So, I'm debating with myself and I think I'm going to go without renting a phone this trip to Japan. I really only rented one last time so that I'd get iride updates through my email, and I think I can chance the same thing using intermittent wifi. Getting in touch with friends.... it's not ideal, but email and messenger and Skype will have to do. I might miss quick updates from club that way, and so miss some iride, but overall... I really think a rental phone will be $100 at the least, and that's without getting a smartphone rental.
Mmmm, lots of apps for connecting with wifi hotspots around Yurakucho and Ginza. Yeah, I think I'll chance it. I usually spend all my down time between iri and de in Mickey-Ds and Sutabaa anyway.
Just gotta find that portable battery-charger, since searching for hot spots is gonna kill my phone battery. After 4 years and two moves, I have no idea where it ended up.....
- To phone or not to phone