To install a new internet in your home, first select an internet service provider, complete the procedure, and then set up your machine. This sequence of tasks is more complicated than you might think, and can be confusing if you don’t see the steps very accurately. The person who manages the procedure must have all the information.
Yodobashi Camera has a counter called “Consultation anything about the Internet”. Other consumer electronics retailers have similar consultation desks. It is recommended that the contractor himself or herself go there. If you are a foreigner, please go to this consultation desk with an interpreter who understands Japanese. Since “identity verification” is required for the contract procedure for the Internet, the contractor must bring his / her identification card and go directly to the consultation desk.
In the case of NTT FLET’S Hikari, you can make a contract by telephone. However, if you want to compare the price with other internet service providers, you need to go to the internet consultation desk of the electronics retail store.
(1) NTT FLET’S Hikari
(2) au Hikari
(3) eo Hikari
(7) UQ WiMAX
(8) Y! mobile
Select from these (1) to (8) Internet service providers.
If the line is not laid in the house, NTT FLET’S Hikari will pull the line from the utility pole on the road, so it is unlikely that NTT FLET’S Hikari cannot be connected. However, NTT FLET’S Hikari is more expensive than other Internet carriers.
Softbank Hikari, docomo Hikari, and Biglobe Hikari use NTT’s internet connection. However, it is a little cheaper than NTT FLET’S Hikari.
“Au Hikari” tends to be strong in apartments, and “eo Hikari” tends to be strong in detached houses.
Also, if the mobile phone company you already have is au, Softbak, or docomo, if you sign up for a residential internet connection with the same company, you will get a package contract, and the monthly payment will be about 500 to 1,000 yen cheaper.
In order to complete the contract procedure at the “Internet consultation desk” such as Yodobashi Camera, you must exchange a lot of documents such as explanations of important matters. The contractor and the interpreter must be present at the contract procedure during that time. The paperwork can sometimes take several hours.
Also, if the documents are incomplete, you will have to go to the counter again, which is a little annoying. Therefore, please proceed with the procedure accurately, confirming and reconfirming, and carefully.
As for the wireless router, a mesh router is recommended to send the Internet radio waves over a wide area in a large house. One way is to install a relay machine. Consumer electronics retailers such as Yodobashi have the latest models, and there are various models from expensive to inexpensive.
First of all, please go to the “Internet consultation” counter of home electronics retailers such as Yodobashi.