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11 Things You Need If You Just Moved to Shanghai

11 Things You Need If You Just Moved to Shanghai

Moving to Shanghai or perhaps you just moved here?

Moving to a foreign place can be daunting, but with so many online resources to prep you, there’s really no reason to be totally lost and confused. More than 170,000 foreigners live in Shanghai (according to Shanghai Stats), with about 3000-9000 new foreigners coming in every year. Shanghai is one of the world’s most international city, you can find anything and everything here, and probably more. With that said, it is always better to be prepared and here’s the essential things you need if you just moved to this Chinese metropolitan giant of Shanghai.

Getting a Supplementary China Mobile Number

Getting a Supplementary China Mobile Number

There are occasions when having a temporary, disposable mobile number in China would be very useful. Househunting, for one, is such an occasion. I no longer want to give property agents my mobile number as they are so persistent with their calls, long after I’d already rented my apartment.

Registering Your China Mobile SIM Card

Registering Your China Mobile SIM Card

It’s a good idea to get your prepaid China Mobile SIM card registered, so that you don’t have to keep remembering your SIM card password whenever you want to apply for additional services.

China Mobile GPRS and MMS Settings

China Mobile GPRS and MMS Settings

Want to be connected on the go in China?

Unfortunately GPRS and MMS settings don’t come on automatically when you stick your SIM card into your iPhone. Calling China Mobile customer service to get help also haven’t worked for many of us. So, are you looking for the right settings?