Messaging in Japan

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Mobile operators users (Ths.)

Mobile market shares

Messaging price in Japan

SMS Viber WhatsApp RCS
from € 0.03575 € 0.02000 € 0.00800 request

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Country info

CapitalTokyo
LanguageJapanese
Tokyo timezoneGMT+9
Current time20/10 07:10
Currency¥ (JPY)
VAT8.00%
Population125 950 000
Cellular users205 326 000
Mobile penetration163.02%
Country codeJP
Calling code+81
Mobile number portability, MNPNo
Mobile country codes, MCC440, 441
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Major mobile carriers in Japan

Check the best prices on business messaging for Y!mobile, NTT Docomo, Rakuten Mobile and other carriers in Japan

MCCMNCMCCMNCCarrierOther names
4400044000Bulk and OTP SMS on Y!mobile via MessaggioY!mobile

ワイモバイル株式会社

Ymobile Corporation, Yahoo! Japan, Softbank, WILLCOM
4401044010Bulk and OTP SMS on NTT Docomo via MessaggioNTT Docomo

NTTドコモ

dokomo
4401144011Bulk and OTP SMS on Rakuten Mobile via MessaggioRakuten Mobile

楽天株式会社

Launched in 2019

44050Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

エーユー

au by KDDI, Okinawa Cellular
4405144051Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

4405244052Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

4405344053Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

4405444054Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

4407044070Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

4407144071Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

4407244072Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

4407344073Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

4407444074Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

4407544075Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

4407644076Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

4407844078Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

MCCMNC in Japan

44000, 44010, 44011, 44050

There are 11 MVNOs (Mobile virtual network operators) in Japan. Virtual operators might either obtain dedicated MCCMNC code, or just a white-label from one of the carriers, without mobile network code.
  • 2FA (Two factors authentification)
  • OTP (One time password)
  • A2P (Application to persons)
  • P2A (Persons to application)
  • RBM (Rich business messaging)
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MVNO Mobile virtual network operators in Japan

MCCMNCMCCMNCMVNOOther namesBase network
440Bulk and OTP SMS on AsahiNet via MessaggioAsahiNet

Bulk and OTP SMS on NTT Docomo via MessaggioNTT Docomo

440Bulk and OTP SMS on Biglobe via MessaggioBiglobe

Bulk and OTP SMS on NTT Docomo via MessaggioNTT Docomo

440Bulk and OTP SMS on B-Mobile via MessaggioB-Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on NTT Docomo via MessaggioNTT Docomo

440Bulk and OTP SMS on hi-ho via Messaggiohi-ho

Bulk and OTP SMS on NTT Docomo via MessaggioNTT Docomo

440Bulk and OTP SMS on IIJ Mobile via MessaggioIIJ Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on NTT Docomo via MessaggioNTT Docomo

440Bulk and OTP SMS on Mobal via MessaggioMobal

Bulk and OTP SMS on NTT Docomo via MessaggioNTT Docomo

SoftBank

440Bulk and OTP SMS on Nifmo via MessaggioNifmo

Bulk and OTP SMS on NTT Docomo via MessaggioNTT Docomo

440Bulk and OTP SMS on Umobile via MessaggioUmobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on NTT Docomo via MessaggioNTT Docomo

SoftBank

440Bulk and OTP SMS on Mineo via MessaggioMineo

Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

Bulk and OTP SMS on NTT Docomo via MessaggioNTT Docomo

SoftBank

440Bulk and OTP SMS on Nuro Mobile via MessaggioNuro Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

Bulk and OTP SMS on NTT Docomo via MessaggioNTT Docomo

SoftBank

440Bulk and OTP SMS on UQ Mobile via MessaggioUQ Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on au via Messaggioau

MVNO is an add-on over a real telecom operator, another brand on the same physical network.

The main difference between MVNOs is that they do not have their own cell towers, base stations, or transmitters.

MVNO can be one of two types: either be an independent network with its own network code and have its own call routing, or it’s just a SIM card of a base operator with a different design.

Regardless of this, MVNOs can have their own autonomous network for sending short messages (SMS, RCS), or use the operator’s parent network.

Users often do not see the difference between MVNO and the brand of the main operator, they compare rates.

MVNO tariff plans are more profitable locally, but roaming tariffs are often more expensive than that of the parent operator.

MVNOs often change brands, in the column "Other names" table you will find the previous names of the virtual operator (if any).

In some cases, operators buy MVNO companies based on their network and merge the brand with their own. In this case, MVNO ceases to exist as a separate operator, and a new entry is added to the number of MCCMNC networks of the operator.

Obsolete, inactive and special types of mobile operators in Japan

MCCMNCMCCMNCCarrierOther names
44000014400001BBIQ Mobile

Internet services trough wireless data communication networks

44010064401006Maya System

Mobile broadband only

4402044020SoftBank

There are cases when mobile network codes are occupied not by mobile carriers, but government structures (military, railway, landline phone authorities), fixed and broadband internet providers, scientific organisations, etc. Some MCCMNCs belong to obsolete legal entities, acquired by other market players or went to bankruptcy, but codes are kept for a certain period for legacy purposes.