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After all I want to return to my previous career! Which cheap SIM is easy to move out?


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The period and amount of charge for contract cancellation fee varies depending on the cheap SIM

After all I want to return to my previous career! Which cheap SIM is easy to move out?

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“Cheap SIM” provided by “MVNO (Virtual Mobile Telecommunications Carrier)” and “Sub-brand” of a major carrier has become established as a service that can keep communication charges low. Those who have already switched to a cheap SIM will realize that the cost is lower than that of a major carrier, and finally, in preparation for the consumption tax increase of about one month before implementation, consider switching from now on. Some people will.

However, cheap SIM also has some challenges. As it appears in the monthly communication speed survey conducted by Kakaku.com magazine, the communication speed tends to be slow during the busy traffic hours (12:00 on weekdays or from evening to night). Depending on the carrier, there is no single store, and in many cases support is available only via telephone or the Internet.

If you want to return to your original carrier, even though you’re attracted by the low cost and transferred, but you still want to return to your original carrier, you can cancel the cheap SIM while the days are short from the contract, or MNP (mobile phone / PHS number portability). If you try to transfer to the original carrier or another cheap SIM using the system, you will be charged the contract cancellation fee as with major carriers.

However, the period when the contract cancellation fee is charged and the amount will vary depending on the cheap SIM. There is also a cheap SIM that appeals that you can cancel with a small burden even in a short period without charging a contract cancellation fee even if you cancel early. Normally, it is best to continue using your chosen carrier, but considering that you really want to cancel or transfer, you can say that it is a merit that you do not have to worry about the contract cancellation fee. ..

Therefore, this time, while collecting the contract cancellation fee and the transfer fee of the MNP system centered on carriers who are conducting speed surveys at Kakaku.com magazine, I would like to search for a cheap SIM that is easy to move to other companies or cancel. I will.

Two types of minimum usage period according to type

The contract cancellation fee will be charged with a cheap SIM if you transfer to another company or cancel within the minimum usage period. There is no minimum usage period for the cheap SIM that does not charge the contract cancellation fee.

The minimum usage period differs depending on the carrier and price plan, but it can be broadly divided into two types.

・ Repeatedly renewed by contract renewal
・ The one that ends in a certain period from the contract

The minimum usage period is set to “Voice call SIM”, which allows you to make and receive phone calls using your mobile phone number. As for “data communication SIM”, the carrier checked this time does not set a minimum usage period in principle.

Also, only the voice call SIM can take over the number using the MNP system. Therefore, the price plans and various fees mentioned in this article are for voice call SIM.

Now, let’s check the characteristics by type of minimum usage period and type.

● What will be renewed by contract renewal?

The minimum usage period will continue repeatedly due to the renewal of the contract, which is a cheap SIM of Y mobile and UQ mobile called “sub-brand” of major carriers. Applicable price plans are “Smartphone plan” for Wymobile, “Talking plan” and “Fit plan” for UQ mobile.

It has the same content as the so-called “two-year binding” of major carriers, both have a renewal month every two years, and if you change or cancel at a timing other than the renewal month 9,500 yen (excluding tax, the same below) Will be charged.

In addition, the transfer fee for the MNP system also varies depending on the period from the contract. It will be 3,000 yen if 6 months have passed since the new contract, but if you change within 6 months, you will be charged 6,000 yen, which is double. In other words, if you try to transfer within 6 months after contracting, it will cost 15,500 yen in total.

Cheap SIM that the minimum usage period continues repeatedly due to contract renewal

Cheap SIM that the minimum usage period continues repeatedly due to contract renewal

● What ends in a certain period after the contract?

With many MVNOs and UQ mobiles, “Data High Speed ​​+ Voice Call Plan” and “Data Unlimited + Voice Call Plan”, the minimum usage period ends within a certain period from the contract.

The main period is 12 months (1 year), but there are also cheap SIMs with relatively short periods, such as 5 months for b-mobile “990 Just Fit SIM” and 6 months for OCN Mobile ONE. In addition, Rakuten Mobile’s “Super Hodai” has a minimum usage period of “12 months”, “24 months”, “36 months”, and can be selected from three ways, depending on the length, discounted monthly fee Is changed.

