2010 New York Times Travel Show Blog (Day 2: How To Call Cheap Abroad)
Published on February 28, 2010
I usually look towards expat groups from pretty much anywhere in Africa and South Asia for guidance when buying telephone cards. Though it's clearly not a sim card, when I don't have a phone that works locally, telephone cards have come in handy. In Tokyo for instance, there was a neighborhood near Okubo that had a few South Asian food product stores. I bought a telephone card from it, the shopkeeper gave me good instructions, and success was had. Xiaobei in Guangzhou and Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong will probably provide similar benefits.