Category: SIM Cards

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Taiwan Prepaid SIM Cards at Taipei Airport

Flew into TPE recently and wanted to gather all of the information the prepaid SIM cards available there for all my readers. Taipei Airport has plenty of wi-fi/SIM card options for travelers, here’s a run down of what I saw. There’s plenty of options based on length of...

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China Prepaid SIM Card Comparison

Headed up to China for a visit? Be sure to pick-up your SIM card in Hong Kong before leaving. It’s a huge hassle to get a SIM in mainland, not to mention they require identification, whereas in HK they don’t. Do you really want the Chinese government knowing...

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Buying a China prepaid SIM card

You will want a SIM card in China to call your friends or just look up things online. Getting a SIM card could prove troublesome for many visitors. It’s not easy for foreigners to navigate the purchase process since everything is exclusively in Chinese, and things work in a...

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Smartone $88 ($106) Unlimited Data Plan

We previously featured this data plan and it remains a popular one despite price increases far in excess of inflation. The price is now advertised as $88 but Smartone adds a gratuitous “admin fee” of $18 (sneakily buried in the terms and conditions on its website) so the...

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Best 2017 Tourist HK Prepaid SIM Cards Guide

HKTravelBlog readers always ask us which is the best prepaid SIM card? Here’s our updated list for 2017. This is a two-in-one guide that provides a primer of everything you need to know about prepaid SIM cards in Hong Kong, and some recommended options. (This guide is applicable in many other...

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Best 2016 Tourist HK Prepaid SIM Cards

Update November 8, 2016: 2017 Top HK SIM Card Guide Our 2016 version of our annual prepaid-SIM card round-up is here! I hope it comes in handy and includes the latest prepaid SIM cards which are available in Hong Kong. We’ll tell you which we think is the...

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Which SIM card to use when traveling in USA and Canada

Assuming you already have an unlocked phone with 3G 850 MHz and 3G 1900 MHz. If you visit US and Canada infrequently, you can forget all the complicated Mobile Hotspot tricks below, simply choose a plan available from Prepaidzero.com, they ship the SIM card to you (worldwide) and...

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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...