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Taiwan: 6 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

Taiwan – known for its street food, night markets & numerous convenience store.

The country is also the inventor of bubble tea, which has taken the world by storm in recent years.

While its largest neighbor has some interesting opinions about Taiwan, it is a fantastic travel destination.

Heck, I lived there for a year when the world was in lockdown – life in Taiwan was close to normal back then (and the 270+ day streak of no local cases!).

But what can and should you do in Taiwan?

A no-brainer, but you have to visit Taiwan 101 (and go up); the department store itself is nice too… but everything is pricey.

If you can, visit Taroko National Park too – the same for Sun Moon Lake.

And if you go more down south, where I used to based (Tainan), Anping Old Fort and the Chimei Museums are must-see.

There are many more recommendations, but I have to write more about SIM cards and eSIMs now (my expertise 😜).

What you should not do, in many cases, is roam internationally in Taiwan – International roaming can be expensive.

That is why I always recommend local prepaid SIM cards, eSIMs & even travel eSIMs so that you can enjoy low rates for data, minutes & SMS.

One amazing thing is that the Taiwanese mobile operators offer truly unlimited data plans for tourists.

I think I used 200 GB in three months with one of the many Chunghwa Telecom SIM cards I tested – with no speed drop!

So, how much do SIM cards cost in Taiwan?

You can get a Taiwanese (tourist) SIM card for between 230 NTD (7.30 USD) to 2700 NTD (86.20 USD) from Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone, T Star & GT Mobile at airports (mostly at (Taipei) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), but Chunghwa Telecom and Taiwan Mobile sell them at most of their stores too).

Now, these prices may seem a bit high, especially compared to countries in Southeast Asia.

Still, almost all SIM cards offered to tourists include unlimited data (for three days up to a year).

So it is actually quite cheap 😍.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Taiwan. Let's go.

Buying a SIM Card in Taiwan Guide (logos of Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone, T Star, GT Mobile & Ibon Mobile)

Original publication: 20th of December 2019. Last updated: 30th of October 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Taiwan?

Anyone 20 years old or older living in or visiting Taiwan can buy a Taiwanese (tourist) SIM card from the mobile network operators (Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone, T Star & GT Mobile) and a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO – Ibon Mobile) with some restrictions.

The main restriction is that you can only have five active SIM cards in your name in Taiwan (which used to be just one).

Moreover, the Taiwanese mobile operators often cannot or do not want to sell regular prepaid plans to tourists.

I lived in Taiwan for a whole year (in Tainan – from 2020 to 2021). I biked to all mobile operator stores in a three-kilometer radius (50+), and only three stores could sell regular SIM cards to me (Far EasTone, GT Mobile & 7-Eleven (for Ibon Mobile)). And even then, it was a hassle to get it registered and activated (took an hour each…). If you are a student or foreign worker, you will not face the same issue as I experienced (because you will have an ARC), but there are better deals out there than basic prepaid SIM cards.

But unlike most countries, the tourist SIM cards offered in Taiwan are of good value (truly unlimited data on 4G/LTE or 5G NR – more about that later).

Besides those restrictions, you are free to use Taiwanese (tourist) SIM cards.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

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Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Taiwan).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Taiwan?

You can get a Taiwanese (tourist) SIM card at various airports, especially at (Taipei) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). Chunghwa Telecom and Taiwan Mobile also sell SIM cards at Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH). They are also the only two mobile operators where tourist SIM cards are available at (most) of their stores.

You can buy a Taiwanese SIM card in the following international airports:

  • Kaohsiung – Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH – Chunghwa Telecom & Taiwan Mobile)
  • Taichung – Taichung International Airport (RMQ – Chunghwa Telecom only)
  • Taipei – Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA – Chunghwa Telecom only)
  • Taoyuan – Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE – all except for Ibon Mobile)

You can expect to pay the following for Taiwanese (tourist) SIM cards:

  • Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信): 280 NTD, 300 NTD, 400 NTD, 500 NTD, 699 NTD, 700 NTD, 800 NTD & 1000 NTD
  • Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大): 300 NTD, 400 NTD, 450 NTD, 500 NTD, 700 NTD, 1000 NTD
  • Far EasTone (遠傳電信): 300 NTD, 400 NTD, 500 NTD, 700 NTD, 1000 NTD
  • T Star (台灣之星): 250 NTD, 400 NTD, 450 NTD, 500 NTD, 700 NTD, 950 NTD & 2700 NTD
  • GT Mobile Taiwan (亞太電信): 230 NTD, 250 NTD, 300 NTD, 450 NTD, 500 NTD & 1000 NTD
  • Ibon Mobile (統一超商電信): 350 NTD (regular)

If you somehow manage to get a regular Taiwanese prepaid SIM card (probably from Far EasTone, GT Mobile, or Ibon Mobile), expect to pay 300 NTD or 350 NTD for it.

Remember: students and foreign workers (with an ARC, student visa, or work permit can get much better plans than basic prepaid ones).

For up-to-date NTD:your currency (let's say HKD) exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Can You Use Your Phone in Taiwan?

Taiwan uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Taiwan. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Taiwan, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 and 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU Regions 1 and 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Taiwan.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Taiwan or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Taiwan (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE and 5G NR.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Taiwan

Taiwan has five mobile network operators and one Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信)
  • Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大)
  • Far EasTone (遠傳電信)
  • T Star Taiwan (台灣之星)
  • GT Mobile Taiwan (亞太電信)
  • Ibon Mobile (統一超商電信 – Far EasTone MVNO)

Taiwan Mobile and T Star announced a merger; so did Far EasTone and GT Mobile. For now, you have six options.

The following frequencies are used in Taiwan:

  • 2G: N/A – shut down in 2017
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz (not for GT Mobile)
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 3500 MHz (n78) & 28 GHz (n257)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Taiwan, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

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VoLTE & VoWiFi in Taiwan

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Taiwan. However, not all mobile operators offer both services.