The contract cancellation fee also varies depending on the carrier, but it is generally 8,000 yen or 9,800 yen. In some cases, such as IIJmio and nuro mobile, the contract cancellation fee becomes cheaper as the minimum usage period becomes shorter.

The transfer fee for the MNP system is 3,000 yen for both, but with UQ mobile and BIGLOBE Mobile, if you transfer before the contract is early, you will be doubled to 6,000 yen. After the minimum usage period, any carrier can transfer for 3,000 yen, but within the minimum usage period, you must be prepared to spend more than 10,000 yen.

Cheap SIM that the minimum usage period ends within a certain period from the contract

Cheap SIM that the minimum usage period ends within a certain period from the contract

● What is the minimum usage period?

mineo, AEON Mobile, and LinksMate do not have a minimum usage period for all price plans. In addition, the minimum usage period does not apply even if you have signed up for a “trial plan” for b-mobile “START SIM” and “smartphone phone SIM” or neuro mobile.

However, mineo and AEON MOBILE have set high transfer fees when transferring to another company within a short period of time. If you move out within 13 months (including the month in which you start using) with mineo, you will be charged ¥ 11,500, and if you move out within 90 days (including the contract date), you will be charged ¥ 15,000.

In both cases, the contract cancellation fee is not charged only for cancellation, but mineo’s “ 13 months ” and AEON Mobile’s “ 90 days ” where the transfer fee is expensive are “ substantial minimum usage period ” for those who want to move out You can say that. Please note that the transfer fee will not be high even if you transfer to AEON Mobile from another company using the MNP system within 90 days.

In addition, although LinksMate does not change the transfer fee even after a short period from the contract, 3,000 yen will be charged as a “SIM card deletion administration fee” when canceling. In other words, 3,000 yen will always be incurred when canceling, and 5,000 yen will be incurred when transferring to another company.

Cheap SIM with no minimum usage period

Cheap SIM with no minimum usage period

[Summary]Cheap SIMs that are easy to transfer in a short period are rare!

As described above, many cheap SIMs have a one-time minimum usage period, and if you cancel within the period, you will be charged a contract cancellation fee of around 10,000 yen. Also, even with a cheap SIM that does not have a minimum usage period, the transfer fee when using the MNP system may be expensive, so it is virtually the same as being charged a contract cancellation fee.

In any case, only the Links Mate is the only carrier checked this time that the contract cancellation fee will not be charged for short-term transfers and the transfer fee of the MNP system will not be high.

LinksMate’s price plan allows you to choose from 5 types of data usage, from small capacity 1GB to large capacity 30GB. Options such as “MatePhone” (850 yen per month), which is a discounted call charge each time the first 10 minutes are free, and “Count Free Option” (500 yen per month), which is a zero-rating function that can reduce communication traffic such as game apps and SNS apps. Services are also relatively substantial.

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Also, if you were transferred from another company using the MNP system … In other words, only in the case of “I want to return to the previous carrier”, AEON MOBILE will also cancel the contract for those who want to transfer in a short period of time. We do not charge any fees or high transfer fees. You can call it a cheap SIM that you can transfer relatively easily because you can return to the original carrier with only 3,000 yen transfer fee (and contract fee at the transfer destination).

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B-mobile’s “START SIM” and neuro mobile’s “trial plan” etc. are not charged contract cancellation fees or high transfer fees, but these are positioned as trial-only products for new users, There are restrictions such as the amount of data used is set low and some options are not available.

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I’m interested in cheap SIM, but if I can’t get used to it, I would like to return to my original career immediately … If you are hesitant to change trains, it’s a good idea to try such a cheap SIM first.

However, if you use the MNP system to transfer to another carrier, you will definitely incur expenses of several thousand yen including the transfer fee and new contract fee. Don’t forget too much, “Because you can return immediately,” and remember to carefully consider including the need to switch to a cheap SIM.

Takehiro Matsumura

Takehiro Matsumura

Saku Shinshu is a freelance writer who sends mobile information and is the father of two children. I can’t help but contract for a cheap SIM that I was interested in. About 80% of the curry is for lunch on the day I came to Tokyo.

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