eSIM in Hongkong- the best way to stay connected

eSIM in Hongkong- the best way to stay connected

Let’s take a look at your options of eSIM in Hongkong 

Hong Kong is best known as a shoppers’ paradise. However, there is so much more to Hong Kong than shopping. This dynamic and vibrant cosmopolis is a fusion of many cultures. Remnants of its colonial past and the British culture and values, share space with the Chinese tradition.

Hong Kong attracts chefs and restaurateurs from all over the world, and boasts the most restaurants per capita in Asia. The city has a rich gastronomic landscape, with authentic Chinese and global cuisines, rustic local noodle joints, fine dining, hipster microbreweries and healthy vegan cafés. You can even sample the world’s cheapest Michelin-star meal at the original branch of legendary dim sum emporium Tim Ho Wan. The unforgettable dining experiences on offer in Hong Kong also include the myriad street-food stalls, serving everything from stinky tofu and fish balls to poutine and milk tea.

With a landscape as diverse as its population, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Hong Kong. Not everyone knows this, but the crowded skyscrapers and apartment blocks that Hong Kong is famous for only take up a third of the territory. The other two thirds are made up of lush, mountainous national parks and forests. If you want to see the greener, more tranquil side of the city, head out onto one of the city’s hiking trails to enjoy nature, fresh air and gorgeous views of the city and sea. Two of the best trails for beginners are the beautiful Dragon’s Back and Lion Rock Country Park.

Not only that Hongkong has a lot of fantastic views, all major local carriers support eSIMs as well!

Traveling to Hongkong? Stay connected by purchasing an eSIM online!

eSIMs are easy to activate without the need of physical swapping of cards to install a connection. They also allow for another physical SIM to be used at the same time.  Travel eSIMs are especially good as you can get them digitally right before you travel. eSIMs is perfect for travelers as it removes the need for individual SIMs. You can also upgrade devices in a breeze by registering your new device with your cellular network provider.

Local Carriers

Csl. (formerly PCCW-HKT, one2free)

csl. , is a Hong Kong telecommunications company, which operates mobile network brands of “csl”, “1O1O” and “Club SIM”. CSL is a subsidiary of Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) and was Hong Kong’s first mobile communications operator established in 1983, and also the first network to launch the world’s first dual band 4G LTE network with DC-HSPA+.

The brand CSL was under different legal person in its operating history, namely Communication Services Limited, which known as Hong Kong Telecom CSL Limited from 1990 to 1999,[2] and then Cable & Wireless HKT CSL Limited from 1999 to 2001, and then Hong Kong CSL Limited from 2001 (it became a subsidiary of CSL Limited[3][non-primary source needed] after the formation of CSL New World Mobility), CSL Limited (formerly known as New World PCS)  and CSL Mobile Limited; The current legal person of the brand, CSL Mobile Limited, was formally known as PCCW Mobile HK Limited. It was the result of the merger of the brands CSL and PCCW Mobile.

This carrier supports eSIM for Hongkong. 

Check out their local prices and coverage (in HKD)

China Mobile Hong Kong

China Mobile Hong Kong ,China Mobile from mainland China is the biggest network provider of the world as far as the number of customers is concerned. It operates a network in Hong Kong too. Unlike in mainland China its 3G and 4G is fully compatible with GSM-devices from all over the world and data are not censored on Hong Kong SIM cards. Their 2G SIM cards have been discontinued, but may be still available and work as usual in the market. Check the package for ‘4G/3G’ wording for the 4G/3G Prepaid SIM. This carrier supports eSIM. 

Check out their local prices and coverage (in HKD ) 

Three

Three  offers 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE mobile telecommunications and Wi-Fi services in Hong Kong. The MTR (metro, subway) is fully covered by LTE now.Three HK

They offer a huge portfolio of different SIM cards on 3G only and some on 4G too which are shown one by one. Their “face value” is at the same time purchase price and preloaded credit. An “administration fee” of HK$ 2.50 per month is imposed on all cards.

To recharge, buy vouchers and enter ##105*<16-digit PIN>#. Online you can use credit cards and Alipay. A recharge of up to HK$ 99 gives 90 days of service, of HK$ 100-199 gives HK$ 10 bouns and 180 days of service, of HK$ 200-299 gives HK$ 40 and 180 days of service, and of more than HK$ 300 gives HK$ 100 bonus and 1 year of service.

Three sends out SMS notifications about balance, expiration and status of packages, so be sure to set the system language to English, once you have inserted the SIM: press ##107*2#.

This carrier supports eSIM.

Check out their local prices and coverage (in HKD):

eSIM2Fly Roaming Sim

asia packageSo how does a roaming eSIM compare with local eSIMs?

Local SIMs are charging about USD 2.65 per GB.   The price per GB on Sim to fly is USD 3.10 of per GB on the first package then only USD 2.50 for add on packages.   This makes the eSIM2Fly roaming sim competitive with the local eSIMs in price per GB.

Price of 6GB in USD

In the graph above, we see the equivalent cost of 6 GB when priced in USD.

csl.

  • Can be purchased online
  • NO KYC required

China Mobile Hong Kong

  • Can be purchased online
  • NO KYC required

Three

  • Can be purchased online
  • NO KYC required

SIM2FLY

  • Can be purchased online
  • NO KYC required

eSIM Device and Installation

Check if your device supports eSIM prior to purchasing. See our full list of known eSIM devices. How do I install an eSIM with QR code?

For any other questions regarding eSIMs, check our FAQ!

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