If you're staying in China for an extended period of time, you might want to buy a mobile phone to use while there. Here you'll learn how to ask for the brand you want, and the newest and best model if you wish. Well known brands can look and sound a little different in China, as Leo finds out!
Dani helps Leo to buy a new smartphone, complete with a Chinese SIM card. Leo learns how Chinese people are very particular about which phone number they choose. Dani teaches Leo how to ask for a top-up card when buying credit for his new phone. Leo also learns how Chinese people say larger numbers in Mandarin.
Mobile phone SIM cards and prepaid call credit are inexpensive in China. In the main cities, the network coverage is excellent. China Mobile is the main provider, and with 600 million customers, is the largest mobile phone network in the world. It now has coverage for 97% of the country's population, so it should be reliable while on any excursions throughout China.
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