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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by aw451:
    WhatsApp is tied to a phone number and WeChat requires ones for authentication. WhatsApp usually blocks VoIP numbers.
    I can get sms from my data SIM card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah01:
    Obviously, you want an answer " you don't really need a mobile phone number". Vote to your confidence.
    I want to see if anyone can think of anything I haven’t thought of. This is like getting rid of my land line 20 years ago.

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    A lot of companies identify you via your phone number in HK?

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    Skype numbers can not receive SMS messages - though it does have a service that allows you to send SMS messages. I don't think it is a technical problem that can't be solved - it is deliberate.

    So yes, you still need a mobile phone number - if you need sms authentication.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pin:
    A lot of companies identify you via your phone number in HK?
    I do most of my banking online, but occasionally my RM will phone me for something - and it needs to be done over my registered number. Most of our conversations is done by text on Whatsapp, but anything involving moving money (the RM gets me a better rate than doing it online) needs to be recorded and done using my mobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman:
    I can get sms from my data SIM card.
    That means your data SIM card has a phone number. It's just a standard mobile SIM. "Data SIM" is just marketing.

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    You are going need one for potential emergencies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aw451:
    That means your data SIM card has a phone number. It's just a standard mobile SIM. "Data SIM" is just marketing.
    they can make your 'minutes of phone call' to zero, then its just a data sim...
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    Is there such as thing as a data only sim card in Hong Kong, and is it any cheaper or better than a normal sim with voice/data? I know in Japan this is possible and there are benefits to a data only sim with no number, but I did not think such a thing existed in HK.


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