My wife and I have just moved to Japan, and once our quarantine is over we’ll be moving to a remote island in Tokyo Pref. where only Docomo and Softbank are available.
Docomo has the best coverage, Softbank is more spotty.
The issue is that we won’t be staying long in the first house we are renting, maybe a couple of months only, as we will use it to look for a place to settle down.
Meaning we can’t get a fibre connection just now.
We’ve been looking at SIM card and pocket wifi options for a few days haven’t really seen the light.
We are two adults, with 2 smartphones and two computers.
We don’t really need a lot of data on the phones, but it would be good to be able to use instant messaging (line etc) for work.
At home, we’ll need data, regular videocalls, website maintance etc.
Ideally we would like to have either a combination of:
data sim for the phones and pocket wifi at home,
or 2 pocket wifi only that we carry with us.
all the data on the phone’s sim, using the phones as hotspot for the computers ,
However, the prices are really high, especially with the data caps which does not make this seem like a practical option.
We even started looking at AIS’s roaming data plans (since we still have our sim cards from Thailand were we were living and paying less than 10 USD per month for unlimited, uncapped 4G data ) but they’re limited to 20 days.
Is there anyway to keep things in the 5/6K JPY per month zone and have enough monthly data for two computers, or are we doomed?
We could do with data on one phone only.
ps. we both read/write Japanese, so don’t need English customer service.
Thanks a bunch