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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
Starting on March 1, 2022, all new and existing mobile phone plans and SIM cards will require real-name registration or they will be deactivated.

Source: https://hongkongfp.com/2021/08/31/hong- ... ming-sims/

Based on my past experience of registering for SIM cards in China, if you are unwilling to provide your passport information, I would avoid purchasing this sim.

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

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.

Network
Canada - Rogers Network

Speedtest Results
- three-hk-3-hk-mobile-data-10gb-ca-us-au ... #p34949622
- three-hk-3-hk-mobile-data-10gb-ca-us-au ... #p34949733
- three-hk-3-hk-mobile-data-10gb-ca-us-au ... #p34950224

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Tethering?
You can tether all you want

My3 App Download (Android)
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493 replies
Newbie
Sep 14, 2017
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Should highlight the 365 day package, even better for low data users (sufficient for a year!)
Newbie
Apr 4, 2021
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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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Feb 10, 2007
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WOW, that 365 package is HOT
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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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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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Sep 3, 2017
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Vancouver
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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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/
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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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Vancouver
What's "Travel Social Data 5GB" supposed to mean?
i looked around their website but couldn't quite figure it out
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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?
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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: $40/5GB Unlimited Canada wide calling
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Mar 23, 2003
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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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