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[3 HK] Mobile Data 10GB (CA/US/AUS/NZ/UK) eSIM - $138 HKD/$22 CAD

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[3 HK] Mobile Data 10GB (CA/US/AUS/NZ/UK) eSIM - $138 HKD/$22 CAD

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Was searching for a ESIM for my UK travels and this caught my eye. Having this might be cheaper than getting a data SIM locally.

20GB available for a $10 more. Downside is I believe the internet traffic is routed via HK so might not be the quickest. Uses the Rogers network in Canada.

[Plans]
$138 HKD/$22 CAD - 30 Days - 10GB
$198 HKD/$32 CAD - 30 Days - 20GB
$298 HKD/$44 CAD - 365 Days - 30GB + 5 GB of Social Data

[Notes]
- All plans are unlimited data, after the usage is exceeded speed are slowed to 128kbps
- Social Media Data is only available to the use of mobile apps (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, LINE & WeChat)
- HK IP Address is given when using the mobile data

[What is a eSIM?]
The eSIM works the same way as a traditional SIM card, but you don’t need a physical SIM card to use it. It is actually pre-installed in the device and you can activate it by installing an “eSIM profile” on it.

[Devices with eSIM technology]
iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone SE 2 (2020) , iPad Pro 11" (1st Gen or later), iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd Gen or later), iPad Air (3rd and 4th Gen), iPad (7th and 8th Gen), iPad mini (5th Gen), Google Pixel 5, 4, 4a, 4 XL, 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, Huawei P40, P40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro, Motorola Razr, Oppo Find X3 Pro, Oppo Reno 5 A, Razr 5G, Rakuten Mini, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Z Fold 2, Z Flip, Z Fold 3 5G, Z Flip 3 5G Fold, Sony Xperia 10 III Lite, Surface Duo, Gemini PDA, the Microsoft Surface Pro X

[Can I use a normal SIM?]
Maybe? Don’t have access to test.
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Thread Summary
*DIY 3HK Travel Plans available as of July 14, 2022:

Plans are based on predefined areas:

Greater Bay: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau
English-speaking: Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA
APAC: Australia, Australia - Tasmania, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Mainland China, Guam, Guam - Saipan, Guam - Tinian Island, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Global: Australia, Australia - Tasmania, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Mainland China, Guam, Guam - Saipan, Guam - Tinian Island, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, GEORGIA, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Italy - Sardinia, Italy - San Marino, Italy - Vatican City, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Portugal - Azores, Portugal - Maderia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Sweden - Gotland, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, Turkey - North Cyprus, UAE, UK, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo RDC, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Canada, Mexico, USA, USA - Hawaii, USA - Puerto Rico, USA - USA Virgin Island, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay

365 days (HKD 268 or ~CAD 45):
40 GB + 5 GB Social Greater Bay
30 GB + 5 GB Social English-speaking <= this is the main subject of this thread!
12 GB + 5 GB Social APAC
8 GB + 5 GB Social Global

30 days (HKD 138 or ~CAD 23):
15 GB Greater Bay
10 GB English-speaking
4 GB APAC
3 GB Global

30 days (HKD 198 or ~CAD 33):
30 GB Greater Bay
20 GB English-speaking
8 GB APAC
5 GB Global

24 Hrs (500 Mb) plans are for select areas (Greater China, APAC, Europe, Africa, North America, Central/South America), prices range from HKD 10 or ~CAD 1.67 to HKD 198 or ~CAD 7


Re. Real name registration (RNR)
Starting 1st Mar, 2022, new activations have to register their name before they can use the service in Hong Kong
For those who are already using their service, they have 360 days (i.e. until Feb 23, 2023) to register
Use this LINK or use My3 app
Passport is required, or Hong Kong ID card if you have one. No driver's licenses.
You do not need to register if you do not plan to use your SIM card in Hong Kong/Bay Area.

Source:
https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2021/06/202 ... 0_073.html
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202 ... 000363.htm

More information about the upcoming SIM Registration here


Your data is routed more or less through China. Use at your own risk.

