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Old Jan 17, 18, 1:41 am
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FM Station Roaming SIM Card (China, Japan, ...)

Anyone know where I can buy this FM Station SIM Card online, with shipping to europe? We will visit Japan and Mainland China for 15 days, this SIM seems to be a good choice for that, as it will give us 4GB for 15 days in both countries. Never heard of this company but otherwise we would need two SIM cards for each country. I also hope this card will avoid the chinese firewall as HK Unicom SIM cards did, which I used the the past.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 3:05 am
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It does mention that the provider in China is Unicom. Besides, the Chinese government has invest heavily in its firewall...
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Old Jan 17, 18, 3:27 am
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I used HK Unicom Sim Cards in China Mainland before and they wasn't "firewalled" as all traffic was directed through HK. Why shouldn't it different with this card?
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Old Jan 17, 18, 5:36 pm
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If you're going to Japan first, see if you can find one in Japan.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 7:34 pm
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I used HK Unicom Sim Cards in China Mainland before and they wasn't "firewalled" as all traffic was directed through HK. Why shouldn't it different with this card?
On the website it just says Unicom, so I thought possibly it might not be a Hong Kong one.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by DragonSoul View Post
On the website it just says Unicom, so I thought possibly it might not be a Hong Kong one.
This URL is hidden in the QR code: http://help.directel.com.hk/prd002.html Seems to be a HK Company behind this offer. But I couldn't find any information about the card, seems nobody use it.
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Old Jan 21, 18, 4:21 pm
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You can always contact them to see if you can get them to send the card to Europe. I was able to get a Japan sim to ship to Sweden - I just have to pay for registered mail which is less than 3 EUR (HK post is not like European post - they don't rob people like they do here in Scandinavia).
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Old Jan 22, 18, 12:03 am
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As I couldn't find any information about this card, I ordered different cards now, this card for Japan and (as it's valid for 8 days and not just 7 like the HK Unicom card would be and it use the better Docomo network instead of Softbank) and this card for China Mainland. I contacted a couple of sellers about the FM Station card before, but no one was willing to send it to europe for a reasonable fare.
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You really need docomo card if you are going to smaller cities. I actually think that you can get a fee sim card in NRT.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 10:49 am
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You really need docomo card if you are going to smaller cities. I actually think that you can get a fee sim card in NRT.
There is a free SIM, but you will need a plan, at least 1080 Yen for just 128 kbps without limit. 1GB High Speed Traffic cost 2376 Yen, so a lot more than the 2GB that this card offer.
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Old Jan 23, 18, 3:18 am
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Docomo: You can watch ads to get free data - not a lot though.

Waamazing - sign up and get 500mb data, only 3g and slightly slow. Need to register at least 4 hours prior to arrival.

https://travel.ulifestyle.com.hk/new...%AF%E5%A4%A2/2

Sorry it's in Chinese - you can use google translate.
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Old Jan 23, 18, 4:36 am
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Docomo: You can watch ads to get free data - not a lot though.
This SIM cards are available just in certain areas, and not in the areas where most tourists arrive.

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Waamazing - sign up and get 500mb data, only 3g and slightly slow. Need to register at least 4 hours prior to arrival.
Seems to be only available for taiwan and hongkong people.
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Old Jan 23, 18, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by 31570324 View Post
This SIM cards are available just in certain areas, and not in the areas where most tourists arrive.



Seems to be only available for taiwan and hongkong people.
Saw them rolled out at NRT and KIX. I was going to NGO so it wasn't there - so I didn't read up on that.
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Old Jan 23, 18, 3:26 pm
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I used HK Unicom Sim Cards in China Mainland before and they wasn't "firewalled" as all traffic was directed through HK. Why shouldn't it different with this card?
China Unicom SIMs are firewalled. RThedy use a mainland APN. Only China Mobile (HK) SIM cards are open in China using HK APN.
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Old Jan 23, 18, 11:40 pm
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Originally Posted by HKtraveller View Post
China Unicom SIMs are firewalled. RThedy use a mainland APN. Only China Mobile (HK) SIM cards are open in China using HK APN.
Since when? When I was in China last time, I could use a Unicom HK Card without GFW in Mainland.

Edit: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162227222611 "NO "GREAT FIREWALL OF CHINA" RESTRICTION"

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