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Best prepaid sim card data for China

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Best prepaid sim card data for China

Buying it in Canada online. Thanks!
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Deal Guru
Jan 27, 2006
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Vancouver, BC
I was just in Beijing in September. They have started to roll out more pre-paid SIM vending machines right in the airport just before customs. I suspect that they will are trying to be more 'Western' friendly in terms of SIM data access in order to try to increase the number of Western travellers.
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I think the China Unicom HK one is the best because It will not be affected by the great firewall so a VPN won't be required when surfing Western websites. You will still need a VPN when you use wifi. You will get a HK number with it so if you are making phone calls or sending texts, are roaming calls and texts included in the price.
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Jan 25, 2008
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Montréal
I decided to just pay 10$/Videotron, I wasn't blocked by great wall interestingly enough and the cost here was like 40$ for 3 days when I walked in a bunch of stores (absurdly high)

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