by RayAl
Explorer

Studying in China for one year – using my iPhone

I was hoping someone can help. I have a UK EE pay-monthly contract on an iPhone that runs until December 2019. In July 2019, I am studying in China for one year and trying to understand how to use my phone without running up huge bills.

 

All I can find through EE is a roaming call/receiving charge of £1.80 per minute. Also, £180 per month for data (30 days of data passes at £6). That's ok if you're Tim Cook, but I can't afford it.

 

Should I just pay my monthly EE bill and then also buy a Chinese SIM card when I arrive?

 

I would appreciate some advice.

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Studying in China for one year – using my iPhone

Yes, that's the best thing to do. Make sure you get your phone unlocked before you go.

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EE Community Support Team

Re: Studying in China for one year – using my iPhone

Good Morning @RayAl.

 

Welcome to the community.

 

China sounds really exciting! 🙂

 

We have a roaming costs page which also gives you the cost of bundles to use in China.

 

Alternatively, as @XRaySpeX has suggested, you could unlock your phone.

 

I know you're not going for a while yet, but I hope you have a great time!

 

Jon

by RayAl
Explorer

Re: Studying in China for one year – using my iPhone


Hi Jon

 

Thanks for your reply. Yes’m I’m really looking forward to my study year in China. 

 

I think I’m all clear now on how to manage my phone charges while in China. The phone unlocking is also a great idea. 

 

Thanks again. 

 

 

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Studying in China for one year – using my iPhone

Thanks! You're welcome :)! Glad I could be of assistance.

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EE Community Support Team

Re: Studying in China for one year – using my iPhone

Great @RayAl.

 

Have a great time!

 

Feel free to come back to the community if you have any further questions 🙂

 

Jon

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