This means that your phone does not have to downgrade to 2G or 3G when making a call in Taiwan (unlike mobile operators that do not support VoLTE).

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE and VoWiFi in Taiwan:

  • Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信)
  • Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大)
  • Far EasTone (遠傳電信)
  • GT Mobile Taiwan (亞太電信)
  • Ibon Mobile (統一超商電信)

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in Taiwan:

  • T Star (台灣之星)

VoWiFi is, as the name implies, calling on a WiFi connection as opposed to on a cellular network.

5G NR in Taiwan

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Taiwan since June 2020. It is available on the Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone, T Star & GT Mobile networks. Ibon Mobile, a Far EasTone MVNO, does not have 5G NR access (yet). The tourist SIM cards, except for GT Mobile, offer 5G NR access too.

Best SIM Card in Taiwan

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Taiwan, I recommend going with Chunghwa Telecom or Far EasTone. Chunghwa Telecom has the best 4G/LTE coverage and the fastest 4G/LTE and 5G NR speeds. Far EasTone is the second-fastest mobile operator with the best 5G NR coverage.

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Taiwanese SIM Card Reviews

When I stayed in Taiwan for a year, I tried out six Taiwanese SIM cards: Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone, T Star, GT Mobile & Ibon Mobile.

While I give my opinions and recommendations in this guide, I share more of my personal experiences in my reviews (else… they would not be reviews 🤪).

I recommend reading the reviews after deciding which Taiwanese SIM card will be the best for you, after reading more about the SIM card you are interested in, or after your personal comparison.

At the end of each SIM card section, I will remind you and link to the review of the said SIM card so that you can flow easily to the next part of your assessment.

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone, T Star, GT Mobile & Ibon Mobile SIM Cards Held by Adu from Phone Travel Wiz

Best eSIM in Taiwan

Chunghwa Telecom offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

Note that the Taiwanese mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards (will be discussed later).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Taiwan without personal detail capturing, you can get the Taiwan (Xie Xie 謝謝) eSIM from Airalo.

Taiwan Xie Xie 謝謝 eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these four options:

  1. Taiwan/Xie Xie 謝謝 1 GB eSIM for 7 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Taiwan/Xie Xie 謝謝 3 GB eSIM for 30 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Taiwan/Xie Xie 謝謝 5 GB eSIM for 30 days
  4. Taiwan/Xie Xie 謝謝 10 GB eSIM for 30 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

For an in-depth analysis of the Airalo Xie Xie 謝謝 eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Taiwan eSIMs Compared guide.

You can also get Taiwan eSIMs from Nomad.

Taiwan eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps), such as getting 3 USD off!

For an in-depth analysis of the Nomad Taiwan eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Taiwan eSIMs Compared guide.

Nomad Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Finally, you can get Taiwan eSIMs from Holafly if you prefer unlimited data plans and do not mind paying a bit more for this advantage:

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Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

For an in-depth analysis of the Holafly Taiwan eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Taiwan eSIMs Compared guide.

Holafly Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

With these eSIMs, you can skip Taiwan's SIM card registration scheme entirely and use it immediately upon arriving in Taiwan!

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TIP: check out my Best Taiwan eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Taiwan, including ones not mentioned above.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Taiwan and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Just like in Europe, many readers tend to visit multiple Asian countries, so they would rather have a travel eSIM covering multiple countries than just one (like Taiwan).

The Asialink eSIM can be used in 13 14 countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit.

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Taiwan and eSIMs worldwide) and my Best Taiwan eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparion of several eSIMs for Taiwan.

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Taiwan

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Taiwan, I recommend going with SimCorner's Taiwan Travel SIM cards. Consider SimCorner's Asia SIM cards to be used in Taiwan and 20+ countries, including neighboring China, Japan & the Philippines.

You have the following two Taiwan Travel SIM cards:

Taiwan Travel SIM Card SimCorner
© SimCorner

You have these two Asia SIM cards:

Asia Travel SIM Card (6 GB for 8 days) SimCorner
© SimCorner
Asia Travel SIM Card (6 GB for 15 days) SimCorner
© SimCorner

The SimCorner Asia SIM cards can be used in Taiwan and the following other countries:

  • Azerbaijan 2
  • Bahrain 1
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Georgia
  • Guam 1
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Jordan 1
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait 1
  • Kyrgyzstan 2
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia 1
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Oman 1
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar 1
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand 2, 3
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

1 for the 8 day version only
2 for the 15 days version only
3 only 500 MB in Thailand – better get the SimCorner Thailand Travel SIM Cards instead

You can also get the SimCorner International Travel SIM card (new: also available as an eSIM) 6 GB of data valid for 15 days to be used in Taiwan and 100+ countries, including most of the ones mentioned above (Asia) and in the Americas, Europe & Oceania:

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
© SimCorner
International Travel eSIM SimCorner
© SimCorner
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, the Republic of (Brazzaville)
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam

Instead of spending between 0.34 USD to 384 USD for SIM cards in each country, get a SimCorner travel SIM card covering numerous countries for just one price!

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

SIM Card Registration in Taiwan

SIM card registration, with the use of your passport information, is mandatory in Taiwan. This will be done at the point of purchase.

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Moreover, you can have up to five active prepaid SIM cards ACROSS all mobile operators in Taiwan.

This restriction applies to both Taiwanese citizens and non-citizens (including migrant workers and tourists).

What happens when you try going over this limit? Nothing. Yes, really!

When I was in Taiwan for a year (2020 – 2021), I had five active SIM cards in my name in July and August.

But all of them were tourist SIM cards, and I do not think the government or regulator cares that much about tourist SIM cards (as long as they are registered).

