narita International Airport to make it easy for foreign visitors and business travellers to Japan to access data services in the country without exorbitant roaming rates.

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) said one machine each will be installed in the international arrival lobbies of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 starting Friday (July 24).

The machines will offer smartphones, mobile routers and phone accessories.

After making their purchase, the user can register their name and other personal details via either the machine’s touch panel or passport scanner to begin accessing the internet immediately.

NTT Com already operates SIM card vending machines at the AQUA CITY ODAIBA mall in Tokyo and Kansai International Airport near Osaka. NTT Com’s Prepaid SIM cards are also sold at airports, electronics stores and travel agencies.

Given that a record 13 million tourists visited Japan in 2014 and more are expected this year, NTT Com said expects to continue adding retail outlets for its Prepaid SIM, mainly at airports, electronics retail stores and travel agents.

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