So you have rented your Pocket WiFi device online or are considering doing so, but the process of returning a Pocket WiFi in Japan has got you questioning whether or not it's worth the hassle. While it's completely true that navigating a foreign country as peculiar as Japan in order to do what would be considered a simple task in your familiar home country becomes a lot more stressful.
However, we can assure you that armed with just a little bit of knowledge, returning a portable WiFi device in Japan has never been easier, at least for eConnect Japan's Pocket WiFi rental service.
A very simple return process
The return process for our Pocket WiFi units has never been more convenient. That's because eConnect Japan provides you with a prepaid return envelope from the start.
#1 Put everything in prepaid envelope
All you need to do is put all the following items into this prepaid envelope. Those items are (in order of importance);
- Pocket WiFi unit and case
- Portable battery pack and charging cable
- Charging cable/battery pack case
Since the return envelope we provide is prepaid, there's no worrying about return costs!
#2 Find the big red post box
Once you have thrown all the items you rented into the envelope the next step is simply locating one of the red postal boxes that are everywhere in Japan. Seriously though, these postal boxes are so frequent, it's hard not to bump into one of these things during your travels. They are also easy to spot. Just look for the big red boxes! From big cities to small rural villages you should be able to find the post office very easily. If you have trouble... just use the Pocket WiFi device and google post office! It's almost guaranteed that one will be close by (within walking distance)
Since all airports in Japan have a post box, like the one at Tokyo International Airport HND (shown below), the easiest return method would be to drop it in an airport post box before the flight home.
(Please note that all airport post boxes are situated before the security check)
The one thing to be slightly careful of, is the fact that the envelope has to be within 3cm in thickness in order to fit through the post box opening. If you bunch up the items in the envelope all to one side, you may have difficulty squeezing it through.
#3 Drop and done!
Slip the envelope through the slot in the post box and boom, you're done! Now you have returned the Pocket WiFi unit. Super simple right!
The best part is there is no reason to worry about delivery times or anything stressful like that. Just as long as you drop it in the post box by the end of your return date period, we will take it from there.
Simple returns, traveler oriented
As a traveler to a new an exciting country like Japan you don't want to have your travel plans bogged down by the responsibility of having to return your Pocket WiFi to the right place you rented from at the airport. There are long lines, the possibility of being rushed to catch your flight, or even just the difficulty of having to navigate some of the giant maze-like airports like Narita and Haneda in Tokyo. So save yourself time and trouble your next trip to Japan and try booking your Pocket WiFi device online! Our streamlined return process will have you thanking us that you did. Here at eConnect Japan you can also take advantage of tons of great Pocket WiFi rental deals like our Long-Term and Early Bird Discounts. Each discount becoming bigger respectively the longer you stay and the earlier you book.
Catch you next time. Bon Voyage!