I bet this would not have been possible if they were all regular prepaid SIM cards, it would not have been possible.

Taiwan Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

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Taiwan is one of the more popular travel destinations in East Asia.

It is not the cheapest but also not the most expensive.

The same can be said about mobile data rates in Taiwan.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Taiwan is 22.19 NTD (0.74 USD), around the Asian average of 1.47 USD. The world average is 3.12 USD.

In fact, Taiwan is the third-cheapest country for mobile data in East Asia, behind China and Mongolia, but ahead of Macau, Hong Kong, Japan & South Korea.

But many plans in Taiwan, even prepaid ones, offer unlimited data, making it a bit hard to value the price of 1 GB.

While the prices for data-featured plans are low, will you also get slow speeds?

Absolutely not.

Taiwan's median mobile download speed is around 59 Mbps – basically double the global median.

For reference, the global median is around 31 Mbps at the moment.

Taiwan has the third-fastest median download speeds compared to its (indirect) neighbors, behind South Korea (112.26 Mbps) and China (92.53 Mbps), but ahead of Japan (39.34 Mbps) & the Philippines (22.35 Mbps).

And if you somehow consider Hong Kong and Macau indirect neighbors, they are both slower than Taiwan (48.09 Mbps and 54.76 Mbps, respectively).

Taiwan's mobile download speeds have increased by 39.5% year on year.

Okay, now it is time to know which mobile operator is the fastest in Taiwan.

That would be Chunghwa Telecom, with a median download speed of 71.39 Mbps. Followed by Far EasTone (64.48 Mbps), Taiwan Mobile (48.07 Mbps), T Star (35.40 Mbps) & GT Mobile (18.58 Mbps).

The fastest mobile download speed can be found in Taipei, with a median download speed of 56.90 Mbps. Followed by New Taipei (52.94 Mbps), Taoyuan (52.70 Mbps), Taichung (52 Mbps) & Tainan (47.64 Mbps).

The mobile operator with the best 5G NR speeds is also Chunghwa Telecom, with a median download speed of 415.45 Mbps. It is followed by Far EasTone (310.83 Mbps), Taiwan Mobile (276.38 Mbps), GT Mobile (264.20 Mbps) & T Star (139.82 Mbps).

The fastest 5G NR mobile download speed can be found in Taipei, with a median download speed of 56.90 Mbps. Followed by New Taipei (52.94 Mbps), Taoyuan (52.70 Mbps), Taichung (52 Mbps) & Tainan (47.64 Mbps).

So what about coverage? Which mobile operator has the best coverage?

Honestly, the five mobile operators cover almost all of Taiwan.

So yes, you can expect to have reception almost anywhere.

So which mobile operator is winning the 5G NR race in terms of coverage?

Currently, Far EasTone has the best 5G NR reach (6.9 on a 10-point scale), ahead of Taiwan Mobile (6), Chunghwa Telecom (5.3) & T Star (4.3).

GT Mobile directly benefits from Far EasTone's 5G NR network because they both share spectrum on 3500 MHz (n78 – and they are merging in the near future when approved by the authorities).

Regarding 5G NR availability, in the places where 5G NR should be available, Far EasTone (and GT Mobile) is winning the race (38.7%), ahead of Taiwan Mobile (23.3%), Chunghwa Telecom (22.9%) & T Star (21.8%).

So what about overall network performance by the Taiwanese mobile operators?

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile & Far EasTone are the winners of the Taiwan Mobile Experience Awards of June 2022.

Basically, you cannot go wrong with Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile & Far EasTone.

But… for the best overall performance, especially on 4G/LTE, Chunghwa Telecom is the clear winner (best 4G/LTE coverage and the fastest 4G/LTE speeds).

Withaverage SIM card prices, practically perfect nationwide coverage, incredible mobile download speeds, and incredibly low mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Taiwan.

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Currency in Taiwan

1000 New Taiwan Dollar Bank Note
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Taiwan uses the New Taiwan Dollar with the symbol NTD (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as just $, (rarely), or NT$. For example, 25 NTD = $/圓/NT$25.

For reference, below are some exchange rates between NTD and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 NTD = 0.03 USD
  • 10 NTD = 0.30 USD
  • 100 NTD = 3.20 USD
  • 1000 NTD = 32 NTD
  • 10 000 NTD = 319.30 USD

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Taiwanese Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone, T Star, GT Mobile Taiwan & Ibon Mobile, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs)

With that being said, let’s see what Taiwan to offer to us.


Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信 – CHT)

Chunghwa Telecom Taiwan Logo
© Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信), also referred to as CHT, is the largest mobile operator in Taiwan.

It used to be a state-owned monopoly until the telecom market was liberalized.

Until this day, it is still the best mobile operator.

Chunghwa Telecom even won the Speedtest Taiwan Fastest Mobile Network Award and Speedtest Taiwan 5G Fastest Mobile Network Award.

Taiwan Mobile and T Star are merging soon, which could mean they could (finally) overtake Chunghwa Telecom, but we have to see.

For now, Chunghwa Telecom is the best option in Taiwan.

Chunghwa Telecom uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – shut down in 2017
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1), 3500 MHz (n78) & 28 GHz (n257)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Chunghwa Telecom:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Chunghwa Telecom SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom has the best coverage in Taiwan.

It also won the Taiwan Best Mobile Coverage Speedtest Award of 2021 (Q1-Q2).

Below is Chunghwa Telecom's coverage map on the mainland and Penghu County (the island on the left/west of the mainland) produced by Speedtest:

Below are the coverage maps on the Kinmen Islands (Jincheng – on the left) and the Matsu Islands (Lienchiang + Dongju, Nangan & Xiju – on the right) produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Chunghwa Telecom

You can get a Chunghwa Telecom tourist SIM card, which is the only SIM card most travelers can get, for between 2800 NTD to 1000 NTD at Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH), Taichung International Airport (RMQ), Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) and (Taipei) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at both terminals. They are also sold at many Chunghwa Telecom stores.

