Chinese SIM Card

Chinese SIM Card
  • China Mobile SIM card
  • From just £9.99 a month
  • Permanent Chinese mobile no.
  • Calls from 15p/min
  • English customer service
  • £9.99/month for 12 months

Pay-Monthly SIM card for use in China

Have the convenience of a Chinese Pay-Monthly SIM from only £9.99 a month and make calls from only 15p/min!

You simply subscribe to a 12 month contract at £9.99 per month rental. All calls, text (SMS) and data usage are then billed in addition to the line rental fee on a monthly basis.

  • Basic Plan 
  • £9.99/monthCost
  •  Contract duration
  • yes12 months
  •  Call Rates
  • 15p/minIncoming calls
  • 15p/minNational calls
  • 59p/minTo international landlines (UK)
  • 79p/minTo international mobiles (UK)
  •  Messaging
  • 10pLocal Text (SMS)
  • 15pInternational Text (SMS)
  • 20pPicture Message (MMS)
  • 15p/minVoicemail
  • £3.95/MBData
  •  Additional Features
  • £10.00Express setup & delivery
  • yesEnglish Customer Support
  • yesItemised eBilling

All SIMs are data enabled and all consumption will be chargeable. If you do not wish to use data then please request that it is barred from your SIM upon receipt of the SIM card.

  • What solution is best for me?

    Using a UK mobile network in China remains incredibly expensive. The major UK networks still charge between £1.20 and £1.80 per minute to make a call in China, or back to the UK and up to £1.30 per minute to receive a call in China. Text messages can be as much as 50p so the cost of your business trip or vacation can easily spiral out of control.

    We would recommend our Basic £9.99 Plan for customers who visit China regularly for business or leisure and wish to avoid the inconvenience of a Pay-As-You-Go SIM card, whilst making great savings and receiving English customer support. If you live, work or plan to study in China then a Pay-monthly China Mobile SIM contract is ideal.

  • How long is the subscription period?

    The minimum contract period is 12 months. After the initial 12 month period, and on request, the contract can be cancelled. The Pay-monthly SIM contracts are billed to your UK based personal or business credit card on a monthly basis and each month you will receive an itemised bill via email detailing your call history. Debit cards and direct debits are not accepted payment methods currently.

  • Do you offer a business solution?

    If you are looking for a business solution (10+ SIM cards) we can provide tailored tariffs to suit your exact requirements. For further information please contact us.

  • Why should I get a Pay-Monthly SIM rather than a prepaid SIM?

    Not only will you save in excess of 50% on call charges you will also receive the following advantages:

    • English voicemail
    • Short terms contracts
    • 24/7 English customer support
    • No need to top-up
    • No expiry periods on your credit
    • Full itemised bill – claim back VAT
    • Data enabled
    • Micro-SIMs available on request

  • Why should I get a Pay-Monthly SIM card from 0044 rather than a Chinese Network?

    Because we have taken all of the hassle out of dealing with a Chinese network whilst providing better value for money and additional features such as English customer support, English Voicemail, English fully itemised billing and delivery directly to your address in China or in the UK. Unfortunately it is not possible to port an individual Chinese payg SIM number to our pay-monthly system, although business to business group porting can be arranged.

    Also, it is very difficult for English customers to obtain a mobile contract directly with a Chinese network due to the requirement of a Chinese credit history. There are no such problems when acquiring a contract through ourselves.

  • How am I billed?

    Once a month you are provided with a detailed breakdown of your call history and the amounts owing, via email (or by post providing a specific request is made). The monthly bill can then be automatically paid either by Chinese or UK based credit card or via direct debit mandate (DDM) through a UK bank account. When completing the order process you’ll be required to submit your credit card details if you wish to pay via credit card. If you prefer to set up a DDM then select that option, but also include your credit card details as well as part of the security and verification process and the relevant DDM forms will be posted to you for you to complete and return. Monthly rental payments and set up costs unfortunately cannot be accepted on a debit card, only via credit cards or a DDM associated with your UK bank account. If you do not have a credit card but wish to pay via direct debit then we are only able to accept a DDM application providing a parent’s credit card is used in the security and verification process. You will be billed in per minute increments. The rates published above apply for contracts taken out since 1st Nov 2011. If your contract was taken out prior to this date your existing rates apply but you may change to the new tariff on completion of the minimum term.

  • How does it work?

    You subscribe to a 12 month plan. On the Basic plan all calls, text (SMS) and data usage are then billed in addition to the line rental fee on a monthly basis.

    Every month you will receive your itemised bill via email. It couldn't be easier! All you need to do is ensure that your mobile handset is unlocked and then simply switch your UK SIM card for your new Chinese SIM card on arrival.

  • Important Information

    You may be requested to provide additional proof of I. D. via fax, email or post immediately after purchase to verify your application, credit card and delivery address. This is a quick and simple process and ensures you will receive the SIM card promptly and securely, usually within 3-5 working days from date of order when a credit card is used as the billing method or, if DDM payment is selected, 7-10 days from receipt of the completed signed DDM forms. If your departure date is imminent then please contact us immediately after completing your application so we can address any priority requirements.

  • Delivery options

    Once the application is approved your Chinese Pay-monthly SIM will be delivered securely, either to your UK billing address or an alternative address, and the contract commences from that point. Alternative delivery arrangements and your preferred delivery date can be selected during the checkout process. UK delivery is free but a set-up charge applies. Deliveries can be made to Chinese addresses providing your name is recognised by the Chinese postal service at your address (or, if renting, your name c/o a landlord at the Chinese address). Deliveries can also be made to a relative's address in the UK if you no longer own a UK property. Delivery to China incurs an additional £5.00 charge.

  • What data access is available?

    It is possible to access, 3G and Edge, depending on coverage.

    Mobile data access is an ideal solution if you do not have a landline internet connection or require access to emails whilst on the move.

    Examples of applications that require or are suited to GPRS include:

    • Sending and receiving email. Large attachments may download more slowly than text-only email
    • Internet browsing
    As you will be connected with GPRS for long periods of time, you are generally only charged for the information transferred.
    • One megabyte = 500 wap pages = 20 web pages = 25 emails, approximately.

    The Chinese Orange SIMs we provide are data enabled. This means that you may access data once the settings have been configured. If the device you use is 3G enabled then the SIM will operate at 3G speeds, providing 3G is available in that location, but obviously the experience will be quicker and more efficient than the GPRS links.

    Important: When using the 0044 China SIM for data activity on your handset, or in a laptop, it is vital that you manage your consumption of data carefully to avoid incurring high usage charges. We are able to obtain usage and cost updates from Orange China upon request by individual users but these may feature a time lag and therefore may not be accurate. Data usage can be expensive and therefore streaming live TV or audio, or remaining logged on for prolonged periods can result in high consumption and costs. For more controllable data usage we recommend you review our USB & MiFi based data solutions. The Chinese pay-monthly SIMs are currently not compatible with Apple iPhones and any service failures or costs incurred are the responsibility of the user in the event that an iPhone is used.

  • Roaming

    For security reasons roaming is not available by default on the SIM card. However you can activate roaming on 48hrs notice by providing a deposit of £150.00 once in receipt of the SIM card. Once accepted it will cost 40p/min to make a call within the EU and 18p/min to receive a call.

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