Calling with a standard au phone: Prepaid Services
Calling with a standard au phone
You can use the prepaid service with your current au phone by simply purchasing and registering a prepaid card. This is very convenient if you want to make separate payments for business and personal calling charges.
Purchasing a prepaid card
Prepaid cards are purchasable nationwide at au Shops, PiPit, and some convenience stores.
- *Some shops may not carry prepaid cards.
Charged fees and available usage periods
|Calling cost||Service area|
|Weekday daytime (8:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
Weekend and holiday daytime (8:00 AM to 11:00 PM)
|15 sec. / ¥10 (tax included)||Nationwide Japan|
|Weekday nighttime (7:00 PM to 11:00 PM)
Late night / Early morning (11:00 PM to 8:00 AM)
|14.5 sec. / ¥10 (tax included)|
|Prepaid card type||Available usage amount||Available usage period |
|¥3,000 (non taxed)||¥3,300 (tax included)||365 days|
|¥5,000 (non taxed)||¥5,500 (tax included)||365 days|
|¥10,000 (non taxed)||¥10,000 (tax included)||365 days|
|Three Little Pigs card 
(Card set with three ¥1,000 (non taxed) cards)
|¥1,000/card (tax included)||365 days|
-  These fees are for usage with your current au phone.
-  Only available at stores.
You can make international calls using the KDDI 001 service without entering into a usage contract.
Calling charges (example)
|USA||12 sec. / ¥20 (tax exempt)|
|South Korea||9 sec. / ¥20 (tax exempt)|
|China (mainland and Hong Kong) & Taiwan||8 sec. / ¥20 (tax exempt)|
|England, Germany, France||6 sec. / ¥20 (tax exempt)|
How to use
Switching to prepaid mode is easy!
- *Some models automatically attach 1401 for you.