Chunghwa Telecom Airport Locations in Kaohsiung, Taichung & Taipei
© Chunghwa Telecom

While Chunghwa Telecom has regular prepaid SIM cards, it will be close to impossible to get one as a visitor.

Foreign workers and students could get them, but there are better (prepaid) offers for you, so do not bother.

Chunghwa Telecom has two variants for the tourist SIM cards: 4G Traveler SIM & 5G Traveler SIM.

The following 11 Chunghwa Telecom 4G Traveler SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardCall CreditDataValidity
280 NTD4G 1.2 GB Pass100 NTD1.2 GB16 days
300 NTD4G 3-Day Pass100 NTDUnlimited3 days
300 NTD4G 5-Day Pass ($300)50 NTDUnlimited5 days
400 NTD4G 2.2 GB Pass100 NTD2.2 GB16 days
500 NTD4G 5-Day Pass ($500)300 NTDUnlimited5 days
500 NTD4G 7-Day Pass150 NTDUnlimited7 days
500 NTD4G 10-Day Pass100 NTDUnlimited10 days
699 NTD4G 5 GB PassN/A5 GB16 days
700 NTD4G 15-Day Pass ($700)100 NTDUnlimited15 days
800 NTD4G 15-Day Pass ($800)250 NTDUnlimited15 days
1000 NTD4G 30-Day Pass430 NTDUnlimited30 days

The 4G unlimited SIM cards include truly unlimited data (except for the ones with a data allowance of course), including unlimited tethering (mobile hotspot), making Taiwanese one of my favorite tourist SIM cards worldwide.

Chunghwa Telecom Taiwan 4G Traveler SIM Cards
© Chunghwa Telecom

But… more plans are available, which are not advertised anywhere else, except for at the airport.

If you plan on staying in Taiwan for more than 30 days, these (4G/LTE) plans are also available to you:

PriceCreditDataValidity
2199 NTD199 NTDUnlimited90 days
3999 NTD399 NTDUnlimited180 days
Chunghwa Telecom Taiwan & GT Mobile Taiwan Airport SIM Card Plans
Chunghwa Telecom Taiwan & T Star Taiwan Airport SIM Card Plans

The following three Chunghwa Telecom 5G Traveler SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardCall CreditDataValidity
500 NTD5G 3-Day Pass100 NTDUnlimited3 days
600 NTD5G 5-Day Pass50 NTDUnlimited5 days
800 NTD5G 7-Day Pass300 NTDUnlimited7 days

Just like the 4G SIM cards, you get truly unlimited data with the 5G SIM cards, but tethering (mobile hotspot) is limited (3 GB, 5 GB & 7 GB, respectively).

Chunghwa Telecom Taiwan 5G Traveler SIM
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While Chunghwa Telecom does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to those with tourist SIM cards.

Note that the Taiwanese mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Taiwan (Xie Xie 謝謝) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, – most popular with PTW readers 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Taiwan Xie Xie 謝謝 eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Taiwan eSIMs from Nomad.

Taiwan eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Taiwan eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Taiwan and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Taiwan eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Taiwan (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that Chunghwa Telecom offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom top-up vouchers are sold in convenience stores, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart & Hi-Life, throughout Taiwan.

While you officially can also top-up your SIM card in Chunghwa Telecom stores, most cannot or will not deal with prepaid customers (they will tell you to go to a convenience store instead. But some of them are nice enough to write instructions in Chinese so that the convenience store salesperson can help you out).

Here is an instruction video on how to purchase a Chunghwa Telecom top-up vouchers from a 7-Eleven Ibon machine:

To top up your Chunghwa Telecom SIM card, dial *101*2*VoucherCode# or call 928 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *101*2*123456#.

Call 123 to check your Chunghwa Telecom balance.

Note: Chunghwa Telecom tourist SIM cards cannot be extended, not even when you top up your SIM card.

It will expire at the predefined expiry date, and you will need a new SIM card if you still want to be connected.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Chunghwa Telecom

You cannot purchase regular Chunghwa Telecom prepaid plans with any tourist SIM card (because it is unnecessary with most SIM cards).

My Review – Chunghwa Telecom

I had the chance to try out Chunghwa Telecom for a year in 2020 and 2021.

Honestly, it is the best mobile operator in Taiwan – with consistently fast speeds and excellent coverage.

Moreover, its tourist SIM cards are priced the same as Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone, so there is basically no reason not to go with Chunghwa Telecom.

You can read my Chunhgwa Telecom review here.

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APN/Internet Settings – Chunghwa Telecom

  • Name: Chunghwa
  • APN: internet

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Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大)

Taiwan Mobile Logo
© Taiwan Mobile

Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大), also referred to as Da Ge Da, is the second-largest mobile operator in Taiwan.

It announced its merger with T Star, Taiwan's fourth-largest mobile operator, on the 30th of December 2021, which could result in the merging company (which will be called just Taiwan Mobile post-merger) becoming the largest in the country – overtaking Chunghwa Telecom.

Now, Taiwan Mobile is one of the best mobile operators in the country.

Taiwan Mobile uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – shut down in 2017
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2100 MHz (Band 1)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1), 3500 MHz (n78) & 28 GHz (n257)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Taiwan Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Taiwan Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Taiwan Mobile

Taiwan Mobile has one of the best 4G/LTE networks (in terms of availability) in Taiwan.

This was also confirmed by Opensignal.

