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Internet Access on Honshu Island

Hoyu

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Can anyone give me a baseball park estimate on how much Internet Access costs on the main island of Japan? I am specifically interested in comparing prices in major urban areas like Tokyo-Yokohama, Osaka-Kobe and Nagoya, with access prices found in other rural areas across the island.

My in-laws just could not believe it when I told them that I only pay $5 a month for unlimited, ad-free, Internet access. I did not have the gall to ask them what they pay, so I was wondering if anyone on J-ref had this sort of information available.
 

Hoyu

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Thomas

Thanks for the excellent resource. There appear to be some really great deals in Japan now as well. I'm going to send this information to my father-in-law right away.

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moyashi

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Depends on the type of line.
yahooBB seems to be doing great t under $40 for 12meg ADSL line.

10-12 meg ADSL lines are anywhere from $25-40 depending on the carrier in general. Problem is that NTT requires an outside IP hosting service. You can't just get a ADSL connection and use your own machine as a server. Outside IP's are about $5 a month +

FiberOptic lines by NTT are now under $60 a month. Full 100 meg service. hmmm, I wish.

I'm probably going to switch off my 10 meg ADSL line from NTT and goto yahooBB since I can call anywhere from 7.5 per 3 minutes including the States. First 2 months with this special campaign is free service. hehe, I can talk all day to the States for free for 2 months.

I'd recommend do yahooBB for the parents then they can call you 2 for very cheap prices.

currently NTT US rates is 100 yen per minute or 3 minutes. haha, seems like per minute.
 

Hoyu

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Thanks Moyashi!

I'm checking it out! 😄
 
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