Plans & Prices in China with China Mobile

November 17, 2014 – 01:37 am

china mobile China is the first country in mobile penetration, with 1, 023.7 million subscribers –76% of its population. But that’s not it. Mobile phones are big in China, which means that users spend more on their galaxy note 2 So if you are travelling to China, there are a couple of things that you must bear in mind. First of all, that China uses the GSM-standard for mobile communications, so you must make sure that your phone works there.Nokia lumia 920 If that’s not the case, you may have to buy one. The Chinese are big fans of state-of-the-art phones –but there is no need for that if you’re only visiting, as you can comfortably rent a phone in one of the many shops.lg optimus g Secondly, you must know how the Chinese mobile market works: the city where you buy your SIM card is considered your ‘hometown’, and although most mobile phone services in China offer national coverage at no additional cost, you should check your roaming fees before travelling.

Also, mobile contracts are not common in China, so it is easier to simply buy a SIM card and buy airtime. Note too that you won’t be able to buy additional airtime outside your hometown city. So if you travel outside the city where you purchased your SIM card, you may want to make sure you carry enough prepaid phone cards before leaving.

This said, let’s have a look at the top mobile carriers in China. In first position we’ve got China Mobile, which is not only China’s, but the world’s largest mobile operator, by both number of subscribers (over 703 million by the end of 2012) and revenue (with $16.7 billion earned in 2012).

State-owned, as are most of China’s telecom companies, the Beijing-based carrier provides voice and multimedia services, and operates in both 3G and 4G networks. Here are some of their top-rated smartphones available. These are all available at $0 cost, applicable to users subscribing a 24-month contract for plans of $38/month or above (plus other conditions that may apply):

Sony Xperia Z
  • Phone Details: Android OS 4.1 (Jelly Bean), 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (microSD enabled), 13MP camera, 4G LTE, 5″ TFT capacitive touchscreen, Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery (up to
  • Phone Price: Free*
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE

  • Phone Details: Android OS (Jelly Bean), 64 GB storage, 4G technology, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, standard lithium ion battery (up to 890 hours), 5.5″ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (720 x 1280).
  • Phone Price: Free*
  • Nokia Lumia 920

  • Phone Details: Windows Phone 8, 32GB storage, 4G technology, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, standard lithium-ion battery (up to 400h), 4.5″ IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen (768×1280).
  • Phone Price: Free*
  • LG Optimus G

  • Phone Details: Android 4.0 OS, 16GB storage, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE technology, 13MP main camera, 1.3MP secondary camera, 4.7″ IPS LCD touchscreen, 2, 210 mAh battery (up to 420 hours).
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    China is dominated by three state-run businesses

    2013-02-05 12:54:18 by Mutlap

    The telecommunications industry in China is dominated by three state-run businesses: China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile. The three companies were formed by a recent revolution and restructuring launched in May 2008, directed by Ministry of Information Industry (MII), Nationals Development and Reform Commissions (NDRC) and Minister of Finance. Since then, all the three companies gained 3G licenses and engaged fixed-line and mobile business in China.
    As a result of China’s entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, a new regulatory regime is now being established and foreign operators are gradually being allowed to access the market

    Redchina: boundless treachery....

    2008-02-18 04:39:40 by edsdesk

    Apple iPhones exported from China, smuggled back
    Last update: 6:52 a.m. EST Feb. 18, 2008
    HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Thousands of Apple iPhones are being produced in and exported from China, and then are smuggled back in to the country and sold to consumers for well above U.S. retail prices, The New York Times reported.
    Drawn by the iPhone's novelty value, Chinese buyers often pay $450 to $600 for a phone, plus extra to have the digital lock broken so it can work on local cellular networks and to add software that supports the Chinese language, the Times reported

    New iPhone 5C seen as too costly for most Chinese  — The Japan Times
    BEIJING – Apple's lower-cost iPhone 5C will retail for more than $700 in China, putting it out of reach of most consumers and raising questions over the firm's ability to build sales in the world's biggest mobile market.

    TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Router/AP/Client/Bridge/Repeater Modes,150Mpbs
    Personal Computer (TP-Link)
    • Standards: I 802.11b/g/n, I 802.3/3u
    • Security: 64/128/152-bit WEP/WPA/WPA2,WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
    • Wireless Data Rates: Up to 150Mbps
    • Interface: Ethernet Port
    • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
    Optoma Optoma PT105, WVGA, 75 LED Lumens, Gaming Projector
    CE (Optoma)
    • 16:9 widescreen display (854x480 native resolution)
    • Built-in speaker
    • 75 lumen LED light source for excellent brightness and color and a long lifetime of over 20, hours
    • Input/output connectors include HDMI, VGA, Composite Video and Audio (Stereo RCA)
    • 20, LED light, 1:1 contrast
    • HDMI, VGA, Composite Video
    • Portable at 1.9 lbs.
    Toshiba Toshiba Camileo X100 Full-HD Camcorder - Silver/Black
    Photography (Toshiba)
    • 1080p / 30fps and 1080i / 60fps resolution video
    • 10x optical zoom + 10x Digital zoom, total 100x zoom
    • HDMI digital AV output
    • 3.0-Inch LCD touch-screen
    • 4 GB internal flash memory
    • 3-inch LCD display
    • 1080p / 30fps and 1080i / 60fps resolution video
    • 10x optical zoom + 10x Digital zoom, total 100x zoom
    • HDMI digital AV output
    • 4 GB internal flash memory
    Archos Archos ARNOVA 9 G2 4GB 9.7-Inch Tablet
    Personal Computer (Archos)
    • Intel Tablet Processor Processor 1GHz
    • 512 MB DRAM, 4GB Flash Storage
    • 9.7-inch Capacitive Multi-touch IPS Screen, 1024x768 Resolution
    • 802_11_BGN Wireless
    • Android 2.3 Operating System

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