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Staying connected in Japan with 4G Pocket Wifi Malaysia

Someone mentioned that she’s never seen me so active on Instagram while I’m overseas. She was referring to the many pictures I uploaded while in Japan.

Of course, that’s because I was always connected!

Pocket Wifi

Several trips before, to keep myself connected when I was in Japan during desperate times i.e. sesat, I used to roam with my network provider to find my way. Then I’ll worry about the bill later because I needed to pay so much for so little data!

Then, I discovered pocket wifi. It’s my very own portable hotspot that let me use unlimited 4G internet at a very affordable rate, per day, so I could use it 24/7!

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Warning: Possible consequence of having the net on all the time.

Pocket wifis can be rented at the airport in Japan (that’s how most people rent their pocket wifis), but I prefer looking up for pocket wifi providers in Malaysia because the rate they offer for their pocket wifis is generally lower.

Before I went to Japan recently, 4G Pocket Wifi Malaysia offered to lend me their pocket wifi for my trip. Since I was planning to rent one before leaving anyway, I accepted the offer. I’ve used pocket wifis from different providers, but I was so satisfied with this one compared to the rest, that I’m blogging about it. Here’s an honest review — the things that I liked about the pocket wifi from 4G Pocket Wifi Malaysia:

The pack

I received my pocket wifi pack, a transparent pink plastic case with compartments. Inside it, were the pocket wifi, the charger, USB and a note with directions on how to use it. I thought that it’s really considerate that they provided this pack — it makes it so easy for me to carry everything.

The pocket wifi

The pocket wifi could connect several devices at one go. It’s easy to use, like other pocket wifis, I only needed to switch it on and connect my devices to eat and I was online.

What makes it different was… while I may need to bring a powerbank to recharge other pocket wifis several times throughout the day because they keep on dying after a few hours, this one lasted from 10AM to 8PM, even with frequent use. Full bar of the pocket wifi = 10 hours. That’s very good — we were both impressed by how long it lasted!

The price

Also, it’s very affordable — only RM28 per day for unlimited data, less than the prices that I was used to, which was around RM35-RM38 per day. The difference per day may sound like a little, but considering the number of days of travelling that’s involved, it’s actually a lot.

So if you’re heading to Japan and need a pocket wifi, check them out on 4G Pocket Wifi Malaysia on Facebook or Whatsapp 012-3466890.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Sophia
    February 8, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Thank you for sharing. I didn’t know pocket wifi is cheaper than my network’s flat fee roaming. Maybe I’ll rent this on my next trip to Japan 🙂

  • Reply
    Jeshua
    February 8, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    sweet! Traveling now will be slightly cheaper!

    • Reply
      Miasuraya
      February 9, 2015 at 8:55 PM

      Absolutely. At least RM10 per day!

  • Reply
    Umair
    February 15, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
    That’s pretty cheap. I use to be charged like crazy whenever I go to Japan..
    How’s the coverage though? Did you try anywhere outside the city?

    • Reply
      Miasuraya
      February 16, 2015 at 8:57 PM

      Hi Umair, long time no speak! The coverage’s OK, considering there was still high coverage when I was in the outskirts/mountains in Hokkaido.

  • Reply
    Yasmin
    March 10, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Hi! I’m going to Tokyo this mid April and planning to rent this pocket wifi. I will be travelling for 10 days and my husband & sister and be connected to the same pocket wifi too. How’s the connection & durability throughout your trip?

    • Reply
      Miasuraya
      March 10, 2015 at 3:04 PM

      Ok je. Even while on the road in the outskirts of town, the connection was great.

  • Reply
    Yong Adlina
    March 3, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Hi mia. I’ve a big fan of your blog and I have 1 day left before I leave for Japan. All because I was inspired by your frequent travel to Japan. I’ve rented the same pocket wifi as yours. But can I know, do i just switch the device on and it will auto connect to my hp or does it have a password that I need to key in first?

    • Reply
      Miasuraya
      March 8, 2016 at 9:43 AM

      Hi Yong Adlina, thanks for reading! You should connect it to your devices manually, the log in details should be at the back of the pocket wifi that you’re going to rent 🙂

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