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3G and 4G simcards with Unlimited Data (in 2016)

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3G and 4G simcards with Unlimited Data (in 2016)

Postby Fuzzy Barbecue » 05 Jul 2016, 17:12

I searched the forums for info on this, but couldn't confirm if the given prices were still up to date in the older posts. I checked the mobile operator websites as well (with google_translate) but they are very difficult to navigate, so please help !

I have an unlocked phone, so I don't need any contract with a phone. I simply need unlimited internet data (without voice and SMS). I would prefer to buy prepaid cards if they are available , but I can consider getting a monthly contract for a year, if the price is much cheaper.

My main question is how much does it cost per month to have unlimited 3G or 4G data ?
(if you can offer price comparison for all the local operators, that would be great)

Thanks in advance.
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Re: 3G and 4G simcards with Unlimited Data (in 2016)

Postby Doraemonster » 05 Jul 2016, 18:07

Pre-paid:

TWM
3G Only: $800/30 days
4G: $899/30 days (throttled to 5 Mb/s after the first 10 GB)

CHT Emome
3G Only: $450/7 days
4G not offered

CHT Ideal Card
3G Only: $900/30 days
4G apparently not offered, possibly available at the airport for $1000/30 days

FET
3G Only: $800/30 days
4G: $899/30 days (throttled to 5 Mb/s after the first 10 GB)

T Star TW Card
3G Only: $750/30 days
4G not offered

T Star "Da wan te wan"
3G Only: $498/30 days
4G: $899/30 days

APTG
3G Only: $800/30 days, promotional rate $498/30 days but according to website promotion expired last week
4G: not offered

As far as I know, none of the MVNOs offer data. I checked 7-11 and Carrefour specifically.
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Re: 3G and 4G simcards with Unlimited Data (in 2016)

Postby dan2006 » 05 Jul 2016, 19:48

Just to add, for prepaid the best value is to find out where the local store for Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Filipino workers are.

If you show your arc and health card, you usually get the sim free, and can buy prepaid cards from Taiwan mobile, chunghua, and FET there for $400nt unlimited 3g. The card will say $500nt but they charge $400 to $420nt.

They give you unlimited 3G.

If you want true unlimited 4G, and can get a contract, they have true unlimited for $1000 a month ($999)
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Re: 3G and 4G simcards with Unlimited Data (in 2016)

Postby Fuzzy Barbecue » 18 Jul 2016, 11:35

@Doraemonster : Thanks a lot for the research and comprehensive information. Really appreciate it!
@dan2006 : Thanks, I managed to find the unlimited 3G card from a Filipino/Vietnamese store on Zhongzheng South Road. It's across the street from "A.mart" .

If anyone else is looking for the same type of card, here's a google maps link to the Filipino store I found :
https://goo.gl/maps/WZB71V7uV842
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