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Mobile Phones

The majority of Hong Kong residents own mobile phones and use them frequently. Networks in Hong Kong offer good coverage, even available on the underground.

Like most of the world, Hong Kong uses the GSM cellular phone system. Students may bring their own mobile phone if it operates with the above system or buy a new one after arrival. Students may buy a prepaid SIM card at a convenience store upon their arrival. After getting the Hong Kong ID card, students may apply for a monthly mobile plan at the telecommunication companies with their Hong Kong ID card, passport and proof of residential address in Hong Kong. The nearest shops of the mobile phone service providers can be found in Tuen Mun Town Centre.  


Hong Kong Mobile Network Service Operators

China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited Hotline: 12580
Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited Hotline: 2512 3123 (for "csl." customers)
Hotline: 2888 1010 (for "1010" customers)
Hutchison Telephone Company Limited ("3") Hotline: 1033
SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited Hotline: 2880 2688



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 student hostels. Before connecting to the wireless networks on campus, students have to set up user authentication. 

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.

Steps for setting up hostel network connection







Postal Service

The nearest post office to Lingnan is located at Fu Tai Shopping Centre in 10 minutes' walk from the campus. Postage stamps are available in the post office as well as convenience stores.

Postal service in Hong Kong

Fu Tai Post Office

Address Shop 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 Apps GovHK Apps (iOS/Andriod)
GovHK Apps Hong Kong Police Mobile App (iOS/Andriod)
HK Immigration Department App HK Immigration Department (iOS/Andriod)
GovHK Notifications GovHK Notifications (iOS/Andriod)
EventHK EventHK (iOS/Andriod)
MTR Mobile MTR Mobile (iOS/Andriod)
Octopus Octopus (iOS/Andriod)
KMB LWB 1933: KMB/LWB (iOS/Andriod)
CitybusNWFB CitybusNWFB (iOS/Andriod)
New Lantao Bus App New Lantao Bus (NLB) (iOS/Andriod)
HKTaxi HKTaxi (iOS/Andriod)
Sun Ferry Sun Ferry (iOS/Andriod)
My HKG My HKG (iOS/Andriod)
HKeMobility HKeMobility (iOS/Andriod)
Lalamove Lalamove (iOS/Andriod)
GoGoVan GoGoX (iOS/Andriod)
Food & Drink delivery
Foodpanda Foodpanda (iOS/Andriod)
Deliveroo Deliveroo (iOS/Andriod)
DimOrder DimOrder (iOS/Andriod)
Openrice Openrice (iOS/Andriod)
Eatigo Eatigo (iOS/Andriod)
Chope Chope (iOS/Andriod)
Activity & Entertainment
HK Movie HK Movie (iOS/Andriod)
Klook Klook (iOS/Andriod)
KKday KKday (iOS/Andriod)
TrailWatch TrailWatch (iOS/Andriod)
Every Day Essential
Google Maps Google Maps (iOS/Andriod)
Google Maps Google Translate (iOS/Andriod)
Cityymapper Citymapper (iOS/Andriod)
Wi-Fi.HK Wi-Fi.HK (iOS/Andriod)
My Observatory My Observatory (iOS/Andriod)
HK AQHI Hong Kogn Air Quality Health Index (iOS/Andriod)
Water For Free Water For Free (iOS/Andriod)
Smart Campus
Google Maps LU Mobile (iOS/Andriod)
Cityymapper Duo Mobile (iOS/Andriod)