Going To Taiwan?  In this installment of our Taiwan Travel Guide Series, we bring you the advantages of getting a prepaid mobile data plan or a wifi router in Taiwan.

WIFI in Taiwan for Tourists

For our 8 Days 7 Nights trip to Kaohsiung and Taipei, we decided to get a pre-paid mobile data plan at Kaohsiung International Airport so that we can easily contact the tour guides / drivers / hotels / restaurants that we have engaged for our trip.

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Telecom Operators in Taiwan

There are 5 main telecom operators in Taiwan as follows, ranked in terms of their market share:

  1. Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信)
  2. Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大)
  3. FarEasTone (遠傳電信)
  4. Taiwan Star Telecom (台灣之星)
  5. Asia Pacific Telecom (亞太電信)

Major Players – Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) and Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大)

You can find the booths for Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) and Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大) as you enter the airport public area after clearing the customs.

The booths for Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) and Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大) are side by side so you can easily compare their prices.

Prices for both companies are actually quite comparable with only slight variations, depending on the plan you selected. We took the 7 Day Plan from Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) which comes with unlimited data + 150 minutes of local calls at NTD $500 (SGD $22.50). Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大) offers the same package at the same price.

Just hand over your passport and a photo ID to the staff for registration and they will help you install the prepaid SIM card into your phone / tablet followed by activation.

The data plan served us very well in keeping us up to date with our friends and relatives in Singapore and communicating with our tour guides / drivers in both Kaohsiung and Taipei. Coverage was good in even the more remote areas unlike our previous experience in Perth.

Get your Taiwan Unlimited 4G Sim Card before you go 

We are pleased to announce that you can now get your Taiwan Unlimited 4G Sim Card from Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) before you even fly to Taiwan. This is good for non mandarin speaking tourists who can make their selections in the pre-booking before arrival in Taiwan.

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Access unlimited high-speed internet in Taiwan with your prepaid 4G SIM card. Enjoy convenient pick-up from multiple airports throughout Taiwan. Click here to find out more.

Wifi Router Options for Family or Group

If you are travelling in a family or a group, you might want to consider taking a Wifi Router instead. The Super convenient pocket wifi allows up to 5 people to share the speedy Internet connection at one time.

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Stay connected throughout your trip with unlimited Wi-Fi. Pre-book and pick up your 4G Pocket Wifi device at International Airports in Taoyuan, Songshan and Kaohsiung. Use the portable Wi-Fi device to browse useful information and explore Taiwan. Click here to find out more.

Join us next as we travel to the hotel in Kaohsiung city from the airport.

First published 17 Dec 2016
Last updated 3 Mar 2019

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