I’m going to be traveling to Taiwan in a couple of weeks (just for a week vacation) and I was wondering about the cellphone situation. I read that you have to have a resident number (shenfenzhen) in order to buy a prepaid sim card, but then I also read somewhere that you can also get one at the airport (TPE) with your passport.
Anyone have details on this and also what the rates are like?
Or would it just be easier to get a phone card and use pay phones? We’re going as part of a tour so we’ll be staying in hotels like the Westin. I assume there are still lots of pay phones in Taiwan? (They’re almost extinct in the U.S.).
This will make a difference in which cellphone I bring - if I can get a sim card, I’ll bring my older, unlocked phone. But if it’s easier to just use the pay phone, I’ll just bring my regular (locked) phone in case of emergency (it has better battery life so I can use it as a clock/alarm).