1000 greetings from Homg Kong airport... I just called a girl in hk on her mobile from the FREE COURTESY PHONE and i am using skype on my mobile to talk to new zealanders (it's midday 12:45 there, here in china it is 8:45 in the morning. Even my vodafone phone works, I can receive Txt-sms messages, but can't send because my balance is only 52 cents)
The joke is "what techology does NOT work here"?
The hong kong girl told me that they even have free wlan-wifi in public buses.
Digittal tv reception is ubiquitous, of course.
Western countries like usa uk germany seem a little backwards now.