Originally Posted by primod808
Thanks for the post on this i just moved to Japan and bought the Pantone 6 just to use my unlocked Xperia ZL but after a lot of research the "siliver" colored USim cards have the username and password specific for each sim card. You mention that the UN and PW is on the sim card my wife is Japanese so i'll ask her if she can find the UN or PW if there is any on the sim card.
Did anyone find one of the phones where we can see all APN settings? Or is there Japanese shops I can go to to assist me with using my Xperia ZL on Softbank network? If i put my sim in my ZL i can make calls and use MMS but no internet connection.
First, welcome to Japan and it's quasi-monopoly spoiled network operators.
I dont know if I mentioned before, I also got the Pantone 6 SIM and it is still not working in my Xperia Z Simfree for mobile data. Phone and SMS is fine. The UN and PW for the softbank APN should be stored on the SIM. To read them out you dont need Japanese language skills, but rather an app or SIM-to-PC connection and a program. I also have a Japanese wife, but she is not interested in hacking SIMs. Maybe your wife is ? Let me know. There are shops in the electronics district (e.g. Akihabara) that offer mobile data related services, maybe they can help you for a fee.
Meanwhile, you can abuse the Pantone 6 as a mobile Wifi router via the thethering app, if that is in your contract. Also some, but not all Softbank Wifi hotspots in shops will accept your Xperia ZL/softbank SIM.
What I will do in the near future is get a bmobile SIM without contract or phone. Stupid Softbank.