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Moving to China! A few questions...

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My husband has taken a job in the Fujian province of China so we will be moving there in the next few months - we are American. I was hoping for some advice about a couple of issues:

1) Cell phones. We currently have phones that are ~4 years old and off-contract. We are AT&T customers but I have read that since we are no longer on contract it shouldn't be any issue to have them unlock our phones. Both of them have started to become glitchy so we are planning on replacing them. Should we buy new phones in America or wait until we get to China? I have read about dual-SIM phones and think it would be great to have our current SIM cards *AND* new Chinese ones, but didn't know how that actually would work. I would like to keep my current American phone number if possible.

2) VPNs. I understand the Great Firewall of China exists and VPNs will be pretty essential over there. Which VPNs are good? I know some of them are paid subscriptions and that is not a problem. Should we subscribe to 2 so we'd have a back-up or is 1 enough?

3) Western food. I am very excited to get to consume vast quantities of traditional Chinese food, but I have to be honest with myself and know there will be time I'll crave the flavors of home. I have read that there will be plenty of grocery stores with "International" food sections (we will be in a major city) so most things will be available, but if I need to bring some things from home I want to know in advance so I can pack it. I'm pretty flexible on most things like chips, cookies, and cereal, but sometimes only a specific flavor will do; on that note, could someone tell me the probability of finding things like mayonnaise, ranch dressing, sour cream, bacon bits, grape jelly... basically all condiments, haha.

Thank you very much!!

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