Data stops working after it runs out three-hk-3-hk-mobile-data-10gb-ca-us-au ... #p36033335 (365-Day Pass - United Kingdom/ USA/ Canada/ Australia/ New Zealand :$268/30GB+5GB Social Media)

Topup available at 15 HKD per GB
Getting new eSIM issued to move phones 28 HKD


What is common between the countries in this list?

The Five Eyes (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

*3HK FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

*List of eSIM compatible phones

*Phones that support eSim but do not work in Canada: Canadian variant Samsung S20; Canadian carrier Pixel 3 / 3 XL -

UPDATE: S21 has esim enabled after the latest carrier Android 12 update.

*Tik Tok Does Not Work with iOS and Samsung Phones with 3HK
- Tik Tok is officially banned in Hong Kong. When the 3HK eSim profile is active/inactive, Tik Tok does not work on WiFi or Mobile Data on iOS and Samsung Android phones. If you want to use Tik Tok on iOS and Samsung, you need to remove the 3HK eSim profile to work. This does not appear to affect Xiaomi phones (Global version) on stock ROM.

*Other websites and apps that need vpn or Wi-Fi to work properly
Autotrader.ca
BC Hydro
Google Pixel Call Screening (like tiktok, disabled when Hong Kong esim detected)
Android Auto (like tiktok, disabled when Hong Kong esim detected)
McDonald's App
Netflix App
Subway App
Tim Horton's App
Green P App (Toronto Parking Authority)
Home depot canada
thesource.ca
Petro Canada App
Optimity
Speedpass+ (Esso and Mobil app)

*Roaming Partners
- Canada - Rogers
- USA - AT&T (automatic network selection), T-Mobile (manual network selection)

*Speedtest Results
Calgary to Calgary and Hong Kong - three-hk-3-hk-mobile-data-10gb-ca-us-au ... #p35023478
Toronto to Hong Kong - three-hk-3-hk-mobile-data-10gb-ca-us-au ... #p34949622
Vancouver to Hong Kong - three-hk-3-hk-mobile-data-10gb-ca-us-au ... #p34949733
Vancouver to Vancouver - three-hk-3-hk-mobile-data-10gb-ca-us-au ... #p34950224

*Does it work with Fongo Voice Chat/Facetime/WeChat Video (and Voice)/Facebook Messenger (Video)?
- Yes! Expect half a second of lag

*Need a Physical SIM?
Step-by-Step Guide on Obtaining a Physical 3HK Sim through a Package Forwarder
esim.me store esim on physical SIM card, requires Android app to activate

*Credit Card Transaction Blocked?
Call your Credit Card company and have your block lifted (YMMV, could still fail after that)

*New payment processor, Credit Card Tested Working after Aug 22 2022
Brim MasterCard
PC Financial MasterCard

*Credit Card Tested Not Working after Aug 22 2022
American Express (only visa/MasterCard after August 22)

*Credit Card Tested Working after Nov 1 2021
Alipay Hong Kong (new signups require Hong Kong ID)
HSBC MasterCard (after calling)
Rogers MasterCard
Wise / Transferwise Visa Card (SMS/App verification required): This is the only Prepaid/no credit check option.

*Credit Card Mixed Success/Failed
BMO MasterCard and Visa
Capital One MasterCard
Hometrust Visa (no forex fees)
Scotiabank Visa
Tangerine MasterCard

*Credit Card Tested Not Working (old processor)
MBNA MasterCard
RBC Visa
Stack MasterCard
TD Visa
Wealthsimple Visa
CIBC Visa

*Prepaid 3HK Sim Card vs. Prepaid 3HK DIY Sim Card
They are not the same. Prepaid 3HK Sim Card found on eBay/Amazon/Taobao will not work with this DIY plan. You need the official 3HK DIY Sim card from the 3HK website. Source

Package Forwarding Companies
09/17/2021 Update: I went with Superbuy over TipTrans (Comparison)
09/11/2021 Update: TripTrans is unreliable and untrustworthy. Stay away!


