Im going to return to Japan soon and I would love to get a japanese cell phone.
Last time I was there I browsed all the Bic Cameras, Sakuraya's for cellphones and I found those japanese exclusives simply amazing and with lots of cool designs.
What Im looking for is a 3G(video call capable and wordwing) phone that I can use both at home and in Japan or wherever I want.
Here in Portugal the only available cell phones are retarded and overpriced Nokias that are as ugly as my 80's vcr remote.
There are also lots of cool chinese cell phones crammed with features but none is 3G/Wordwing :(
eBay is out of the question as I would be completly arse-rapped by the local customs
So I was thinking of buying one on my next trip.
I know most phones normally could only be obtained with a subscription plan but in my last trip I saw a bunch which had full retail prices listed below the Y0 price, which seemed to indicate they could be bought without a subscription.
Can any of the japan resident enlighten me on this?
Is it now possible to buy just the cellphone without the subscription?
If so where can I do this? What are the best shops or the most gaijin friendly shops for this?