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Product Code: CHINA-UNICOM

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China Unicom is the second largest mobile operator in China with an extensive 3G network that is compatible with handsets from Australia.  SIM Card includes ¥98 of credit and has data packages ranging from 150MB to 1GB.  These SIMs are activated upon arrival in China and do not require you to submit any personal information.  If you are travelling with family, friends or on business with colleagues then this is an excellent SIM for staying in touch or finding each other if you get separated, as calls between China Unicom SIMs cost less than 3 cents per minute. 

Key Features

The following are some of the key features of this SIM.

 Local china number and call rates
 Nano, micro and standard SIM sizes available. 
 Great national 3G coverage throughout China
 Call people you are traveling with for less than 3 cents per minute
500MB Data plans ranging from 150MB ($6) to 950MB ($36)
 Skype supported for making cheap international calls  
 Tethering and portable hot-spot functionality allowed

Call Rates and Plans

Exchange Rates: USD$1 ~ ¥8

Incoming CallsFree
Calls to Chinese fixed lines and mobiles¥0.20/min
Calls to other China Unicom SIMs.¥0.20/min
Voice and Data Plans - It is
recommended that you
subscribe to one of these.
¥46/month – 50min voice and 150MB Data
¥66/month – 50min voice and 300MB Data
¥96/month – 240min voice and 300MB Data
¥126/month – 320min voice and 400MB Data
¥156/month – 420min voice and 500MB Data
¥186/month – 510min voice and 6500MB Data
¥226/month – 700min voice and 750MB Data
¥286/month – 900min voice and 950MB Data
International Call Rates

The following are international call rates when using the 10193 service provided by China Unicom (10193 + 00 + country code + area code + phone number).

Call to North America, Hong Kong: RMB2.40 ($0.38)/minute.

RMB3.60 ($0.54)/minute for the following countries:  Russia, San Marino, South Korea, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Japan, The Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Malaysia, New Zealand and Spain.

SIM ExpirySIM will expire 120 days after activation or expiry of last recharge.

What's Included

Your Prepaid SIM

SIMs are available in Micro SIM size (for the iPhone 4, Galaxy S3), Nano SIM (for iPhone 5) and Standard SIM size. We use professional SIM cutters to produce our Micro and Nano size SIMs. 

The SIM is unactivated and so you can order well in advance of your planned departure date.  The SIM card is activated by making a local call in China and you will need to send an SMS to complete the registration process.  Detailed instructions for activation and enabling of voice and data plans are on our China Support Page.

Pre-Loaded Credit

This SIM comes pre-loaded with ¥98 of credit.  To add additional credit we recommend using Ezetop (See our support page for details).

Instructions and User Guides.

Each SIM comes with an english user guide developed by Mobi Passport that contains: 

  • Important tips and useful information to help you get the best value from your SIM and avoid unnecessary charges
  • Instructions to check your balance, recharge while overseas and the validity period for purchased credit
  • Voice and Data plan options, how much they cost, how to add them and the APN settings in case you need them.
  • Instructions on how to make calls.
  • Contact details for support services provided by the carrier and Mobi Passport

SIM Wallet

Each order comes with a complimentary wallet to stores all of your SIM cards and instructions.  

Adding Credit

Ways To Recharge

You can top-up your China SIM card online using Ezetop and at retail outlets though out China

(Instructions to recharge and enable bolt-ons will be provided with your Mobi Passport)

Recharge Expiry

Credit does not expire

Calls Between Friends

If you are traveling with a group of people, family or friends this SIM provides a cheap (~$0.03/min) and easy way for everyone to stay in touch or find each other if you get separated.  If you are ordering 5 or more China SIMs, send an email to info@mobipassport.com and we will give you a special code which you can use to get a discount off the cost of your order.

Network Overview

The China Unicom network is the China’s second largest mobile network and provides voice coverage throughout China.  High speed 3G data is also available in all major cities, roads and regional areas including Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Shenyang, Guangzhou and Xian. 

Data Speed:       7.2Mbps 
Data Freq:         2100MHz 

China Unicom Coverage Map 

More Information

Detailed information on the following topics is available on our China SIM support page.

Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
China Sim Card September 3, 2013
Reviewer: Francis Ling from Glen Waverley, Victoria Australia  
Pretty Good.Get what was told. Highly recommended. worth getting it if going oversea.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
China SIM June 18, 2013
Reviewer: Marilyn  
My husband and I are now back from China and have to report that the one SIM card we purchased worked really well and had no problems with it.

As instructed, I made the initial phone call once in China and that registered it and then I texted the appropriate codes for the data pack as instructed and it immediately worked. I had topped up the SIM card by Ezitop before we left Australia to cater for the level of data I needed. I had plenty of voice calls available to me but once I was in Hong Kong, I did not have enough for data but was only there 4 days so it was no problems.

I had downloaded any apps I needed before I left so I didn't waste any data on that once in China and where I could, I used free wifi to save the same.  I was away 4 weeks and after preloading it 100 yuan and choosing the second level data plan, I had lots of credit for calls and some leftover and I worked it daily in China.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Very good May 6, 2013
Reviewer: David from Stafford Heights, Qld Australia  
I used the card to call Australia. I was in China 1 week and found the included credits sufficient. I would call home (oz) and they would ring back. It worked fine. I also used the card to make text messages in China, and to
Make short local calls. The sim card did work in hong kong but said it was roaming so I avoided cslls but did amfew text messages. Overall for about $30 it was a bargin.

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