Below is Taiwan Mobile's coverage map on the mainland and Penghu County (the island on the left/west of the mainland) produced by Speedtest:

Below are the coverage maps on the Kinmen Islands (Jincheng – on the left) and the Matsu Islands (Lienchiang + Dongju, Nangan & Xiju – on the right) produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Taiwan Mobile

You can get a Taiwan Mobile tourist SIM card, which is the only SIM card most travelers can get, for between 300 NTD to 1000 NTD at Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) and (Taipei) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at both terminals. They are also sold at most Taiwan Mobile stores.

Taiwan Mobile Airport Locations in Kaohsiung International Airport & Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
© Taiwan Mobile

Foreign workers and students could get them, but there are better (prepaid) offers for you, so do not bother.

Taiwan Mobile has two variants for the tourist SIM cards: Airport 4G SIM & 5G Airport SIM.

The following nine Taiwan Mobile 4G Traveler SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardCall CreditDataValidity
300 NTD4G 3-Day Pass100 NTDUnlimited3 days
300 NTD4G 5-Day Pass ($300)50 NTDUnlimited5 days
400 NTD4G 6 Day Pass50 NTDUnlimited6 days
450 NTD4G 7-Day Pass150 NTDUnlimited7 days
450 NTD4G 8 Day Pass50 NTDUnlimited8 days
500 NTD4G 5-Day Pass ($500)300 NTDUnlimited5 days
500 NTD4G 10-Day Pass100 NTDUnlimited10 days
700 NTD4G 15-Day Pass ($700)100 NTDUnlimited15 days
1000 NTD4G 30-Day Pass430 NTDUnlimited30 days

The 4G unlimited SIM cards include truly unlimited data, including unlimited tethering (mobile hotspot), making Taiwanese one of my favorite tourist SIM cards worldwide.

Taiwan Mobile 4G LTE Tourist SIM Cards
© Taiwan Mobile

But… more plans are available, which are not advertised anywhere else, except for at the airport.

If you plan on staying in Taiwan for more than 30 days, these (4G/LTE) plans are also available to you:

Taiwan Mobile Airport SIM Card Plans

The following three Taiwan Mobile 5G Traveler SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardCall CreditDataValidity
500 NTD5G 3 Day Pass50 NTDUnlimited3 days
600 NTD5G 5 Day Pass100 NTDUnlimited5 days
800 NTD5G 7 Day Pass150 NTDUnlimited7 days

Just like the 4G SIM cards, you get truly unlimited data with the 5G SIM cards, but tethering (mobile hotspot) is limited (3 GB, 5 GB & 7 GB, respectively).

Taiwan Mobile 5G NR Tourist SIM Cards
© Taiwan Mobile
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While Taiwan Mobile does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to those with tourist SIM cards.

Note that the Taiwanese mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Taiwan (Xie Xie 謝謝) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, – most popular with PTW readers 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Taiwan Xie Xie 謝謝 eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Taiwan eSIMs from Nomad.

Taiwan eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Taiwan eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Taiwan and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Taiwan eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Taiwan (including ones not mentioned above).

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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Note that Taiwan Mobile offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Taiwan Mobile

Taiwan Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in convenience stores, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart & Hi-Life, throughout Taiwan.

While you officially can also top-up your SIM card in Taiwan Mobile stores, most cannot or will not deal with prepaid customers (they will tell you to go to a convenience store instead. But some of them are nice enough to write instructions in Chinese so that the convenience store salesperson can help you out).

Here is an instruction video on how to purchase a Taiwan Mobile top-up vouchers from a 7-Eleven Ibon machine:

The following Taiwan Mobile top-ups are available:

  • 300 NTD
  • 600 NTD
  • 1000 NTD

To top up your Taiwan Mobile SIM card, call 867 , select option 2, and enter the VoucherCode.

Taiwan Mobile Top-Up Vouchers
© Taiwan Mobile

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would call 867, select option 2, and enter 123456.

Dial *867# to check your Taiwan Mobile balance.

Note: Taiwan Mobile tourist SIM cards cannot be extended, not even when you top up your SIM card.

It will expire at the predefined expiry date, and you will need a new SIM card if you still want to be connected.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Taiwan Mobile

You cannot purchase regular Taiwan Mobile prepaid plans with any tourist SIM card (because it is unnecessary).

My Review – Taiwan Mobile

I had the chance to try out Taiwan Mobile for a year in 2020 and 2021.

Even though it is the second-largest mobile operator, it does not have the second-fastest speeds.

Luckily it does have extensive coverage.

Moreover, it is the most accessible Taiwanese SIM card to get as a traveler.

You can read my Taiwan Mobile review here.

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  • Name: Taiwan Mobile
  • APN: internet

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Far EasTone (遠傳電信)

Far EasTone Taiwan Logo
© Far EasTone

Far EasTone (遠傳電信) is the third-largest mobile operator in Taiwan.

It announced its merger with GT Mobile Taiwan (APT), Taiwan's smallest mobile operator, in February 2022.

Once the merger has been approved and completed, the GT Mobile Taiwan brand will be phased out.

Now, Far EasTone is one of the best mobile operators in the country.

Far EasTone uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – shut down in 2017
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1), 3500 MHz (n78 – shared with GT Mobile Taiwan) & 28 GHz (n257)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Far EasTone:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Far EasTone SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Far EasTone

Far EasTone has the best 5G NR coverage in Taiwan.

This was also confirmed by Opensignal.

Below is Far EasTone's coverage map on the mainland and Penghu County (the island on the left/west of the mainland) produced by Speedtest:

Below are the coverage maps on the Kinmen Islands (Jincheng – on the left) and the Matsu Islands (Lienchiang + Dongju, Nangan & Xiju – on the right) produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Far EasTone

You can get a Far EasTone tourist SIM card, which is the only SIM card most travelers can get, for between 300 NTD to 1000 NTD at (Taipei) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at both terminals. They are not sold at regular Far EasTone stores.

