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[edit] Cellular Operators

[edit] China Mobile Communications Corporation (China Mobile)

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: cmnet (or) cmwap

[edit] China United Telecommunications Corporation (China Unicom GSM)

APN settings

  • username: (blank) or uninet
  • password: (blank) or uninet
  • APN name for prepaid data sim: 3gnet (or) uninet

[edit] China Telecom

APN settings

  • username: ctwap@mycdma.cn
  • password: vnet.mobi
  • APN name: ctwap

[edit] Prepaid plans

When coming to China there appears the question of Chinese internal roaming. The case is that a Sim-card bought in one town will work in a roaming mode when you leave to another Chinese town. So if you are planning to visit several towns and stay not less than a week in each it will be better to buy new Sim-card in each one.

[edit] China Mobile

China Mobile uses their own TD-SCDMA 3G mobile technology that works only in China at the moment.

[edit] How to buy

China Mobile prepaid Sim-cards can be found:

  • in almost all nationwide kiosks
  • in China Mobile Stores
  • among some online sellers - they can answer your questions and help you choose the most economic montly tariff, top-up your account and so on.

To get a Sim-card you will need your passport for registration and a translator or Chinese-speaking friend to help you handle all possible tariffs and options.

The most suitable prepaid-package for a short-term trip seems to be M-Zone. Here you can find current tariffs and packages for this plan.

Shen Zhou Xing package is the most popular one. It is sold everywhere, even at pitchers', does not require any identification and is "All-Chinese", top-up card are sold in any town.

[edit] GSM Unified Tariff

Business Package

Monthly Fee Talk time,mins Domestic traffic included Overage Charge
58 CNY / 9.12$ 150 30 MB 0.001 CNY (0.0002$)/ KB
88 CNY / 13.84$ 350
128 CNY / 20.13$ 650
158 CNY / 24.85$ 900
188 CNY / 29.57$ 1200
288 CNY / 45.29$ 1900
388 CNY / 61.02$ 2600
588 CNY / 92.47$ 400
888 CNY / 139.65$ 6000

Internet Package

Monthly Fee Talk time,mins Domestic traffic included Overage Charge
58 CNY / 9.12$ 50 200 MB 0.001 CNY (0.0002$)/ KB
88 CNY / 13.84$ 200 300 MB
128 CNY / 20.13$ 420 400 MB

For more details check here.

[edit] Wireless Internet

This is for laptop computers or PDAs, with mobile GPRS / EDGE / TD-SCDMA and other wireless network access to the Internet.

Internet Tariffs
Name of the tariff Monthly Fee Traffic included Overage Charge
Standard tariff 0 0 0.01 CNY (0.002$)/ KB
5 yuan package 5 CNY / 0.79$ 30 MB
20 yuan package 20 CNY / 3.15$ 150 MB
50 yuan package 50 CNY / 7.86$ 500 MB
100 yuan package 100 CNY / 15.72$ 2 GB
200 yuan package 200 CNY / 31.45$ 5 GB


[edit] GPRS Mobile Internet Packages

Package type Monthly Fee Traffic included Overage Charge SMS handling
Standard rates 0 0 0.01 CNY (0.002$)/ KB send SMS KTSJLL0 to 10086
2 yuan package (only for Shenzhouxing users) 2 CHY / 0.32$ 10 MB 1 CNY (0.16$)/ MB send SMS KTSJLL2 to 10086
5 yuan package (not for customers with E-line processing) 5 CHY / 0.79$ 30 MB send SMS KTSJLL5 to 10086
10 yuan package (not for customers with E-line processing) 10 CHY / 1.57$ 70 MB send SMS KTSJLL10 to 10086
20 yuan package 20 CHY / 3.15$ 150 MB send SMS KTSJLL20 to 10086
50 yuan package 50 CHY / 7.86$ 500 MB send SMS KTSJLL50 to 10086
100 yuan package 100 CHY / 15.73$ 2 GB send SMS KTSJLL100 to 10086
200 yuan package 200 CHY / 31.45$ 5 GB send SMS KTSJLL200 to 10086
300 yuan package (only for customers with E-line processing) 300 CHY / 47.18$ 10 GB send SMS KTSJLL300 to 10086

To deactivate send SMS QXSJLLTC (for e-line customers) or QXSJLL (except e-line customers) to 10086. Details are here.

Data packages are working all over the country - no roaming charges when used in other regions of China.

[edit] China Unicom

China Unicom uses 3G WCDMA technology.

[edit] How to buy

China Unicom prepaid Sim-cards can be purchased:

  • in some kiosks (not all)
  • in all China Unicom Stores
  • from some online sellers

