Using your iPhone in Hong Kong – Android Smart phones in Hong Kong
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Be sure to secure your iPhone whenever you travel. Precautions will help prevent disaster.
The iPhone is an essential tool when traveling to the Hong Kong for Americans and tourists from any country. Google maps, travel guides, language translation, and many other apps are extremely useful. Using our United States, USA AT&T iPhone in Hong Kong is tricky. Verizon iPhones from the USA do not work internationally. Here are some tips on using your iPhone in Hong Kong. We also have an article on using using iPhones in Hong Kong – using iPhones in China – using iPhones in France – using iPhones in the UK – Using iPhones in Japan
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One slip and you may have bricked your expensive smartphone. We recommend buying a pre-jailbroken/unlocked used iPhone from eBay or Craigslist. iPhone 3G’s typically cost around $150. Make sure you carry a paper clip with you.
This article also applies to the iPhone 4 and iPad3G, but you need to cut the SIM into a microSIM.
The three main cellphone carriers in Hong Kong are 3.com.hk, Peoples, and CSL. We choose to go with the 3.com.hk network due to lower cost.
We suggest you purchase your 3G International Roaming Rechargebale SIM card or 3G Super Value Monthly Fee Rechargeable SIM Card from one of their stores to ensure you do not get ripped off or force to buy extra credit. A 3shop is also in the Hong Kong International Airport, Unit No.7T038, Level 7, Departure Hall, right before security.
You pay HK$98 for a SIM with HK$52 Call Credit. Data costs HK$2 / MB with maximum of HK$28 / day or HK$338 / month. Local Voice calls cost HK$0.3 / min. The card lasts 6 months and can be added onto and extended in lengths in HK$100 increments.
3′s SIMs automatically sets iPhone Data settings to:
visual voice mail: mobile.three.com.hk
Call ##107# to check your card’s balance.
These instructions should work for other smartphones including Android smartphones that support US GSM networks from AT&T and T-Mobile.
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