Mar 29, 2016
Which internet service provider do you use at your home/apartment?
I have been using WiMax+2 pocket wifi (unlimited plan) for 2 years. But it has data limitation of using 3GB for 3 consecutive days. Nowadays, During the weekends I use more than 3 GB in one day while watching movies and downloading torrents files. So the pocket wifi is not effective for my use. I would like to switch to home based internet which has unlimited plan and cheap? Please suggest if you are using one.
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I live in a Leopalace apartment, and as far as I know, they all use "Leonet", a service where you get (cable) internet and TV. I don't really care about TV (I don't even whatch the normal one), and internet is 1640 yen a month. Which is really cheap for Japanese standards. Pros -Cheap -Almost always reliable (I used to have negative peaks during the weekend one year ago, but lately I get good performance everyday, but I guess it also depends on the other building users) Cons -No Wifi router provided -You share your connection with everyone in the building -You don't get to have any way to touch settings and stuff (for some people this may not even be a problem, for me it is), you get your static IP adress and there's no way to set anything Overall, for my needs I wouldn't ask more. I can make a wifi connection with an hotspot program on my laptop. In any case, if you really need wifi you could buy a router yourself. It's REALLY cheap, and pretty fast and reliable. Speedtest results: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5207319715
Just moved apartment, and someone from FLETTS HIKARI (NTT) is coming to hook us up this week. I think we'll be paying around 3,000 - 4,000 yen a month for wifi, landline, ... the whole bit. We were going to go with J:COM (au) for the better TV channels, but people told us their internet was slow. Off the top of my head I can't remember the data sizes.
We use an unlimited data Hikari plan by Softbank for at least 6000 yen a month including rental of hardware and stupid expensive installation fee split to a two year plan. Wi-fi and ethernet cable. Super fast and reliable but ridiculously expensive (and they weren't clear on all the costs so we thought it would be less). We both use the old style no data flip phones, but if we used smartphones with Softbank, the cost would be slightly offset by having some sort of shared data package.
I've moved three times and signed up with NTT HIKARI each time. The internet speed is always great, they usually discount or make the installation complimentary, and they have English translators who will do a 3-way phone call with the Japanese staff if you need help with your plan or setup or anything.