How to stay connected in Hong Kong? It can be quite simple and straight forward if you are traveling there for a short period of time and the internet connection speed in Hong Kong is good and even better than Singapore. There is nothing to worry about which sim card or wifi egg you are getting as it seems that they are all good and working well.
Prepaid sim card at Airport
Currently, there is only one store location at the airport that sell the prepaid sim card for tourists. Otherwise, you will have to purchase at the convenience store or outside of the airport.
5/F Hong Kong International Airport Arrival Hall:
07:00 ~ 23:00
What to get?
CSL prepaid sim card, there is 2 kind of pass that is available to choose from.
5-Day Pass: $88HKD
8-Day Pass: $118HKD
I got the 5-day pass:
-The limited data usage for a 5-day pass is 1.5 GB and an 8-day pass is 5GB.
-Voice Call from Hong Kong is unlimited.
-Subscription for roaming data services in Mainland China, Macau or Taiwan will cost $40 a day/40MB data.
For more information, click here.
Out of Airport
There are lots of option to get the prepaid sim card once you are out of the airport. And many choices that are available for us to choose from. However, do note of the terms and condition of each plan of sim card you have purchased and underline charge like IDD Call or tariffs.
Hong Kong + China
China Mobile (* Can be purchased online)
Hong Kong +Macau
If the queue at the airport is long, try getting it at any CSL branch, 7-Eleven, Circle K or VanGO convenience stores and the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Kowloon Visitor Centre at the Star Ferry Concourse in Tsim Sha Tsui. Getting the CSL prepaid sim card is still my first choice when I am in Hong Kong. I will still prefer to get my card at the mobile store as the staff, will help to activate the sim card for you rather than doing it on my own.