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Q: Mobile phone plans in China?

Just wondering if they offer mobile phone plans here in China. If so, where should I go for this? TY in advance Smile

8 years 9 weeks ago in  Lifestyle - China

 
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You can go to any of the main vendors such as China Mobile, China Unicom or China Telecom.  They all have mobile packages.  Which one is best depends on where you live and what specials they have going at the moment.

But most people here just use a pay-as-you-go method buying top off cards when ever they need to put more money in their phone.

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@ PaulMartin That seemed obvious. Lol.

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As foreigner you can't get a plan, simple.  You need to pay upfront. Their are ways arround it if you know a local who has a SIM card from the provider and the HUKOU in the city. Overall China isn't a friendly country for expats if it comes to deals like that.  They do have SOME deals for foreigners were they give you a phone but this phones are from WWII. Nobody want this. Second option is that you can do it with your company (if you have work of course and they are willing to help you out).

And as TIC, their are way's to do it. not easy and simple but it can be done. Question is "is it worth always all the hassle". 

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