Hkmobile offers low-cost eSIMs for visitors to Hong Kong. Plans start from US$5 (~0) and give you 4G coverage from CSL.

If you're planning a trip to Hong Kong, one of the easiest ways to use your cellphone whilst you're there is with a Hkmobile eSIM.

You can get a Hkmobile eSIM from US$5 (approximately 0) at Airalo. This will allow you to use your cellphone in Hong Kong for up to 7 days. The Hkmobile eSIM is available on a pre-paid basis for visitors to Hong Kong and gives you an allowance of 4G mobile data to use whilst you're there.

In this article, we'll look at the Hkmobile service in Hong Kong, including how you're able to get it and the best Hkmobile eSIM deals. We'll also look at the coverage available on a Hkmobile eSIM, and the other ways of using your mobile phone in Hong Kong (e.g. through international roaming).

Plans From: US$5 (~0) for 7 days
Best Deals:
Compatible Devices:
  • Apple iPhone 11 and newer
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 and newer
  • Google Pixel 3 and newer
  • see more...
Coverage: 4G coverage (CSL)
Voucher Code: Save 5% on all Hkmobile eSIMs using KEN5 voucher code

Hkmobile Plans

If you're looking for an affordable way to use your cellphone when travelling in Hong Kong, you can get a Hkmobile eSIM from only US$5 (approximately 0) for 7 days usage.

To get a Hkmobile eSIM, you'll need to have an eSIM-compatible device such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S20, Pixel 3 or later devices. You can then order your Hkmobile eSIM through the Airalo app with instant delivery direct to your phone. There's no need to queue at the airport or to register the Hkmobile eSIM with your ID, saving you lots of time.

The following table shows the eSIM plans that are currently available from Hkmobile in Hong Kong:

valid for 7 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days

As a special offer for June 2023, you can get a 5% discount on all Hkmobile eSIMs when you enter the KEN5 voucher code at checkout.

See all Hkmobile eSIM deals →

Once you've ordered your Hkmobile eSIM, it will only activate when your cellphone actually connects to a supported network in Hong Kong. This means the validity period will only begin when you actually land in Hong Kong and turn your cellphone on.

Your Hkmobile eSIM works with the dual-SIM function on most modern smartphones. This means you can use your regular SIM card alongside the Hkmobile eSIM (e.g. to receive incoming phone calls and text messages on your normal phone number).

Alternatives to Hkmobile

The main disadvantage of Hkmobile is the fact you're getting a data-only service on the eSIM. You will not get a local phone number in Hong Kong when you're using the Hkmobile eSIM in your phone.

If you'd like to call or text whilst you're travelling in Hong Kong, you'll need to use your normal SIM card instead (on which international roaming fees may apply). Alternatively, you can side-step these charges by making your calls through WhatsApp or other similar apps.

If you're looking for a more fully featured SIM card with a local phone number in Hong Kong (starting with +852), you could consider getting a regular prepaid SIM card upon arrival instead. This will involve some additional hassle (e.g. queuing up at the airport to get your SIM card, a registration process for the SIM card, etc) but it can be preferable and better suited for longer-term use in Hong Kong.

Hkmobile Coverage

If you're using a Hkmobile eSIM, you'll have access to 4G mobile coverage in Hong Kong. This is provided by the following partner networks:

Coverage ProviderNetwork TypeCoverage Area
CSL4G LTEHong Kong

There's no international roaming available on a Hkmobile eSIM. Therefore, you won't be able to use it outside of Hong Kong. If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you may need to get a separate eSIM for the other countries you visit.

Other Airalo eSIMs

Airalo's Hkmobile eSIM can only be used in Hong Kong. If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you could consider getting a Asialink or Discover Global eSIM. These eSIM plans will work in Hong Kong, as well as a number of other countries.

Asialink eSIM

Airalo's Asialink eSIM will also work in Hong Kong, giving you 4G coverage from CSL. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 12 other countries. The Asialink plans start from US$5 for 1GB of data:

valid for 7 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 90 days
valid for 180 days

Discover Global eSIM

Airalo's Discover Global eSIM will also work in Hong Kong, giving you 4G coverage from CSL. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 84 other countries. The Discover Global plans start from US$9 for 1GB of data:

Discover GlobalNoneNone1GBUS$9.00
valid for 7 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone3GBUS$24.00
valid for 15 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone5GBUS$35.00
valid for 30 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone10GBUS$59.00
valid for 60 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone20GBUS$89.00
valid for 180 days

Other Country Specific eSIMs

You can also buy other country-specific eSIMs from Airalo, including the following:

For more information, read our Airalo review.

More Information

For more information about Hkmobile, please see the Airalo website.

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