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Prepaid card roaming in China?

Hello,
I have a telia pre-paid card. I plan a travel to China. However, I found that Telia did not support prepaid card to use in China. It cannot even receive any SMSs. This is annoying. I am afraid I would need to receive some SMSs verification code during the time I am in China. What should I do? Any work around?

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From what I've read it should work if it's registered. But double check with customer support. If you don't have a swedish personalnumber their site said that you could get help in a Telia store.

EDIT: sorry, looked a bit further and seems it doesn't work..
You could temporary switch to a mobile plan?

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From what I've read it should work if it's registered. But double check with customer support. If you don't have a swedish personalnumber their site said that you could get help in a Telia store.

EDIT: sorry, looked a bit further and seems it doesn't work..
You could temporary switch to a mobile plan?

I can switch to mobile plan and switch back? I still don't get it why the price could be such different between subscription and pre-paid?

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I am not sure if its to any help for you...

I used this site to find options for simcard when i was traveling in asia during this spring. For all the countries l visited the site presented accurate and up to date information.

http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/China

But indeed it seems to be a bit complicated...

Also i feel its a bit like a x/y problem... What are you really trying to do? What are these SMS varifications codes? Could you use another way? Bankid? Microsoft Authenticator app?

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@feilongwudi2088: Yeah, should be no problem to switch, it's one month cancellation on the mobile plan. I dunno, not a fan of Telia's pricing, I've usually used halebop, they are owned by Telia but got better prices.

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My mother just received her phone bill from her stay in China.
It was somewhere aroud 180kr for 12min of out&incomming calls, and 60kr for 20sms. U can't use Facebook to communicate with the world but whats app worked.
But i know halebop have the same price on pre-paid as mobile plan..

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Prepaid cards usually dont work in roaming. I had a hallon prepaid last summer in my car, stopped working as soon as i left sweden. As was written in the faq.

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Prepaid cards usually dont work in roaming. I had a hallon prepaid last summer in my car, stopped working as soon as i left sweden. As was written in the faq.

Actually, Telia's pre-paid card after registered, it could work in the EU area and some other non-EU countries including US.

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I am not sure if its to any help for you...

I used this site to find options for simcard when i was traveling in asia during this spring. For all the countries l visited the site presented accurate and up to date information.

http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/China

But indeed it seems to be a bit complicated...

Also i feel its a bit like a x/y problem... What are you really trying to do? What are these SMS varifications codes? Could you use another way? Bankid? Microsoft Authenticator app?

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Thanks. You are right. Maybe I think too much. After checking my sms history, I only has Google code and microsoft code. Those are when I trying to change something. It is not a big deal and I have bankID available.

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My mother just received her phone bill from her stay in China.
It was somewhere aroud 180kr for 12min of out&incomming calls, and 60kr for 20sms. U can't use Facebook to communicate with the world but whats app worked.
But i know halebop have the same price on pre-paid as mobile plan..

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It is kind of strange... If you hold a Chinese sim card and travel in Europe, the roaming fee is unbelievably cheap....