ALSO IN AIRLINES NTT Communications introducing prepaid SIM card vending

NTT Communications Corporation, the international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), said it will begin operating a prepaid SIM card vending machine at Chubu Centrair International Airport from September 29.

The vending machine will be installed in the arrival lobby of the airport, which serves the greater Nagoya area in central Japan, enabling foreign visitors to easily access low-cost mobile data communications while in Japan. In addition to the short-term “Prepaid SIM for Japan” offered by NTT Com, the machine will sell related items such as smartphones, mobile routers and accessories.

A multilingual touch panel will provide guidance in English and Chinese. Payment via credit card will eliminate the need for arriving customers to prepare Japanese yen cash. After purchasing a card, the user can register required personal information by simply scanning their passport to immediately begin surfing the Internet or checking emails.

NTT Com is already operating SIM card vending machines at Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport for the convenience of foreign visitors entering Japan through these major international gateways.

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises.