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Old 09-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #31
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I think it's the cross-hotel rule, because we're at the Hollywood it's a 21 day out rule. We were told if we were staying at the Disneyland, we'd have an earlier window....

Our phones are locked so the sim wouldn't work in our phones. We work out it'll be about £80 or so for the full trip, when we were in New England for christmas and new year in 2010, we turned data off on my phone for most of the trip, I used it a little for a few emails, updating FB and we called home on christmas day for a few short calls and my bill was about £60 higher than usual....we are thinking about the phone hire as it would mean having an internet connection for most of the day....handy for maps and apps.....as well as calling home and my brother on his wedding day (he's getting married while we're away....)

HKDL posted up the sneak peaks for merchandise and food for halloween and I'm seriously excited lol!!!
Will your service provider let you unlock your phones? It may come down to a fee. But in the long run, it may be worth it.


I'm refusing to look at the merchandise on line. No point torturing myself.
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The merchandise pics are a little small, but the sample on display looked neat, excited to see some of the pins....

I may look into unlocking, but I don't think it's something our provider offers....how much was the pre-paid sim? The reason I like the look of the hire of a smart phone is that the daily cost is fixed and includes all calls to the UK (landlines), all HK numbers and unlimited data.....so we'd know exactly how much we're spending. They also let you tether it to a laptop so that will be useful in the hotel room, no internet charge or having to sit in the lobby for free wi-fi
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:34 AM   #33
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The merchandise pics are a little small, but the sample on display looked neat, excited to see some of the pins....

I may look into unlocking, but I don't think it's something our provider offers....how much was the pre-paid sim? The reason I like the look of the hire of a smart phone is that the daily cost is fixed and includes all calls to the UK (landlines), all HK numbers and unlimited data.....so we'd know exactly how much we're spending. They also let you tether it to a laptop so that will be useful in the hotel room, no internet charge or having to sit in the lobby for free wi-fi
Melanie - The prepaid sim was a "gift" from the nephew of our TA friend. I suspect that it wasn't more than $40 Aussie; which is about GBP 20-30. DH and I had a phone and the sim card each. He used a lot more data than me and probably topped up with another Aussie$15. The included call allowance on my card lasted practically the whole trip.


I don't know if the Dis will allow this link to Whirlpool...I googled "3 prepaid sim Hong Kong"...

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1341981


The advice on here seems to be to purchase the SIM card at the airport.
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Thank You the linked worked and I had a quick read, given both options to DBF to have a look at too, the price for hiring a phone has now gone down to HK$68 per day which is excellent, so it's all up to DBF now....
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lurking and learing. We just booked HKDL for 3 nights December 2013 23rd, 24th and 25th December. It's our Christmas treat

We hope to spend 10 -12 days in HK

I can't wait to hear all your plans and see all your photos

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lurking and learing. We just booked HKDL for 3 nights December 2013 23rd, 24th and 25th December. It's our Christmas treat

We hope to spend 10 -12 days in HK

I can't wait to hear all your plans and see all your photos

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Congrats Jenshell! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend Christmas!
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