What do I do to be able to use my phone in China

jblach Posts 1 Registration date Saturday August 9, 2014 Status Member Last seen August 9, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014 at 02:34 PM
 jblach - Aug 9, 2014 at 02:47 PM
I am going to China with my Samsung Galaxy 4 on the VErizon network. I would like to be able to use my phone but do not want to incur huge data charges, how do I do that?

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xpcman Posts 19531 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Aug 9, 2014 at 02:40 PM
You can use your phone in China if your carrier does not lock your handset. Even if your phone is locked, you can call your carrier and ask for unlocking it. There are three carriers in China, China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom, using TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, and CDMA2000 networks, respectively. You can buy a SIM card in China from one of the carrier according to your phone's network mode.
Note: The international roaming charge can be very high; it is strongly advised to use a local SIM card.
Thankyou so much for your help.
Thank you.