SIM cards in Hong Kong

Old Oct 4, 18, 11:13 am
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SIM cards in Hong Kong

I'll need a SIM card in Hong Kong for a week, my flight lands late in the morning on a Sunday (in case it matters for availability). I don't necessarily have to get it at the airport if there are better deals to be had elsewhere.

Would anyone care to recommend something specific?

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Old Oct 4, 18, 3:13 pm
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Your Mobile; card discounted to around $50 for 8Gb at LTE or 4G for 14days around Shum Shui Po. Cheaper if you buy in quantities.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 3:26 pm
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But if this is your first time in HK and you're visiting for just a week, starting off in Sham Shui Po trying to save a few dollars on a SIM card is not a good use of your time. Better you look at the options available from each operator on their English websites, then drop into a 7-11 or such and just buy the one you want.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 8:05 pm
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You can get basic 4-5GB within unlimited wifi for 7-8 days for HK$50 (about US$6.50). International calls/SMS tends to bump up the price.

Is US$6.50 too expensive? What kind of usage will you need?
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Old Oct 5, 18, 12:41 am
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Have a look at klook.com who usually have decent deals. Simple to pick up at the airport - one less thing to worry about in town. Put it in the phone on the way in.
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Originally Posted by DragonSoul View Post
You can get basic 4-5GB within unlimited wifi for 7-8 days for HK$50 (about US$6.50). International calls/SMS tends to bump up the price.

Is US$6.50 too expensive? What kind of usage will you need?
That price is fine, it will be just data that I will need. Where in the airport will I find this? I know there's a 7-11 downstairs by the bus platforms, for example, and the 1010 shop upstairs by arrivals.
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Old Oct 5, 18, 8:11 am
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Have a look at klook.com who usually have decent deals. Simple to pick up at the airport - one less thing to worry about in town. Put it in the phone on the way in.
Where's their store/booth at HKIA?
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Old Oct 5, 18, 10:00 am
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Where's their store/booth at HKIA?
Arrivals area Counter A13. You can arrange and prepay via their website (which is what we did).
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i thought you must pre-order for klook
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i thought you must pre-order for klook
I can easily do that a couple of days before the trip, but their choices are an 8-day card with 3G speeds, or a 5-day card with 4G speeds and 1.5GB of data. Is the second card reloadable?
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Originally Posted by fliesdelta View Post
I can easily do that a couple of days before the trip, but their choices are an 8-day card with 3G speeds, or a 5-day card with 4G speeds and 1.5GB of data. Is the second card reloadable?
That card is from China Mobile and is rechargeable. Or you can just buy 2 to make your life easier as I think the refill price is not cheap.

https://www.hk.chinamobile.com/en/co...ndividual.html

I believe the card now comes with 3GB of preloaded credits. Alternative you can buy at 7-11
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Old Oct 13, 18, 12:45 am
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Picking up the 5 day card from Klook myself when I arrive but will of course, activate it the day after as I will be arriving in the evening and it would be a waste to turn it on just to take the Airport Express back to the hotel.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 7:29 am
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That card is from China Mobile and is rechargeable. Or you can just buy 2 to make your life easier as I think the refill price is not cheap.

https://www.hk.chinamobile.com/en/co...ndividual.html

I believe the card now comes with 3GB of preloaded credits. Alternative you can buy at 7-11
Good info, thank you. Does the card wok in Macau, as well?
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Old Oct 15, 18, 10:02 pm
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Good info, thank you. Does the card wok in Macau, as well?
It would come under Roaming Charges: https://www.hk.chinamobile.com/en/po...g-tariff2.html
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