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How to get a HK phone number that forward to my US number?

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  1. #1

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    How to get a HK phone number that forward to my US number?

    I currently live in US and looking to find a job again in HK. I don't think employers will call my US number if they want to get in touch with me. So I am trying to figure how I can get a HK number that forwards to my US number. I have a HK number that I kept ($18 HKD a month) just in case I go back and I called China Mobile but the only way I can set up international forwarding is if I activate it using my HK number which I don't have access now since I am in the US.

    I did some research and see if I could get a new HK number that forwards to my US number but most of them charge around $15 monthly fee. Can anyone suggest any other cheaper options? Thank you.


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    Maybe try Skype number? If they support HK, that's all you need. You might get calls in the middle of the night however.

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    Just give whatsapp. Can be either HK or US number.


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    My thoughts are you'd most likely be contacted by email. And do you plan to answer the phone at 3am? Get a HK Skype number and use that. I don't answer my phone anyway if I don't recognise the number. Kind of expect an email or WhatsApp introduction before calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM!:
    My thoughts are you'd most likely be contacted by email. And do you plan to answer the phone at 3am? Get a HK Skype number and use that. I don't answer my phone anyway if I don't recognise the number. Kind of expect an email or WhatsApp introduction before calling.
    I find that quite a few would call and then follow up by email. I don't know why, maybe its quicker for them to call? Some call, ask a few questions or maybe clarify some details then say they will send all the job/interview etc. info in an email.

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    Interviewers tend to use Skype. This is just my experience with US recruiters. Cheaper for them to call you.


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    Skype will assign you local HK number and you can arrange call forwarding to any number. They also have a partnership with HKT that assigns numbers beginning with 8 to local residents as well.


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    for free, just use whatsapp or line instead
    maybe you can also have video call rather than a phone call. it is more convenient.

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