Calling with a Prepaid phone: Prepaid Services
Calling with a Prepaid phone
Purchasing a prepaid card
Prepaid cards are purchasable nationwide at au Shops, PiPit, and some convenience stores.
- *Some shops may not carry prepaid cards.
Charged fees and available usage periods
|Calling cost||Weekday daytime
(8:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
Weekend and holiday daytime
(8:00 AM to 11:00 PM)
|6 sec. / ¥10
(7:00 PM to 11:00 PM)
Late night / Early morning
(11:00 PM to 8:00 AM)
|5.5 sec. / ¥10
|Cost to send SMS (C-mail)||¥5.14 / message (tax included)|
|Available usage period ||¥3,000 (non taxed)
for 60 days from day of registration
¥5,000 (non taxed) for 90 days
¥10,000 (non taxed) for 365 days
|Service area||Nationwide Japan|
|Prepaid card type||Available usage amount||Available usage
|¥3,000 (non taxed)||¥3,300 (tax included)||60 days||90 days|
|¥5,000 (non taxed)||¥5,500 (tax included)||90 days||90 days|
|¥10,000 (non taxed)||¥10,000 (tax included)||365 days||90 days|
|Three Little Pigs card 
(Card set with three ¥1,000
(non taxed) cards)
|¥1,000/card (tax included)||30 days/card||90 days/card|
-  Even if the card balance reaches ¥0, you can still receive calls during the available usage period. The call time limit is calculated from the day of registration.
-  Only available at stores.
SMS (C-mail) is usable nationwide in Japan
|Sending||¥5.14 / message (tax included)|
You can make international calls using the KDDI 001 service without entering into a usage contract.
Calling charges (example)
|USA||12 sec. / ¥20 (tax exempt)|
|South Korea||9 sec. / ¥20 (tax exempt)|
|China & Taiwan||8 sec. / ¥20 (tax exempt)|
|England, Germany, France||6 sec. / ¥20 (tax exempt)|
Caller ID display and Caller ID request are available.
How to use
The link below provides instructions on how to register, how to add cards, how to check your balance, and how to select voice guidance in a foreign language.