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Master Geek


# 262072 3-Jan-2020 20:10
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Hi all,

 

 

 

Was just reading an old post on here about roaming in China and if the is any blocking of Facebook and google etc when roaming, a few people were saying everything is accessible when roaming as it bypasses the China firewall, some people were saying it applies to all internet traffic in and out of China in which case a VPN is a must.

Does anyone have any recent experience? I plan on using my Vodafone $7 per day roaming while in China on my NZ plan, will I still be able to access Facebook and Gmail and other common things which are blocked in China?

 

 

 

Thanks,


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  # 2384738 3-Jan-2020 20:15
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Parents went to China earlier this year and roamed on Skinny and were able to access everything, however I thought I recently read some article about roaming terminating differently on Vodafone but can’t recall exactly.

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  # 2384811 3-Jan-2020 21:56
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When roaming you are not impacted by the Great firewall of China as the data is controlled by the home network


 
 
 
 


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  # 2384817 3-Jan-2020 22:14
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Roaming is not (and never has been) impacted by the great firewall as all traffic is tunneled back to NZ.

 

If you use hotel WiFi you'll need a VPN to access many online sites and services such as Google.

 

 


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  # 2384819 3-Jan-2020 22:52
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My personal experience with this with 2Degrees roaming in Beijing was hit and miss..

 

Some days things (Google etc) would work perfectly.. other days not at all.

 

Daniel


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