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Mar 13, 2017

Docomo data usage.

Does anyone know how bad it is when you seriously go over your data usage?

SilviaS15

SilviaS15

I am a car freak!

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  • KevinC

    on Mar 21

    Make sure you disable the "Speed mode"(スピードモード) in your data plan! When your data usage is more than your data plan, you will enter slow mode, which is unlimited to use but limited to 128kbps speed. If you enable "Speed mode"(automatically add 1GB data package option non-stop) or manually buy an optional 1GB data package (1000 yen), you can use it at normal speed.

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  • KevinC

    on Mar 15

    Once you go over your data plan, your speed will be limited to 128kbps(Maximum). The real world data usage will be more more like 56kbps, the speed will be like using a dial up modem you have 10 years ago. Take a minute or two to load one page, if you are visiting a webpage that have a lot of images then it may take even longer.

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  • SilviaS15

    on Mar 15

    Do they charge you extra?

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  • Jackson

    on Mar 16

    You can pay for extra data speed. That's why it's always a good idea to look out for the "docomo wifi" sticker outside shops and restaurants so you can leech on their wifi rather than draining out your data.

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  • SilviaS15

    on Mar 16

    I guess I should have clarified. Should I expect an insane phone bill?

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  • SilviaS15

    on Mar 21

    Oh my gosh... my next bill might be scary...I don't even know how to change the speed. Thank you so much for your help!

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  • ExploringJapan

    on Jun 11

    I suggest to request for a limit on your data plan. And once you reached your limit you can still access you internet but if you need more data you can just purchase it online.

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