Far EasTone Taiwan Store Location at Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1
© Far EasTone
Far EasTone Taiwan Store Location at Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2
© Far EasTone

Foreign workers and students could get them, but there are better (prepaid) offers for you, so do not bother.

Far EasTone has two variants for the tourist SIM cards: 4G Tourist SIM & 5G Tourist SIM.

The following eight Far EasTone 4G Tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardCall CreditDataValidity
300 NTD4G Plan A100 NTDUnlimited3 days
300 NTD4G Plan B50 NTDUnlimited5 days
400 NTD4G Plan D100 NTDUnlimited7 days
400 NTD4G Plan E50 NTDUnlimited8 days
500 NTD4G Plan C300 NTDUnlimited5 days
500 NTD4G Plan F100 NTDUnlimited10 days
700 NTD4G Plan G100 NTDUnlimited15 days
1000 NTD4G Plan H430 NTDUnlimited30 days

The 4G unlimited SIM cards include truly unlimited data, including unlimited tethering (mobile hotspot), making Taiwanese one of my favorite tourist SIM cards worldwide.

Far EasTone Taiwan 4G LTE Tourist SIM Cards

But… more plans are available, which are not advertised anywhere else, except for at the airport.

If you plan on staying in Taiwan for more than 30 days, these (4G/LTE) plans are also available to you:

PriceDataValidity
1800 NTDUnlimited90 days
2800 NTDUnlimited145 days
3200 NTDUnlimited180 days

The following three Far EasTone 5G Tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardCall CreditDataValidity
500 NTD5G Plan A50NTDUnlimited3 days
600 NTD5G Plan B100 NTDUnlimited5 days
800 NTD5G Plan C150 NTDUnlimited7 days

Just like the 4G SIM cards, you get truly unlimited data with the 5G SIM cards, but tethering (mobile hotspot) is limited (3 GB, 5 GB & 7 GB, respectively).

Far EasTone Taiwan 5G NR Tourist SIM Cards
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While Far EasTone does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to those with tourist SIM cards.

Note that the Taiwanese mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Taiwan (Xie Xie 謝謝) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, – most popular with PTW readers 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Taiwan Xie Xie 謝謝 eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Taiwan eSIMs from Nomad.

Taiwan eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Taiwan eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Taiwan and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Taiwan eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Taiwan (including ones not mentioned above).

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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Note that Far EasTone offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Far EasTone

Far EasTone top-up vouchers are sold in convenience stores, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart & Hi-Life, throughout Taiwan.

During normal times, you cannot top up Far EasTone tourist SIM cards, even if you have exhausted your credit. But during the pandemic where having a local phone number was required for quarantine, those with the Plan E, Plan G & Plan H tourists SIM cards can recharge their SIM cards.

While you officially can also top-up your SIM card in Far EasTone stores, most cannot or will not deal with prepaid customers (they will tell you to go to a convenience store instead. But some of them are nice enough to write instructions in Chinese so that the convenience store salesperson can help you out).

Here is an instruction video on how to purchase a Far EasTone top-up vouchers from a 7-Eleven Ibon machine:

To top up your Far EasTone SIM card, call 777 and follow the instructions.

Send a blank SMS (or whatever, like a dot, if your phone does not allow you to send a blank SMS) or call 1312 to check your Far EasTone balance.

Note: Far EasTone tourist SIM cards cannot be extended, not even when you top up your SIM card.

It will expire at the predefined expiry date, and you will need a new SIM card if you still want to be connected.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Far EasTone

You cannot purchase regular Far EasTone prepaid plans with any tourist SIM card (because it is unnecessary).

My Review – Far EasTone

I had the chance to try out Far EasTone for for a few months in 2020.

It was surprisingly fast.

In fact, the fastest 4G/LTE download speed I had ever gotten was with Far EasTone (from 2020 until 2022, when Optus from Australia broke that record).

The only issue with Far EasTone is that its speeds can be inconsistent – blazing-fast at one location but slow as hell at another.

You can read my Far EasTone review here.

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APN/Internet Settings – Far EasTone

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T Star (台灣之星)

T Star Taiwan Logo
© T Star

T Star (台灣之星), sometimes referred to as Vibo (even though that was a mobile operator T Star bought and phased out in 2014), is the fourth-largest mobile operator in Taiwan.

On the 30th of December 2021, Taiwan Mobile, Taiwan's second-largest mobile operator, announced its merger with T Star, which could result in the merging company (which will be called just Taiwan Mobile post-merger) becoming the largest in the country – overtaking Chunghwa Telecom.

For now, T Star is one of the cheapest options in Taiwan.

T Star uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – shut down in 2017
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1), 3500 MHz (n78 – shared with GT Mobile Taiwan) & 28 GHz (n257)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about T Star:

* Coverage
* How to Get a T Star SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – T Star

T Star has extensive coverage throughout Taiwan.

Below is T Star's coverage map on the mainland and Penghu County (the island on the left/west of the mainland) produced by Speedtest:

Below are the coverage maps on the Kinmen Islands (Jincheng – on the left) and the Matsu Islands (Lienchiang + Dongju, Nangan & Xiju – on the right):

SIM Card Price – T Star

You can get a T Star tourist SIM card, which is the only SIM card most travelers can get, for between 250 NTD to 5000 NTD at (Taipei) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at both terminals. They are not sold at regular T Star stores.

T Star Taiwan Airport Locations in Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
© T Star

Foreign workers and students could get them, but there are better (prepaid) offers for you (Vibo One), so do not bother.

Chunghwa Telecom has two variants for the tourist SIM cards: 4G Taiwan Card & 5G Taiwan Card.

