Temporary cell phone w/SMS in China (Beijing)?
April 7, 2010 2:39 PM Subscribe
What are my best options for a temporary (3 week), prepaid cell phone with text messaging while on a trip to Beijing and Xi'an?
posted by yukonho to travel & transportation around Beijing, China (3 answers total)
I'm going on a three week trip to China, and will be in Beijing most of the time with a side trip to Xi'an. I'd like to have a cell phone for when we're out and about. Text messaging would be great, as I want to try linking it with Zuosa
so we have a way of checking in with friends and family.
Is it possible to get a prepaid phone with these options? I've seen options for a prepaid SIM card, but I don't currently have an unlocked international GSM phone. Also, It looks like using my current, US-based Verizon phone over there would be extremely expensive. Does anyone have experience with this "Mobile Rental" shop
in the airport?