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The video on demand is served from an onboard media server and is not using any of the available bandwith of the in many cases very slow internet connection available on flights.


I live in Lynchburg, Virginia but drive up 29 often enough (in the bottom right of the box, and most of that area is apparently in the silent zone. The only things I've noticed are FM radio stations tend to fade more in that region and my phone never seems to work, but the roads are sort of embedded in the hills so this would seemingly be the case ...


In addition to the answer by @nic, you can also use JR-EAST FREE Wi-Fi at some JR stations, and TOBU_Free_Wi-Fi at some Tobu line stations. This also requires you to register the service using email, for your information. The official documentation is the following: JR, available at Japanese, English, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Tobu, ...


Sitting on a Kodama now and can't find any unfortunately, for future reference.


I can now share my experience... There was no need to buy any local sim cards as WiFi is almost everywhere: hotels, hostels, B&Bs, restaurants and busses (long distance ones). Just to remind you, be sure your mobile is fully charged and definitely have power bank handy (especially on the bus).

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