Use a Shanghei eSIM for prepaid mobile data

  • Install an eSIM (digital SIM card)
  • Connect directly to local data networks
  • No surprise fees or roaming charges


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How does a Shanghai eSIM work?

An eSIM is an embedded SIM card, and you probably already have an eSIM-compatible device. When you install an eSIM for a country or region, it lets your device connect to local networks in that area. This means your device will have data without needing Wi-Fi or paying roaming charges.

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Use a Shanghai eSIM to stay connected

Shanghai, one of China’s most dynamic cities, is known for its futuristic skyline featuring iconic skyscrapers like the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Shanghai Tower. It’s a global financial hub and a bustling metropolis, offering a blend of modernity and tradition.

While you’re exploring the different parts of Shanghai, you won’t want to miss out on staying connected with your friends and family back home.

This is where a Shanghai eSIM comes in handy. A Shanghai eSIM provides seamless data connectivity without having to rely on Wi-Fi availability.


How much travel data do I need with my Shanghai eSIM?

The amount of travel data you’ll need in Shanghai can vary. If you plan to explore the city and enjoy the outdoor attractions, you can’t rely on Wi-Fi.

A Shanghai eSIM is a great solution and it’s available in flexible plans that are affordable! Initially, you can start with a smaller data plan and add more later if it’s needed.

You can also use our travel data calculator to help you estimate how much data you’ll need for your trip.

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Will I pay roaming charges with an eSIM for Shanghai?

The best thing about a Shanghai eSIM is that you won’t need to pay any roaming charges! A Shanghai eSIM will connect your phone to a local Chinese network and provide you with access to prepaid data.

Now you can stop worrying and enjoy your trip! Just make sure you turn off Data Roaming on your Primary SIM card so you won’t see charges on your next bill.

Using an eSIM for data can help you save money and make sure you enjoy every moment of your trip!


Shanghai eSIM data starting at $5


FAQs about using a Shanghai eSIM

Check my device

Most newer phones, tablets, and computers are already eSIM-compatible, so use our eSIM device checker to make sure you have a device that can accept an eSIM.

Free Wi-Fi is great when it’s available and working well, but some destinations make it just about impossible to get a good connection. That’s why it’s nice to have data as a backup to stay connected.

We’re proud to provide aloSIM customers with fast eSIM data connections that allow them to talk, text, surf, and stream comfortably. You’ll likely experience a 4G (sometimes 5G) or LTE equivalent network in most locations, depending on what’s available in the area.

Installation guides

We have detailed eSIM installation instructions for all compatible devices, so whether you’re looking to add eSIM data to an iPhone or iPad, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, or something else, we’ll be able to walk you through the eSIM set-up process easily.

How to avoid roaming charges

It can be confusing to know the best roaming settings for your phone while you travel internationally, so we’ve created an easy walk-through guide to show you exactly how your phone’s roaming settings should look.

Explore Shanghai with aloSIM data



Our eSIM data packages are prepaid, so you always know exactly what you’ll spend on data. No contracts, no surprises, and never any roaming charges.



You’ll have full access to your regular phone number for calling and texting, and you can add data to your device whenever you need it. No in-store visits required!

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Only buy what you need! If you’re not sure how much data you’ll need, start with a 1 GB package. You can always top up your eSIM with more data later.

Go ahead … travel the world, never pay roaming charges

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