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Prepaid Hong Kong sim

Anyone know of a *prepaid* sim card in hk that allows you to check the balance online?

Basically I am looking for one that I can check the balance from Canada and top up when needed.
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csi123 wrote: Anyone know of a *prepaid* sim card in hk that allows you to check the balance online?

Basically I am looking for one that I can check the balance from Canada and top up when needed.
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/ca/plan ... m-card.jsp

You can get that in the arrival building in HK. Within 15 minutes you can use the phone for call/text/data.
Topping up anywhere on earth is a piece of cake
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danieltoronto wrote: Topping up anywhere on earth is a piece of cake
Thanks. Just want to confirm, are you sure you can check the balance online?

Like you said pretty much any prepaid sim allows you to top up online. The problem is finding one that you can check the balance online so you know when to top up if you are out of the network.
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I think most of them do, just that you need to do the initial sign up while on network as they usually require SMS verification.

I know my China Mobile one was like that.
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csi123 wrote: Thanks. Just want to confirm, are you sure you can check the balance online?

Like you said pretty much any prepaid sim allows you to top up online. The problem is finding one that you can check the balance online so you know when to top up if you are out of the network.
You can do that on line to renew either for 5 or 8 days up to 6 months
Check balance on line or type on the phone ##122# SEND
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csi123 wrote: Thanks. Just want to confirm, are you sure you can check the balance online?

Like you said pretty much any prepaid sim allows you to top up online. The problem is finding one that you can check the balance online so you know when to top up if you are out of the network.
After 5 or 8 days you are out the last day at 23:59.
When I was there, I went downstairs to any 711 to pay in hk cash to renew it. Trust me it is very convenient. Do not think in Canadian/US mind set.
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csi123 wrote: Anyone know of a *prepaid* sim card in hk that allows you to check the balance online?

Basically I am looking for one that I can check the balance from Canada and top up when needed.
How long can the unused credit last on the prepaid sim?
Can this work in canada OP asked:type on the phone ##122# SEND . (in Canada)
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goldenball wrote: How long can the unused credit last on the prepaid sim?
It lasts 5 or 8 days after topping up (depending on the user's need). Say if you purchase the 5 days' pass, on the 6 th day (after midnight), it expires and and it needs to be topped up.
goldenball wrote: Can this work in canada OP asked:type on the phone ##122# SEND . (in Canada)
The OP asked "checking balance on line'. It does not make sense not to go on line if the phone is located in Canada

[please note I talk about that particular prepaid card. Not all prepaid cards in HK]
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Hi ! How come to top up the sim in full price, everytime when I back to H.K. I bought sim in Ap Liu Street with 50% off the normal price. When I use up the card I buy a new with another 50% off. I bought a China mobile with unlimited data just HK$3.00 per day.
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svdrnon wrote: Hi ! How come to top up the sim in full price, everytime when I back to H.K. I bought sim in Ap Liu Street with 50% off the normal price. When I use up the card I buy a new with another 50% off. I bought a China mobile with unlimited data just HK$3.00 per day.
Different carriers. I am sure deals came from time to time deals. Also changing SIM card results in different phone #
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