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Phone! [Apr. 6th, 2007|03:23 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Much love to angrydicemoose for hooking me up with a phone in Japan.

I guess you can't get pre-pay phones here because they're used for crime, so you need a lot of paperwork/documents which I don't have, but fortunately SAKK has a lot of phones for mobile testing/development, so I'm stealing one of those for the weekend.

BACK ON THE GRID.

(it even has menus in English... double score.)
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[User Picture]From: angrydicemoose
2007-04-06 09:09 am (UTC)

Not exactly banned

Pre-paid phones aren't banned in Japan. You just need proper ID showing citizenship or residence in Japan to get one.
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2007-04-06 09:52 am (UTC)

Re: Not exactly banned

That sounds... illogical. Only foreigners commit crimes? :)
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[User Picture]From: angrydicemoose
2007-04-06 10:06 am (UTC)

Re: Not exactly banned

There is no ban on foreigners to have phones, if someone has residency or citizenship they can get a phone.

Basically to get a mobile phone in Japan, that person has to live in Japan or be Japanese (and if you Japanese you still need a Japanese billing address).

Just trying to clarify things here.
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