SoftBank Mobile Corp on Thursday announced that from July 1, it will start offering FREE Wi-Fi PASSPORT, a free Wi-Fi service for those who visit Japan for business, leisure and other occasions.
There is tremendous demand from visitors to Japan for free Wi-Fi service, and facilities that offer free Wi-Fi can expect to see increased visitor traffic. At the same time, due to an emphasis on easy access, there are some cases of inadequate user verification, which has made preventing malicious and unauthorized use of free Wi-Fi an urgent task.
With SoftBank Mobile's FREE Wi-Fi PASSPORT, users simply dial a dedicated number with their mobile phones at no charge to complete registration — there's no need to download a special app. Furthermore, the service supports English, Chinese and Korean, and offers Japan's No.1 network of Wi-Fi access points, numbering 400,000 nationwide. While enhancing convenience for users, FREE Wi-Fi PASSPORT also offers safe and secure Wi-Fi access by using mobile phone numbers to verify users.
SoftBank Mobile will study usage patterns and other data from this initial trial period that runs until March 2016.© Japan Today