TELECOMMUNICATION

Phone Calls

  • Local calls are free in Hong Kong on private phones. Public pay-phones, available on and off campus, cost $1 per five minutes. Most phones accept $1, $2, $5 and $10 coins.
  • Landline and mobile phone numbers in Hong Kong are eight digits long. When dialing, all eight digits must be dialed. There are no area codes.
  • To make international calls, you should purchase a pre-paid, stored-value IDD phone card. Phone cards are available for purchase on campus at the University Bookstore or the Souvenir Center. Off-campus, they are available at convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and Circle K.
  • For residential telephone services and mobile phone services, you may approach the service providers direct for details about their network coverage and service plans and choose the one which best suits your needs.

 

Internet Services

  • Hong Kong’s fixed broadband penetration rate and average broadband speed are among the highest in the world. Fixed broadband Internet access services are currently available at speeds up to 1,000 megabits per second.
  • Apart from fixed device, you may access the Internet using any mobile device such as smartphone, tablet and netbook. Mobile phones in Hong Kong operate on 2.5G/3G/4G network. Mobile broadband services, Wi-Fi wireless broadband services as well as mobile broadband and Wi-Fi packages are offered in the market. Before subscribing to mobile data services, you should get hold of information on the charging schemes.
  • Completely free or time-limited free Wi-Fi services are widely available across the city with more than 28,000 “Wi-Fi.HK” hotspots offered by public and private sectors including coffee shops, shopping centres, culture and recreation venues and government premises, etc. The University also provides convenient Wi-Fi services. You may refer to here for the details of campus Wi-Fi connections.

 

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