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Internet Service in Beijing

Thursday, December 8th, 2011
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Nowadays we would like to stay connected by being online whenever and wherever we go.

If you are planning a trip to Beijing, you may have a question “How can I get an internet connection in Beijing?”.

Internet Availability in Beijing
Internet access in Beijing is almost no big difference from other big cities in the world. Most offices and residences have internet access.

1. Free Wireless access at Beijing Capital Airport
When you arrive at Beijing airport, you could easily get wireless internet within its arrival or departure hall. The Starbucks, Mcdonald’s and cafes at the airport also offer internet connections (Some need Password, but you can get it form their front desks).

2. Internet at hotels in Beijing
Internet is available in most hotels in Beijing. If you don’t have a laptop with you, you could use the computers at the business centers of these hotels. If you have a laptop, you could use the broadband acceesible in your room. Some hotels also offer free wireless internet in the cafes or lobbies in their hotels.

3. Wi-fi at some Cafes, Starbucks, Mcdonald’s, internet cafes and some larges stores

Some Cafes, Starbucks, Mcdonald’s and some larges stores offer wi-fi service.

4. Wireless connections at some public places
More and more public places offer wireless access including Wangfujing Street, Xidan Commercial Street, Railway Stations, Financial Street, Yanshan and Zhongguancun area.

5. Broadband internet installed into your residence
If you would like to stay in Beijing  for a longer period of time, you may apply for internet broadband. But most modern residentail areas will have internet access installed.

Types of connections in Beijing
Asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) is right now the most popular type of connection in Beijing. Other internet connections include:

Dial-up
ADSL
Internet over cable television lines
LAN
Wi-Fi

Mobile broadband over terrestrial mobile phone networks

Satellite Internet
Broadband over power line
Fiber to the home

A lis of Blocked Foreign Websites (at the time of my writing)

Facebook
Twitter
Youtube
Blogspot
WordPress
Flicker
IMDB

Internet service provider in Beijing

The largest internet service provider in Beijing is Chinaunicom. The other two are Chinamobile and Chinatelecom. A man from Chinaunicom could be arranged to install your internet service. You are expected to pay about 120 yuan a month for unlimited internet access.

Internet service provider contact number:

Chinaunicom
Tel: 10010
Chinamobile
Tel: 52686688
Chinatelecom:
Tel: 10000
 

 

Chinatelecom

Any questions, just drop a line.