- Incoming: Free
- Outgoing – Local: Included
- Outgoing – India: Included
- Outgoing – SMS: Included in voice package (roughly one SMS in place of one minute call)
- Data: 4G
- Validity: 90 Days from first use.
- Network: China Unicom
- Billing: Prepaid
- Card roams every where in China with same rates
- We require a copy of your passports. Due to local regulations, only one SIM card can be issued per passport.
- 3-in-1 (standard, micro and nano) size SIM card fits all phones.
- Users can insert and activate SIM before travel.
- English helpdesk at 0086 28 85332544 and 0086 156 8092 7447.
- Auto Expiry 3 months after first use (regulatory requirement for visitors).
- Rates subject to change by China Unicom without notice.
Due to Chinese regulations, you need to submit one passport per China SIM card ordered. Once passport copies are submitted, the SIM cards will be activated. After activation the SIM card is not transferable or returnable. However, the 90 day validity of the pack/talktime starts from first use, not from activation date.
Using the SIM Card
Using the SIM Card for the first time
- Power off your phone
- Insert your new SIM card
- Power on your phone
- Your phone should connect on a GSM/WCDMA/LTE network.
- Send text “WLCX” to 10010 to check your balance. This is free.
Please note, when you insert the SIM card for the first time outside China, it may take up to 15 minutes for the SIM card to register with one local network due to international roaming. Please be patient.
Please also note, using this SIM card to surf Internet or make calls outside China will significantly reduce the data and voice usage capacity, or even cause the SIM card to be suspended.
People in mainland China can just dial your number directly to reach you, for example, 132 818 12345; People outside China need to dial +86 plus your number, for example, +86 132 818 12345
Calling a mobile number in China
Dial the 11 digit mobile number directly; Chinese mobile numbers start with 13../15../17../18… For example, call number 15680912345 directly.
Calling a fixed line number in China
Dial 0 + area code + phone number, Beijing area code is 10, Shanghai is 21, Chengdu is 28; for example, calling a Chengdu fixed line number 85332544, dial 028 85332544.
Calling an India number with prefix
Dial “10193 00” + phone number. For example, to call India number 022 24216344, dial “10193 0091 22 24216344”
Calling India after buying direct India Dial pack
Dial “00” or “+” + country code + phone number. For example, to call India number 022 24216344, dial “0091 22 24216344” or +91 22 24216344.
English-speaking customer service agents can be reached via email at email@example.com or phone 0086 28 85332544 and 0086 156 8092 7447.
Emergency Call Number: 110
Please dial “110” to report a medical, robbery, fire or any other situation, for which you need local authority’s help. This is equivalent to “911” number in United States or “112” in Europe.
Account Balance Enquiries
You can check your balance when you are in or outside China. Just send text “WLCX” to 10010 for airtime and data balance. These texts are free of charge. The replies are in English.
When airtime balance is less than 5CNY, caller will hear voice low balance reminder in Chinese.
General China Unicom airtime can be applied to this SIM card, which means you can either purchase airtime at www.mychinaunicom.com or other retail channels.
Data package refill package is ONLY available at www.mychinaunicom.com. Data package purchased at other retail channels WILL NOT work with this SIM card and could even cause this SIM card to be suspended!
China Unicom has a 4G LTE data usage limitation of 6GB per month. Once the usage reaches 6GB in that calendar month, you cannot add more data to the same SIM card.
Displays of 4G LTE sign
China Unicom has deployed two types of LTE technologies: FDD-LTE (up to 150 mbps) and TD-LTE (up to 100 mbps), which means China Unicom 4G LTE networks support all 4G smartphones. All of the Chinese mobile operators including China Unicom only display 4G sign instead of LTE sign on the handset when the device is connected to a 4G LTE network. If you see a 4G sign displayed on your handset, it means your handset is connected to a 4G LTE network.
4G LTE coverage (as of March 2016)
China Unicom’s LTE network covers following major cities:
Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xian, Chongqing, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Changsha, Jinan, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Harbin, Fuzhou, Nanjing, Shijiazhuang, , Suzhou, Qingdao, Dongguan, Dalian, Ningbo, Changchun, Haikou, Taiyuan, Nanning, Yantai, Xiamen, Kunming, Hefei, Guiyang, Luoyang, Tangshan, Hohhot, Yulin, Lanzhou, Xining, Nanchang, Yinchuan, Jiaxing, Foshan, Quanzhou, Weifang, Wenzhou, Fuyang, Wuxi, Yichang, Hengyang, Guilin, Langfang, Linfen, Nanchong, Weinan, Nanyang, Nantong.
Note: If your city is not in the list above, you’ll be likely connected to a 3+G HSPA network. Depending on your handset the data speed is up to 42mbps.
For most devices, this SIM card does not require any APN configuration to access Internet. iPhones rarely require any APN setting. However, some Android based devices may require you to manually configure their APN in order to access Internet correctly. If you have an Android OS based device, and your phone can make calls and receive texts, but cannot access Internet, please try to configure the APN based on the following instructions:
New APN setting:
Enter Wireless Control-> Mobile Network Settings-> Wireless Access Points (WAP) name-> Menu-> New APN, then input following information:
Name: wonet (or 3gnet)
APN: wonet (or 3gnet) username:blank password:blank