Thanks for your reply.
I used Global Advanced Comms. last year as well for one month when I was in Osaka and Kyoto. Took the ‘Standard’ service http://www.globaladvancedcomm.com/pocketwifi.html (may have been on Y Mobile if I recall) and it was excellent. I did not move around a lot but reassuring to know you had a similar experience.
Global Advanced Comms. also have a spin off service for long-term rental http://www.letinternetjp.com/en/wifi.html Appears to me that the two products they offer for long-term rental are the ‘Premium’ service (from the short term rental site) which is on au and the ‘Super Premium’ service which is on Y Mobile. Download/upload speeds are incredibly fast!!..with some smaller print around download data usage (although can’t see me ever downloading that much in the space of a few days).
Do you remember what product you had as from above I’ll be able to work out the network from au or Y Mobile?
The UQ Wimax long-term rental I’m comparing them with is http://rental.cdjapan.co.jp/index_en_jpy_11.html Again ridiculously fast upload and download speeds with unlimited data. This is on Wimax2 which is a slightly different network to Wimax!
I’ve also seen an NTT Docomo product, however, I have a mobile SIM where I’m living in Osaka which uses NTT and I’m bouncing between the LTE (faster network) and 3G. So at least I can eliminate that product (or rather network).
Eek! Geeking out way too much here but thought it would be useful for you and other readers to know there are some options for long-term pocket wi-fi rentals in Japan.
Just want to ensure I have connections during the long ‘Shinkansen’ journeys I’ll be doing on a JR Pass in mid-November.
I’m sure I’ll survive the trip though without being constantly online!