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Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are widely used in Hong Kong and most residents own one.  The network in Hong Kong has good coverage, even underground.  

Hong Kong uses the GSM cellular phone system like most parts of the world.  Students can either bring their mobile phone that operates on this system or buy a new one after arrival.  Prepaid SIM cards are available for purchase at convenience stores.  After obtaining the Hong Kong ID card, students can apply for a monthly mobile plan at any telecommunication company, by providing their Hong Kong ID card, passport and proof of residential address in Hong Kong.  The nearest mobile phone service providers are located in Tuen Mun Town Centre.  



Free Wifi service is available in Hong Kong in many places, such as the Hong Kong International Airport, major parks and gardens, public libraries, MTR stations, coffee shops, etc.  



Internet Connection on Campus

WiFi Connection

Free WiFi is available on the Lingnan campus and in student hostels.  Before connecting to the wireless networks on campus, students will need to set up user authentication for security reasons.  

Set-up guide for different kinds of devices 


Hostel Network Connection


Data outlet


Students can connect their computers to the hostel network through a data outlet, as shown in the image above.  

Steps for setting up hostel network connection







Postal Service

The nearest post office to Lingnan University is located in the Fu Tai Shopping Centre, which is only a 10-minute walk from the campus.  Postage stamps are available at the post office as well as convenience stores.  

Postal service in Hong Kong

Fu Tai Post Office

AddressShop 210B, 2/F, Fu Tai Shopping Centre, Fu Tai Estate, Tuen Mun
Opening Hours

9:30am - 4:30pm (Mon - Fri)

9:30am - 1:00pm (Sat)

Closed on Sun and Public holidays

Fu Tai Post Office


Useful Mobile Apps in Hong Kong

GovHK AppsGovHK Apps (iOS/Andriod)
GovHK AppsHong Kong Police Mobile App (iOS/Andriod)
HK Immigration Department AppHK Immigration Department (iOS/Andriod)
GovHK NotificationsGovHK Notifications (iOS/Andriod)
EventHKEventHK (iOS/Andriod)
MTR MobileMTR Mobile (iOS/Andriod)
OctopusOctopus (iOS/Andriod)
KMB LWB1933: KMB/LWB (iOS/Andriod)
CitybusNWFBCitybusNWFB (iOS/Andriod)
New Lantao Bus AppNew Lantao Bus (NLB) (iOS/Andriod)
HKTaxiHKTaxi (iOS/Andriod)
Sun FerrySun Ferry (iOS/Andriod)
My HKGMy HKG (iOS/Andriod)
HKeMobilityHKeMobility (iOS/Andriod)
LalamoveLalamove (iOS/Andriod)
GoGoVanGoGoX (iOS/Andriod)
Food & Drink delivery
FoodpandaFoodpanda (iOS/Andriod)
DeliverooDeliveroo (iOS/Andriod)
DimOrderDimOrder (iOS/Andriod)
KeeTa (iOS/Andriod)
OpenriceOpenrice (iOS/Andriod)
EatigoEatigo (iOS/Andriod)
ChopeChope (iOS/Andriod)
Activity & Entertainment
HK MovieHK Movie (iOS/Andriod)
KlookKlook (iOS/Andriod)
KKdayKKday (iOS/Andriod)
TrailWatchTrailWatch (iOS/Andriod)
Every Day Essential
Google MapsGoogle Maps (iOS/Andriod)
Google MapsGoogle Translate (iOS/Andriod)
CityymapperCitymapper (iOS/Andriod)
Wi-Fi.HKWi-Fi.  HK (iOS/Andriod)
My ObservatoryMy Observatory (iOS/Andriod)
HK AQHIHong Kogn Air Quality Health Index (iOS/Andriod)
Water For FreeWater For Free (iOS/Andriod)
Smart Campus
Google MapsLU Mobile (iOS/Andriod)
CityymapperDuo Mobile (iOS/Andriod)