[edit] 3G Packages

Monthly Fee Minutes included Traffic included Overage Charge (minutes) Overage Charge (traffic)
3G Standard
50 CHY / 7.84$ 0 0 0.36 CHY (0.06$) / min 0.01 CHY (0.002$) / KB
3G Packages Plan A
46 CHY / 7.21$ 50 150 MB 0.25 CHY (0.04$) / min 0.0003 CHY (0.00005$)/ KB
66 CHY / 10.34$ 50 300 MB 0.2 CHY (0.03$) / min
96 CHY / 15.05$ 240 300 MB 0.15 CHY (0.023$) / min
126 CHY / 19.75$ 320 400 MB
156 CHY / 24.45$ 420 500 MB
186 CHY / 29.15$ 510 650 MB
226 CHY / 35.42$ 700 750 MB
286 CHY / 44.83$ 900 950 MB
386 CHY / 60.5$ 1250 1.3 GB
586 CHY / 91.75$ 1950 2 GB
886 CHY / 138.87$ 3000 3 GB
3G Packages Plan B
46 CHY / 7.21$ 120 40 MB 0.25 CHY (0.04$) / min 0.0003 CHY (0.00005$)/ KB
66 CHY / 10.34$ 200 60 MB 0.2 CHY (0.03$) / min
96 CHY / 15.05$ 450 80 MB 0.15 CHY (0.023$) / min
126 CHY / 19.75$ 680 100 MB
156 CHY / 24.45$ 920 120 MB
186 CHY / 29.15$ 1180 150 MB
3G Packages Plan C
46 CHY / 7.21$ 260 40 MB 0.2 CHY (0.03$) / min 0.0003 CHY (0.00005$)/ KB
66 CHY / 10.34$ 380 60 MB
96 CHY / 15.05$ 550 80 MB 0.15 CHY (0.023$) / min

iPhone Packages

Monthly Fee Minutes included Traffic included Overage Charge (minutes) Overage Charge (traffic)
66 CHY / 10.34$ 160 220 MB 0.2 CHY (0.03$) / min 0.0003 CHY (0.00005$)/ KB
96 CHY / 15.05$ 240 340 MB 0.15 CHY (0.023$) / min
126 CHY / 19.75$ 320 450 MB
156 CHY / 24.45$ 420 510 MB
186 CHY / 29.15$ 510 720 MB
226 CHY / 35.42$ 700 850 MB
286 CHY / 44.83$ 900 1.1 GB
386 CHY / 60.5$ 1250 1.6 GB
586 CHY / 91.75$ 1950 2.5 GB
886 CHY / 138.87$ 3000 4 GB

Detailed information check here.

Prepaid Packages

Monthly Fee Minutes included Traffic included Overage Charge (minutes) Overage Charge (traffic)
Wal-school 36 yuan packag
36 CHY / 5.64$ 60 60 MB 0.25 CHY (0.04$) / min 0.0003 CHY (0.00005$)/ KB
A Prepaid 3G packages - more data traffic
46 CHY / 7.21$ 50 150 MB 0.25 CHY (0.04$) / min 0.0003 CHY (0.00005$)/ KB
66 CHY / 10.34$ 50 300 MB 0.2 CHY (0.03$) / min
B 3G prepaid packages - more voice calls
46 CHY / 7.21$ 120 40 MB 0.25 CHY (0.04$) / min 0.0003 CHY (0.00005$)/ KB
66 CHY / 10.34$ 200 60 MB 0.2 CHY (0.03$) / min
G 3G prepaid packages - more local calls
46 CHY / 7.21$ 260 40 MB 0.2 CHY (0.03$) / min 0.0003 CHY (0.00005$)/ KB
66 CHY / 10.34$ 380 60 MB
3G prepaid package 36 yuan package
36 CHY / 5.64$ - 150 MB - 0.0003 CHY (0.00005$)/ KB

Detailed information on prepaid packages is here.

[edit] Wi-Fi Packages

Monthly Fee Traffic included Overage Charge
50 CHY / 7.84$ 600 MB 0.1 CHY (0.02$) / MB
80 CHY / 12.54$ 1 GB
150 CHY / 23.41$ 3 GB
200 CHY / 31.35$ 5 GB
300 CHY / 47.02$ 10 GB

[edit] How to top up

  • Credit card
  • Recharge vouchers (par values 20 CHY / 3.13$; 30 CHY / 4.7$; 50 CHY / 7.84$; 100 CHY / 15.67$; 300 CHY / 47.02$; 500 CHY / 78.37$)
  • Bank payment

[edit] China Telecom

China Telecom uses 3G CDMA (EV-DO Rev.A) mobile technology adopted by some US (Sprint, Verizon) and some South Korea carriers.

Online recharge.

Tianyi Package

3G Internet Tariffs

Monthly Fee Traffic included Minutes included Overage Charge
49 CHY / 7.68$ 200 MB 100 0.2 CHY / min
69 CHY / 10.81$ 300 MB 150
89 CHY / 13.95$ 400 MB 240 0.15 CHY / min
129 CHY / 20.22$ 600 MB 330
159 CHY / 24.92$ 750 MB 450
189 CHY / 29.62$ 1 GB 600
289 CHY / 45.3$ 1.5 GB 990
389 CHY / 60.97$ 2 GB 1290
489 CHY / 76.64$ 3 GB 1590
589 CHY / 92.32$ 4 GB 2000

2011 version of Mobile Internet packages

Monthly Fee Traffic included Overage Charge How to activate How to deactivate
5 CHY / 0.78$ 30 MB 0.003 CHY (0.0004$) / 10 KB Send KTLL5 to 10001 Send QXLL to 10001
10 CHY / 1.57$ 60 MB Send KTLL10 to 10001
20 CHY / 3.13$ 150 MB Send KTLL20 to 10001
30 CHY / 4.7$ 300 MB Send KTLL30 to 10001
50 CHY / 7.84$ 800 MB Send KTLL50 to 10001
100 CHY / 16.67$ 2 GB Send KTLL100 to 10001

[edit] VoIP applications

[edit] GPS and other navigation applications

[edit] Restaurants, hotels and other recommendation applications

[edit] Social Networking applications

[edit] Special Travel applications

[edit] Wi Fi Networks

[edit] References

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