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Several questions about Prepaid EDGE/GPRS Data SIM Card Plan100
Hello, I would like to ask you several questions regarding this Prepaid EDGE/GPRS Data SIM Card Plan100:

1) Could you confirm me that if I buy the sim card it will be shipped with the 130 yuan included?

2) As the SIM card has an initial period of validity of 60 days, is it recommended to buy it one month earlier before the trip to China?

3) Can I activate the 50 yuan plan in the SIM card sending the SMS with the text "3041" to 10086 as soon as I arrive Beijing? Will it work inmediately? Must I wait for the next month to be activated? I guess that as it is the first GPRS/EDGE plan I apply it should be activated inmediately.

4) Does this SIM card work with GPRS/EDGE roaming when travelling to cities like Beijing, Xian, Guillin, Shanghai, Hong Kong? Does it have any additional charge or is it free?

5) Do I need to cancel the SIM prepaid card before leaving the country (I ask this because the 50 yuan plan will be activated and each month the fee will be charged in the SIM)? What will happen if I don't cancel it? I guess the SIM prepaid card will be automatically cancelled when one of these things happen: no money in the SIM card or expiration of validity of 60 days.

Thank you.

By: Javier on Feb 22, 2010 - 14:39
Can anybody answer me please? I'm going to China soon....

By: Javier on Mar 28, 2010 - 7:56
I have received two SIM cards. Everything is ok.

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By: Javier on Apr 29, 2010 - 14:47

Can someone answer Javier's questions above? I would also like to know the answers. Thanks.

By: Jill on Jun 8, 2010 - 18:31
1) Yes the card will shipped with 130 yuan credit.

2) it will be better to buy it one month earlier before your trip to ensure you can receive the card. By the way the period of validity of this card is over 60 days.

3) By default, this card has no plan activated. So when you arrived China, you can apply data plan by text sms. And this is the first plan and it works inmediately.

4) This card works with GPRS/EDGE roaming in whole China mainland. No other charge for data usage.

5) If you need not the card for future, you need do nothing for the card. It will be suspended automatically when its money run out and later when it expired, the number will be removed by China Mobile.

By: Ken on Jun 8, 2010 - 22:54
I keep travelling to China & HK every 2 months. Can u please tell me the incomming and outgng rates, which works in Shenzhen, China & HK with Blackberry EGDE Service. Also inform me if it works in Macau and also the rates.

By: Nikhil on Aug 8, 2010 - 23:43
Blackberry service is a few confused. It can not be activated online or by sms or call.

Roaming use in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao is also a problem.

By: Ken on Oct 20, 2010 - 1:30
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