Cell phone plan- prepaid or monthly plan

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    Cell phone plan- prepaid or monthly plan

    Hi,

    I will move to HK next week.
    I have some questions about cell phone plan.
    1.Should I get a prepaid card or I should join a monthly plan?(I don't usually talk on cell phone a lot.)
    2.Which cell phone service providers are good in HK?(good reception quality and good value?)
    3.How much does the basic monthly plan cost ?

    Thanks!


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    Can I recall my question#1 &3?
    sorry for asking the question that has been answered in other similar thread.(I just found out)
    But still, I need help on question #2:
    Which cell phone service providers are good in HK?(good reception quality and good value?)

    thank you!


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    Some say 3Mobile but as a Premier member I have experienced the worse customer service.


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    The quality & reception question is extremely location specific. All of the providers basically have reasonable coverage throughout the urban areas of HK, but of course any specific apartment in any building may have a problem with one or more providers (I used to live in an apartment where CSL basically didn't work , but when I moved 100m away it was fine). The best bet is to decide where you want to live, then use a foreign SIM to check the signal strengths in that apartment of all the available networks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    The quality & reception question is extremely location specific...
    For exactly this reason I would buy a prepaid SIM first and test for a while in thoase areas you frequent. You can later port your number into a monthly plan. I would also add PCCW into the provider list. But since I mostly use my phone in TST I can't comment on coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hktraveller:
    For exactly this reason I would buy a prepaid SIM first and test for a while in thoase areas you frequent. You can later port your number into a monthly plan.
    Thank you so much. That is a good idea. and I was about to ask if I can later port my prepaid number into a monthly plan.