Category: SIM Cards

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Which phones will work when traveling in USA and Canada?

Another guest post, by Nicholas, tries to answer some questions about what kind of mobile phone is needed if one plans to travel to North America. Click here if you’re looking for the HK/Asia post. Due to the complexity of the US Continental mobile phone markets, I divide this subject...

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Top Hong Kong Prepaid SIM Cards 2015

Update November 8, 2017: 2017 Top HK SIM Card Guide Visitors coming to Hong Kong are always asking about the best SIM Cards for their needs. There is no one-size fits all prepaid SIM card, and it really depends on a few factors; primarily: Length of stay Voice...

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Taiwan and China Data Only SIM Cards

I’ve written about similar cards from China Unicom for Japan and Korea. Now China Unicom is offering data only SIM cards for Taiwan and mainland China as well! This is a great option to avoid costly data roaming charges on your home carrier. If you need texting, you...

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Which cell / mobile phones work in Asia?

This post, by guest blogger Nicholas, tries to answer some questions about what kind of mobile phone is needed if one plans to travel to Hong Kong and China. If you are the impatient type, here is the summary: Voice only: unlocked phone with quad band GSM. Quad...

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Smartone $78 Unlimited Data Plan

As mentioned by reader Will, the Smartone $78 plan is now increased from $68, called the GoodCare Plan. BOO, inflation! Not sure why it’s called GoodCare, are the other plans not as good or caring? But honestly it’s still really cheap for unlimited data. If you are a...

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Prepaid SIM Card Guide for Visitors

Update November 8, 2017: 2017 Top HK SIM Card Guide Prepaid SIM cards are prevalent in Hong Kong and other countries throughout Asia. Here is a quick primer on what you need to know when visiting HK, Asia, or any other country utilizing prepaid SIMs. The SIM cards...