China Mobile Centers Offers SIM Card Conversions for Free
China Mobile users who will purchase the new iPhone 5 can now convert their SIM card into nano-SIM cards for free at any China Mobile service centers across the city. The free service started Thursday at the China Mobile Xin’an center in Bao’an and will gradually extend to all service centers in Shenzhen.
China Unicom has also offered such services in its Guangzhou. The nano SIM cards is a much smaller version of the micro SIM card and the first batch of the company’s nano SIM cards sold out quickly no news on when will a new batch will arrive in Shenzhen. A few stores at the Huaqiangbei electronics hub in Futian are selling a small tool that is designed to cut a micro SIM into a nano Sim. The tool is manufactured by an European company and is sold for 68 yuan.
Furthermore a batch of un authorized iPhone 5 have been sold in Shenzhen last Friday during the first day of the official launched of the phone in Hong Kong. The 16G iPhone 5 is sold for 6,800 yuan in the gray market. The price is lower compared to the iPhone 4 and 4S which sold for 10,000 yuan. No news on when the New Apple smart phone will be sold on the mainland and according to the three major telecom operators in China they are hard at work to provide customers with the new phone before the year ends.