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Data sim card in Hong Kong?

Old Nov 27, 17, 5:20 am
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Data sim card in Hong Kong?

Which carrier offers the best value LTE prepaid plan in Hong Kong? I intend to use this with an Apple iPad Air 2 LTE edition.

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Old Nov 27, 17, 6:35 am
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For how long and with roughly how much data allowance?
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Old Nov 27, 17, 2:49 pm
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since you appear to be traveling to multiple destinations you might want to check out a product like Flexiroam
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Old Nov 28, 17, 3:42 am
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
Which carrier offers the best value LTE prepaid plan in Hong Kong? I intend to use this with an Apple iPad Air 2 LTE edition.

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I think you must try Flexiroam because they have a new local data plan for Hong Kong.
1 Day 100MB $1.75 3 Days 200MB $3.00 5 Days 300MB $4.50 7 Days 400MB $6.25
Please be reminded that you get 50% off when you book more than 2 months ahead, and 25% off when you book more than 1 month ahead. Try googling Flexiroam and check the website.
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Old Nov 28, 17, 11:13 pm
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why dont you just use an Apple Sim. I have bought 3 plans in HK before for pretty reasonable prices.

https://www.three.com.hk/website/app...geid=0031g0623
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Old Nov 29, 17, 1:06 am
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Originally Posted by christep View Post
For how long and with roughly how much data allowance?
I'll be there for 7 days and I'll need at least 1GB of data.
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Old Nov 29, 17, 1:08 am
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Originally Posted by LoveHateRelationship View Post
why dont you just use an Apple Sim. I have bought 3 plans in HK before for pretty reasonable prices.

https://www.three.com.hk/website/app...geid=0031g0623
I've never used an Apple SIM before. So is the Apple SIM integrated into my iPad Air 2 LTE? Is HK$88 for 7 days and I'm assuming 3.5GB of data reasonable? How do I activate that when I arrive?

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Old Nov 29, 17, 1:18 am
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Or the discover SIM Best SIM card to get
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Old Nov 29, 17, 1:25 am
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Or the discover SIM Best SIM card to get
Thanks Percy.

Unless I'm mistaken, Three HK is charging HK$88 for 7 days. I don't know if I can roam in Macau. That seems like a pretty good value.

The Discover HK is HK$118, but it does allow me to roam in Macau. HK$30 is like US$5 so it's not a big deal, but $5 is still $5. I'm assuming it can connect to LTE networks in both HK and Macau?
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Old Dec 4, 17, 4:21 pm
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I've never used an Apple SIM before. So is the Apple SIM integrated into my iPad Air 2 LTE? Is HK$88 for 7 days and I'm assuming 3.5GB of data reasonable? How do I activate that when I arrive?

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You can buy one at the Apple store. Depending on where you bought your iPad it may already come with an Apple sim. If yours doesn't have one, just buy one from the Apple store, i think it was $10 CAD here.

Basically you just leave it in your iPad and wherever you travel to, you go into settings on your iPad and sign up for a sim plan when you arrive. Apple's made agreements with some mobile providers world wide (Three in HK, EE in UK, AT&T/T-Mobile/Verizon in the US) along with AlwaysOnline and GigaSky for places they don't have agreements. PM me if you get lost.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 1:05 pm
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Perfect thanks guys!

Also wanted to know the best options for SIM card while traveling through Asia, will be in HK for 2 months.
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Old Dec 6, 17, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
.... HK$30 is like US$5 so it's not a big deal, but $5 is still $5. ...
HK$30 is actually US$3.84 so definitely not a big deal
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Old Dec 9, 17, 4:28 pm
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If you're traveling around Asia the street markets around Ap Liu street in Sham Shui Po resell some Thai SIM cards that work flawlessly around most of the continent for 80-100 HKD.

They usually last for 8 days or 4 GB, whatever comes first. I believe you can top them up but I usually just buy multiples.
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Old Dec 10, 17, 12:09 am
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Originally Posted by YYZC2 View Post
If you're traveling around Asia the street markets around Ap Liu street in Sham Shui Po resell some Thai SIM cards that work flawlessly around most of the continent for 80-100 HKD.

They usually last for 8 days or 4 GB, whatever comes first. I believe you can top them up but I usually just buy multiples.
Exit C2 at MTR Sham Shui Po stop is where they are. don't waste your time haggling as everyone has the same discount from face value.
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Old Dec 10, 17, 6:25 am
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Take along a magnifying glass to read the fine print on the package. Note that the vendors here are there to take your money and hand you the card, nothing more. Don't expect to have a discussion about what cards are good for what, etc. That is, you need to know what you want first.
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