The following ten T Star 4G Taiwan Cards are available:

PriceCreditDataValidity
250 NTD100 NTDUnlimited3 days
250 NTD50 NTDUnlimited5 days
450 NTD120 NTDUnlimited7 days
450 NTD100 NTDUnlimited10 days
950 NTD300 NTDUnlimited30 days
1600 NTD 1N/AUnlimited60 days
2000 NTD 1N/AUnlimited90 days
2700 NTD1000 NTDUnlimited90 days
3000 NTD 1100 NTDUnlimited6 months
5000 NTD 1100 NTDUnlimited12 months

1 not advertised online

The 4G unlimited SIM cards include truly unlimited data.

BUT… what T Star does not tell you is that speeds are restricted to 30 Mbps (based on the 150+ speed tests I did with T Star throughout Taiwan).

T Star Taiwan 4G LTE Tourist SIM Cards

The following three T Star 5G Taiwan Cards are available:

PriceCreditDataValidity
400 NTD50 NTDUnlimited3 days
500 NTD100 NTDUnlimited5 days
700 NTD150 NTDUnlimited7 days
T Star Taiwan 5G NR Tourist SIM Cards

Just like the 5G SIM cards, you get truly unlimited data with the 5G SIM cards, but tethering (mobile hotspot) is limited (3 GB, 5 GB & 7 GB, respectively).

But I am not sure if speeds are throttled like with the 4G SIM cards (I did not have a 5G NR-enabled phone back then, but I will revisit Taiwan in 2023 again 😏).

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

While T Star does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to those with tourist SIM cards.

Note that the Taiwanese mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Taiwan (Xie Xie 謝謝) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, – most popular with PTW readers 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Taiwan Xie Xie 謝謝 eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Taiwan eSIMs from Nomad.

Taiwan eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Taiwan eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Taiwan and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Taiwan eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Taiwan (including ones not mentioned above).

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that T Star offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – T Star

T Star top-up vouchers are sold in convenience stores, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart & Hi-Life, throughout Taiwan.

While you officially can also top-up your SIM card in T Star stores, most cannot or will not deal with prepaid customers (they will tell you to go to a convenience store instead. But some of them are nice enough to write instructions in Chinese so that the convenience store salesperson can help you out).

Here is an instruction video on how to purchase a T Star top-up vouchers from a 7-Eleven Ibon machine:

To top up your T Star SIM card, call 123 and follow the instructions.

Send a blank SMS (or whatever, like a dot, if your phone does not allow you to send a blank SMS) or call 123 to check your T Star balance.

Note: T Star tourist SIM cards cannot be extended, not even when you top up your SIM card.

It will expire at the predefined expiry date, and you will need a new SIM card if you still want to be connected.

The only reason you would want to top up is for more credit after using up your free credit – adding a T Star prepaid plan will not work.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – T Star

You cannot purchase regular T Star prepaid plans with any tourist SIM card (because it is unnecessary).

My Review – T Star

I had the chance to try out for a few months in 2020.

I do not like T Star – it is sleazy with its promotions and advertising.

Because all Taiwanese mobile operators offer truly unlimited data plans to tourists, I did over 250 speed tests with each Taiwanese SIM card.

After ten tests, I found out that T Star actively throttles prepaid speeds (to 30 Mbps), even though that is not mentioned anywhere (I had two of my Taiwanese friends read its terms of conditions and fair use policy, and it was not noted anywhere).

Once I found it, I paid active attention to the tests and realized that the speed would go from 100 Mbps to 30 Mbps – 35 Mbps.

I would have no problem if this was if T Star was honest about it… but it is not.

I am not sure if its 5G NR SIM cards are also speed restricted (I will find out in 2023, so stay tuned!).

You can read my T Star review here.

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APN/Internet Settings – T Star

  • Name: T Star
  • APN: internet

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GT Mobile Taiwan (亞太電信 – Asia Pacific Telecom (APT))

GT Mobile Taiwan Logo
© GT Mobile Taiwan

GT Mobile Taiwan (亞太電信) by Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), just GT Mobile, is the smallest mobile operator in Taiwan.

In February 2022, Far EasTone, Taiwan's third-largest mobile operator, announced its merger with GT Mobile Taiwan (APT).

Once the merger has been approved and completed, the GT Mobile Taiwan brand will be phased out.

This is for the better because GT Mobile is the worst option in Taiwan (although it has faster 5G NR speeds than T Star because GT Mobile already shared its 5G NR network with Far EasTone).

GT Mobile uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – never had it
  • 3G: N/A – shut down in 2017
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 900 MHz (Band 8), & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78 – shared with Far EasTone) & 28 GHz (n257)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about GT Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a GT Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – GT Mobile Taiwan

GT Mobile has the worst coverage in Taiwan.

However, it still has extensive nationwide coverage.

Below is GT Mobile's coverage map on the mainland and Penghu County (the island on the left/west of the mainland) produced by Speedtest:

Below are the coverage maps on the Kinmen Islands (Jincheng – on the left) and the Matsu Islands (Lienchiang + Dongju, Nangan & Xiju – on the right) produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – GT Mobile Taiwan

You can get a GT Mobile tourist SIM card, called Voyageur 4G Internet Access Card, which is the only SIM card most travelers can get, for between 300 NTD to 1000 NTD at (Taipei) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at both terminals. They are not sold at regular GT Mobile stores.

GT Mobile Taiwan Store Location at Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1
© GT Mobile Taiwan
GT Mobile Taiwan Store Location at Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2
© GT Mobile Taiwan

Foreign workers and students could get them, but there are better (prepaid) offers for you, so do not bother.

The following seven GT Mobile Voyageur 4G Internet Access SIM cards are available:

PriceCreditDataValidity
230 NTD50 NTDUnlimited4 days
250 NTD50 NTDUnlimited6 days
300 NTD100 NTDUnlimited4 days
450 NTD80 NTDUnlimited8 days
500 NTD300 NTDUnlimited6 days
500 NTD100 NTDUnlimited11 days
1000 NTD400 NTDUnlimited15 days

Unlike the other tourist SIM cards, GT Mobile's do not have 5G NR access.

