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Handy – the Hong Kong City Guide On A Smartphone

Handy – Hong Kong city guide on a smartphone (and try win a trip to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens!)


For everyone going to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, there’s something you might want to check out. An official Hong Kong Sevens sponsor, handy is a smartphone you rent by the day. Unbelievably it comes with unlimited 3G internet, unlimited local calls and unlimited international calls to 17 countries. No hidden charges!

This means there’s going to be a lot of video calls back home to show-case tries in real-time! Or a mass increase in photo uploads of various Sevens shenanigans.

The city guide comes with reviews, suggestions, itineraries and ‘best of’ lists across attractions, shopping, dining, nightlife and more. handy also comes with discount deals you actually buy through the phone and redeem by flashing the screen. Basically, it’s a mechanism for discovery for everyone who is visiting Hong Kong.

Especially for the Sevens, every single handy for two weeks before and two weeks after the Sevens will come with the ‘official app’. So real time updates across scores, matches, rankings, team and player information throughout the entire game, so if you happen to miss a game while queuing for beer it won’t be so bad.

Win a trip!

To celebrate their sponsorship of the Sevens, handy is GIVING AWAY a trip for two people to the Hong Kong Sevens!

Yes, that’s right, they are giving away two round-trip tickets, three nights accommodation, two pairs of weekend Sevens tickets and free use of their handy phone for the weekend. If that’s not awesome I don’t know what is.

To enter visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/handy.travel

Reserve and get free stuff
You can check them out (or reserve – you get a free beer at the Sevens if you do) at www.handyhongkong.com

So in a nutshell…



  • For HKD$68 (US$9) a day you rent a smartphone that comes with…
  • Unlimited 3G internet
  • Unlimited local calls
  • Unlimited international fixed line and mobile calls to 26 countries
  • Bangladesh, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Indonesia, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, South Africa (only for the duration of the Sevens, they’re considering it long-term)
  • A complete city guide to Hong Kong
  • Discount deals across attractions, experiences, shopping, dining and nightlife
  • Kukri purchasing app – buy official Hong Kong Sevens merchandise through the phone. Includes hotel delivery so you can skip the queues
  • Specially for the HK Sevens: the official Hong Kong Rugby Football Union app which will update users with Hong Kong Sevens scores, league information, team and player information in real-time.

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