*Tethering?
You can tether all you want

*My3 App Download (Android)
https://apkpure.com/my3/hk.com.three.my3plus

*Need Customer Support?
Live Chat: https://3ichat.three.com.hk/michat/Clie ... LE&lang=en
Canada Support Hotline: 1888 3173 252 (Other Toll-Free Hotlines)
Email Support: [email protected]

An English-speaking agent is available upon request.
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Newbie
Sep 14, 2017
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Should highlight the 365 day package, even better for low data users (sufficient for a year!)
Jr. Member
Apr 4, 2021
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Victoria, BC
eugeneo wrote: Downside is I believe the internet traffic is routed via HK so might not be the quickest.
would that have any effect on access to websites? i couldn't use my VPN in china on a chinese sim. i think they also block access to certain websites as well. HK is not like it used to be.
just worth checking out before you buy.
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WOW, that 365 package is HOT
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Jun 19, 2010
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Richmond Hill
That 365 day package for 35 GB price at 45CAD is super cheap !!! What the hell ?
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Jul 27, 2011
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SCARBOROUGH
Doesn't make sense why usage would be route through to HK if it's using a local network. But 35GB for $45 CAD that lasts 365 days is a great deal for a parent that cannot tell the difference between 480p youtube compared to 720 or 1080p on their phone.
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Feb 10, 2007
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where online can I buy a 3-hk sim card?

checked on ebay and they all seemed to be tied to a package already
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Does the data reset each month or is this use it until you run out within the time period?

Edit: if it’s the former, then Fido $5/4GB gives you 48GB for $60, although it doesn’t carry over each month. Rather go with Fido than deal with China censorship/surveillance.
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Sep 7, 2002
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That 365 package is amazing. It's 268 hkd for an entire year. Only a limited # of phones have eSim tho. iPhones, pixels, s20 and later galaxies, and huawei.
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i know that, that wasn't the question
crimsona wrote: Use e SIM
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strife wrote: That 365 package is amazing. It's 268 hkd for an entire year. Only a limited # of phones have eSim tho. iPhones, pixels, s20 and later galaxies, and huawei.
Only galaxies sold outside of North America have esim enabled. If you bought your S20, S21 and etc in NA, you don't have esim.

https://icycanada.com/samsung-lies-gala ... us-canada/


EDIT: Samsung has now added esim support on One UI 4.0 (Android 12). So you may have esim on galaxy s20, S21 and etc devices if you have the latest software update.
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Jul 27, 2011
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SCARBOROUGH
True. I was thinking about giving my parent my Oneplus 5t after Pixel 6 comes out but Oneplus 5t doesn't support esim. I will need to get a sim if I want to make use of this.
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Oct 19, 2015
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What's "Travel Social Data 5GB" supposed to mean?
i looked around their website but couldn't quite figure it out
Member
Feb 28, 2006
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Routing thru HK in Canada sounds like it'll make everything very slow, it's on the other side of the world, that is a lot of latency.

When I was in China years ago with a HK sim, I can definitely feel the latency having traffic routing thru HK, and the mainland is much closer to HK. I think this is only worth considering if it's not routing thru HK, that should be confirmed first.
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Apr 24, 2010
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Canada
Why can't we buy 35GB per year directly from the North American networks for $45?
Deal Addict
Jun 1, 2016
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Pretty solid deal.

Obviously if you don't value roaming then better to go with the flanker brands.
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Mar 18, 2006
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BC
Can anyone do some pings and traces from their phone?
Koodo: $45/10GB Unlimited Canada wide calling
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eugeneo wrote: the internet traffic is routed via HK so might not be the quickest. Uses the Rogers network in Canada.

routing through Hong Kong is a big concern. Freedom in Hong Kong has gone down south in the last 3 years. It's now really part of China. I wouldn't want my traffic to go through Hong Kong for no reason.

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