GT Mobile Taiwan Voyaguer 4G Tourist SIM Cards

But… more plans are available, which are not advertised anywhere else, except for at the airport.

If you plan on staying in Taiwan for 30 days or longer, these (4G/LTE) plans are also available to you:

PriceCreditDataValidity
880 NTD60 NTDUnlimited30 days
1450 NTD60 NTDUnlimited60 days
1900 NTD60 NTDUnlimited90 days
Chunghwa Telecom Taiwan & GT Mobile Taiwan Airport SIM Card Plans
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While GT Mobile does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to those with tourist SIM cards.

Note that the Taiwanese mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Taiwan (Xie Xie 謝謝) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, – most popular with PTW readers 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Taiwan Xie Xie 謝謝 eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Taiwan eSIMs from Nomad.

Taiwan eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Taiwan eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Taiwan and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Taiwan eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Taiwan (including ones not mentioned above).

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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Note that GT Mobile offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – GT Mobile Taiwan

GT Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in convenience stores, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart & Hi-Life, throughout Taiwan.

While you officially can also top-up your SIM card in GT Mobile stores, most cannot or will not deal with prepaid customers (they will tell you to go to a convenience store instead. But some of them are nice enough to write instructions in Chinese so that the convenience store salesperson can help you out).

Here is an instruction video on how to purchase a GT Mobile top-up vouchers from a 7-Eleven Ibon machine:

To top up your GT Mobile SIM card, call 987, select option 1, enter the VoucherCode# (including the # sign), and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would call 987, select option 1, and enter 123456#.

Call 987 to check your GT Mobile balance.

Note: GT Mobile tourist SIM cards cannot be extended, not even when you top up your SIM card.

It will expire at the predefined expiry date, and you will need a new SIM card if you still want to be connected.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – GT Mobile Taiwan

You cannot purchase regular GT Mobile prepaid plans with any tourist SIM card (because it is unnecessary).

My Review – GT Mobile Taiwan

I had the chance to try out GT Mobile for a year in 2020 and 2021.

It is the worst option in Taiwan… but it can be decent (even for regional standards).

But honestly, with the plan prices being similar to its competition, there is no reason to go with GT Mobile.

At least GT Mobile is merging with Far EasTone – a good mobile operator.

You can read my GT Mobile review here.

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APN/Internet Settings – GT Mobile Taiwan

  • Name: APT
  • APN: gtnet

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Ibon Mobile (統一超商電信)

Ibon Mobile Taiwan Logo
© Ibon Mobile

Ibon Mobile (統一超商電信) is a Far EasTone MVNO.

It is the mobile brand by 7-Eleven Taiwan.

To learn about Ibon Mobile’s frequencies, jump back to Far EasTone’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Ibon Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get an Ibon Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Ibon Mobile

Ibon Mobile is a Far EasTone MVNO, meaning Ibon Mobile uses the Far EasTone network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Ibon Mobile, jump to the Far EasTone Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Ibon Mobile

You can get an Ibon Mobile SIM card for 350 NTD with 50 NTD credit and unlimited data for 5 days OR 100 NTD credit and 1.2 GB of data for 60 days in 7-Elevens. Ibon Mobile SIM cards are not sold at airports, such as (Taipei) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).

Ibon Mobile Taiwan SIM Cards

While 7-Elevens can be found in every corner of Taiwan, many 7-Elevens do not have Ibon Mobile SIM cards (in stock).

Be careful: Ibon Mobile also has a postpaid line, which looks like this (gold):

Ibon Mobile Taiwan Postpaid SIM Card (Gold)

Most salespeople will know travelers cannot activate this SIM card… but some have tried giving it to me because they did not know the difference.

Moreover, I recommend completing the application form online before heading to 7-Eleven.

Otherwise, the registration process can take up to 50 minutes (speaking from experience 🥲).

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Ibon Mobile has no eSIMs.

Note that the Taiwanese mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Taiwan (Xie Xie 謝謝) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, – most popular with PTW readers 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Taiwan Xie Xie 謝謝 eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Taiwan eSIMs from Nomad.

Taiwan eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Taiwan eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Taiwan and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Taiwan eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Taiwan (including ones not mentioned above).

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that Ibon Mobile offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Ibon Mobile

Ibon Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in 7-Eleven throughout Taiwan.

To top up your Ibon Mobile SIM card, call 722, select option 2, select option 1, and follow the instructions.

Call 722, select option 2, and select option 2 again to check your Ibon Mobile balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Ibon Mobile

Ibon Mobile has two data-featured plans: Internet Packages by Volume & Internet Packages by Day.

I will list all the prices in NTD (New Taiwan Dollar).

To convert NTD to your currency (let's say HKD – Hong Kong Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Internet Packages by Volume – Ibon Mobile

The Internet Packages by Volume are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

The following Internet Packages by Volume are available:

PriceDataValidity
180 NTD1.2 GB60 days
300 NTD2.2 GB60 days
699 NTD5 GB90 days
1000 NTD8 GB185 days
Ibon Mobile Taiwan Data by Volume Plans
Internet Packages by Day – Ibon Mobile

The Internet Packages by Day are (truly) unlimited data bundles (without 5G NR access).

The following Internet Packages by Day are available:

PriceDataValidity
100 NTDUnlimited1 day
300 NTDUnlimited3 days
500 NTDUnlimited5 days
899 NTD“Unlimited”, 40 GB 130 days
1599 NTDUnlimited60 days
2099 NTDUnlimited90 days
3500 NTDUnlimited185 days

1 +unlimited data @ 5 Mbps after exhausting your high-speed data allowance (slow)

Ibon Mobile Taiwan Data by Day Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Ibon Mobile

  • Name: Ibon
  • APN: internet OR seven4g

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