Apr 17, 2016
What's the most economical mobile phone family package?
My kids are clamoring for their own phones as they enter high school. I want to grant them phones for connectivity without going broke over monthly and hidden charges.
Just as a reference point, have a look at NTTdocomo's シェアパック / share pack plans. 30GB a month at ~ 22,500 yen going down to 5GB a month at ~ 6,500 yen (for families with 3-5 members). Here's the link: https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/charge/new_plan/bill_plan/packet/ If you can handle the Japanese you can do a payment simulation on their site, here: https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/charge/new_plan/simulation/index.html This post (in Japanese) compares docomo with IIJmio, with a family of 4 coming out at 6,400 yen a month. Here: http://xn--sim-pd0fo47c37eo05e.com/familysumaho/ Hope this helps to get started.