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  1. #1

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    Buy phone in HK or US

    I will be arriving in Hong Kong in about 2 weeks. Would it be better to purchase a phone in the US or in HK? Are the same brands of phones more expensive in HK?

    Thanks!


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    depends on what phone

    try this site, enter the model number on the top centre part of the page ( indication of prices and where to buy them, sadly in chinese only) but should tell how much cheaper compared to list price places such as fortress and boardway


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    which site are you referring to?

    thanks.


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    I'm guessing he meant to link 香港格價網 Price.com.hk

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    If you buy it in the US, make sure that it's unlocked.... There are plenty of places here to buy them with and without a contract!


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    Yes, it seems like it will be easier to just buy a phone when I get to HK. Thanks for the tips!

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  7. #7

    I have a contract here in the US for my cell phone and a free upgrade, which would allow me to get the Iphone 4 or Samsung Galaxy 2 for only 50 US dollars.

    Since I plan to move to HK soon, would you recommend I just use my upgrade and get one of the above 2 phones here in the US, unlock it, and then bring it over and get service from a provider in HK?

    Or would it be better to buy a smart phone in HK and then get service there?

    I have read through threads giving advice for both routes, but I don't think I would be able to beat the deal of only $ 50 U.S. for a good phone. The only complication is unlocking it here in the states before bringing it over to HK.