Telephone Sim Card Vending Machine

In Macau, there are a few prepaid mobile/telephone sim card vending machine when you exit out of the Macau Ferry Terminal.

In Hong Kong, you can buy SIM cards in Tsim Sha Tsui subway station on the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) in Hong Kong. It’s selling SIM cards for mobile phones, both the GSM and the CMDA variety (for those visiting China and wishing to have CDMA). Cards cost mostly HK $100, which is about US$13.

Almost all Hong Kong phones are sold ‘unlocked’ meaning you can switch SIM cards at will.

3 Hong Kong Telephone Sim Card Vending Machine
Sim Card Vending Machine Hong Kong (Side)
Sim Card Vending Machine Hong Kong (Detail)

Fun Facts about Telephone

  • The first phone call was between Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant, Thomas Watson.
  • The conversation is “Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you.”
  • “Hello” came later On. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, suggested using “ahoy” when answering the phone. It was actually Thomas Edison who suggested using “hello.
  • The first phone book was only 20 pages long.
  • One of the first people to have a telephone in their home was American writer Mark Twain.
  • In the early years of the telephone, switchboard operators would connect calls between two parties. Over time, they were replaced by automatic switchboards.
  • The first mobile phone available was released in 1983, and it was called the DynaTAC 8000x.

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