Peach Aviation will launch in-flight sales of pre-paid mobile data SIM cards from July 15.
So-net Corporation’s “Prepaid LTE SIM” will allow customers to enjoy high-speed mobile data services throughout Japan, although it cannot be used to make phone calls.
There are two plans available: 100MB for a maximum 30-day period priced at ¥3,000 (US$30); or 500MB for 60-days usage costing ¥5,000 (US$50). The connection speed for downloading and uploading will be 150 Mbps and 50 Mbps respectively.
The SIM card is compatible with a range of smartphone and mobile devices, and will come in standard, micro and nano sizes.
According to a survey carried out by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, one out of three foreign travellers visiting Japan would like the option to use prepaid SIM cards in the country. The airline said that they have introduced the SIM card to meet the needs of customers who visit Japan for leisure and business.
The SIM card will be sold on Peach Aviation’s international flights to Osaka Kansai International airport, as well as on domestic routes throughout Japan.
Passengers who purchase the card during the flight will need to keep the receipt and present it to Applause aeroplaza shop, located in Terminal 2, to redeem the SIM card.
Customers will also need to activate the card online before using it; after inserting the SIM into their mobile device, a log in screen will appear in the browser requiring users to enter the SIM phone number and password. The period of use will begin immediately after activation.
For more information, visit flypeach.com