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iphone and wifi in japan?

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I know that my iPhone cell phone service will not work in japan but I was thinking I could still use my phone for wifi and sending emails. Has anyone done this or is wifi a common thing in the big cities like Osaka Kyoto and tokyo?
 

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wifi is not as widespread as you would expect from a major metropolis, but it is getting better. Coffee shops are your best bet.
 

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wifi is not as widespread as you would expect from a major metropolis, but it is getting better. Coffee shops are your best bet.

Hotels have it also, but you will have to pay a small fee.

I used a WiFi in Kumamoto. The inn I stayed at didn't have WiFi or Internet, but I got lucky and picked up a signal.
 

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I took my iphone with me on my last visit and it didn't work for anything. I very well could have been doing something wrong....
 

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Last year I was able to get a lot more wifi then usual, so i think the amount of open wifi is steadily increasing. Or just go near an Apple store.
 

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I read the iPhone is going to be launched in Japan early next year; next month I think, so maybe you'll be able to get service then...
 

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I know that my iPhone cell phone service will not work in japan but I was thinking I could still use my phone for wifi and sending emails. Has anyone done this or is wifi a common thing in the big cities like Osaka Kyoto and tokyo?
I also interested in iPhone, so I had created iPhone News blog;
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