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Buy SIM card airside at Hong Kong Airport

Old Jun 30, 19, 4:39 am
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Buy SIM card airside at Hong Kong Airport

Is there any shop airside at HKIA which sells sim cards valid in China?
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Old Jun 30, 19, 10:20 am
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My first reaction was probably not, but a quick look on the HKIA website shows a couple of options:

https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/s...ime-av-telecom

https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/s...pping/7-eleven
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Old Jul 1, 19, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by KLflyerRalph View Post
Is there any shop airside at HKIA which sells sim cards valid in China?
Yes if they have them in stock, Travelex has not only HK only ones but SIM cards for China/Macau and even all of (SE) Asia issued by China Mobile, the HK one being quite similar to the popular 5 day 3GB tourist SIM from CSL but a little less data and $68 vs. $88.

I bought a CSL one from the tiny 1010 shop outside this trip but last time the CM one was fine in HK. And that one I bought in transit to BKK so I had data when I landed back in HKG.

They had many more wide coverage ones than HK only ones and all sorts of plans and prices.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 11:29 am
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Thanks! I found 7-11 but they are not on the airside departures level. Interesting that Travelex sells them. Will try them and otherwise Nobletime.
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Old Jul 15, 19, 7:36 pm
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For future reference; I was able to buy a CMHK data-only SIM for Mainland China for 108 HKD at Travelex. 3GB 4G valid for 10 days. They did not have longer validity cards.
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Old Jul 15, 19, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by KLflyerRalph View Post
Is there any shop airside at HKIA which sells sim cards valid in China?
Prepaid SIM - Hong Kong
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Old Aug 12, 19, 10:05 am
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Since this thread has more traffic than the one Mwenenzi linked to I'll ask here.

I was going to buy the China Mobile tourist SIM once I arrive in HKG, but am thinking of just buying the same AIS SIM2FLY card I bought for Japan (and it worked great) earlier this year. Any experience with it in HKG?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N9S558B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N9S558B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old Aug 13, 19, 1:18 am
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For me, the easiest method is to order a SIM card on www.klook.com. You can pick it up at the airport once you arrive - most convenient option so far. Just do a quick search on the website for a SIM card for your destination.
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