a VirtualTourist member from Japan asked on Jun 30, 2016
This summer , I am going to Japan. I checked the websites talking about pocket wifi, and most of people talking about iVideo pocket wifi for access internet abraod. Has anyone ever heard of it or used? Please give me some suggestions. Thanks a lot! http://goo.gl/AjNWKK
I've never heard of it...but I don't feel the need to have 'pocket wifi' anyway.
If you've checked 'websites talking about pocket wifi' and seen this thing talked about by 'most people', I wonder why you've just joined VT to ask us. Why not ask on the websites (presumably forums) where you've seen it talked about?
Yes, these are very common in Japan and I recommend them for tourists. It's just a router about the size of a deck of cards that connects to the 4G cell networks that you can connect any device to using WiFi.
You can rent them at the airport on arrival.
I found a lot more free WiFi when I was out and about in Japan.
The airport and I think the metro all had free wifi
It's getting better all the time:
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Thank you for your replying. I checked most of websites in Japan. It seems Japanese use a lot of pocket wifi. However out of Japanese websites, there are few discussions about this. Many Japanese friends of mine told me if I am going out, it's better to have pocket wifi with me, that I don't need to search wifi hotpot during my trip. I think it's true. I might use google map for road searching ,but a lot of friends of mine in US or EU, they tend to take the trip without any electronic devices. They bring NB and use it only in hotel. In fact, I am searching for advices supporting me to try. Anyway, thank you for your advices. I think it's true that a lot of people feel the same way like you.