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Where can I pick up a cheap, local SIM CARD in Hong Kong.

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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 10y

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Where can I pick up a cheap, local SIM CARD in Hong Kong. I have a China unicom SIM card in my phone now (from Beijing). It worked in Shanghai but I don't think so in HK.

How much are the cards in HK? and where is the chepeast place to pick them up?

2. Posted by sj_mb (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

If you just want a prepaid SIM card you can pick one up from Vodafone which is known as Smartone in Hong Kong. They are have the same logo and branding as Vodafone so are easy to spot. They have a few options for prepaid cards, depends on how often you will be making and receiving calls as to which one you choose.

There are other providers in HK too, including 3, but I don't know what they're like - my SIM was from Vodafone :)

Here is their site and a list of store locations:

Whichever provider you choose, I recommend getting your SIM card from their own store rather than a convenience store or somewhere else as you will be able to take it back if there are any problems. You can buy top up cards there too. If you got the (Smartone) megasaver it would be $180 initially (with $180 credit) and you can buy recharge cards of $100 and $200 (maybe more?)

Remember that in HK you pay for both outgoing AND incoming calls.

Hope that helps!

3. Posted by novos (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

yes, getting from the own store is cheaper than a convenience store (7-Eleven).
i guess Sunday and Peoples are cheap too.
i think the price is around 60 hk dollar for one card.
you can call around 500 mintues.

good trip.