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Chubu Centrair International Airport will get its first prepaid SIM card vending machine Tuesday, NTT Communications Corp. said.

International visitors to the airport will find it easier to purchasing SIM cards, the Tokyo-based telecommunication firm said.

The machine will sell two types of prepaid SIM cards. One is ¥3,450 for one week and the other is ¥4,950 for two weeks. They connect to NTT Docomo’s fast LTE network. The connection speed will slow down when the amount of data exceeds 100 MB per day.

The SIMs are only good for mobile Internet, meaning it has no voice call function.

They work with unlocked phones or so-called SIM-free handsets.

The vending machine can display English and Chinese and accepts only credit cards, and visitors can activate the SIM cards on the spot by scanning their passports at the machine, which also sells SIM-free smartphones and Wi-Fi routers.

The same model of vending machine is already set up at Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport.

For more information about how to purchase SIM cards from the vending machine, read jtim.es/SJQ2F

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