Update on Prepaid Phones in Japan

According to newsreports, Japan’s ruling coalition decided on a draft law, which will make identification requirements for obtaining prepaid phones more strict, instead of totally outlawing prepaid phones. It is reported that according to this bill the transfer of mobile phones to third parties would become a punishable offence. So if this bill becomes law, you risk a prison sentence if you lend your prepaid mobile phone to others in Japan – be warned.

For detailed statistics on size, market shares and analysis of Japan’s prepaid phone market, consult the latest edition of our report on Japan’s telecom sector.

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