How to make a phone call in China

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So you are planning your China tour and one thing that you should think of, that is how to make a phone call to China from abroad or within China while traveling in China. Below are some useful tips for you to get familiar with the rules and methods on your phone calls to and in China.
 
1.Call China from abroad
  
Call a fixed phone
If you are going to call a fixed phone in a particular city in China, please dial the exit number of your home country (011 for USA) + 0086 ( Chinese country code) + city code (10 for Beijing) + phone number. Take dialing tour-beijing.com from USA for example: 011 – 0086 – 10 – 67160201.
                                
Call a cell phone
If you are going to call a mobile phone in a particular city in China, please dial the exit number of your home country (011 for USA) + 0086 (Chinese country code) + cell phone number. Take dialing tour-beijing.com emergency cell phone from USA for example: 011 – 0086 – 13520598855.
 
2. Make a long distance phone call within China
 
Call a fixed phone or cell phone from a fixed phone
Fixed phone: 0 + area code + fixed phone number ( if same city call, no need for “0”)
Mobile phone: 0 + cell phone number ( if same city call, no need for “0”)
 
Just take an example. If you are going to either call our Beijing office fixed phone number or emergence mobile phone from Xian, you should dial as follows:
Fixed phone: 010 (Beijing Area Code) + 67160201   
Cell phone: 0 +  13520598855
 
Call a fixed number or cell phone from a mobile phone
Fixed phone: 0 + city area code + fixed phone number
Mobile phone: Just directly dial the mobile phone number
 
Just take an example. If you are going to either call our Beijing office fixed phone number or emergence mobile phone from Xian, you should dial as follows:
Fixed phone: 010 (Beijing Area Code) + 67160201   
Cell phone: 13520598855
 
Remark: For a particular area code in China, please refer to the following major area codes in China:
Beijing 010, Xian 029, Shanghai 021, Guilin 0773, Hong Kong 00852, Chengdu 028, Guangzhou 020, Lhasa 0891, Hangzhou 0571, Chongqing 023, Tianjin 022, Harbin 0451, Hohhot 0471, Wuhan 027…

Public Phones in Beijing International Airport

 
3. Take a cell phone from your home country
If you want to use your cell phone from your home country, please make sure that you cell phone works in China. You may also want to make sure your cell phone has Chinese language support. If you arrive in China and find that your phone doesn’t work, don’t feel bad for it is quite easy to get a cell phone here. Indeed.
 
4. Purchase a Cell Phone in China
It is quite easy to buy a cell phone in China. Cell phones are about as many as barber shops. Make sure it supports the languages you need.
 
5. Purchase a Pre-paid SIM Card
Arriving in China, you will find that your cell phone is linked to a network that you can receive calls and text messages.  This means your cell phone carrier of your home country has some kind of contract with a local Chinese carrier, having you connected in China. However, the roaming charges are very high. you should get a local number here with a local network.
 
There are two major mobile telecommunication companies in China: – China Mobile and China Unicom. Pre-paid SIM cards are widely available at most cities in China. Cell phone shops, convenience stores, and independent resellers (the random guy with a little table set up on the sidewalk).
 
How much a SIM card costs largely depends on the phone number. Lucky numbers are often posted up with higher prices for the superstitious.

Public Phones in Beijing International Airport 1

 
 
6. Useful public Service Phone Numbers
110———————————————-Police
119———————————————-Fire
120———————————————-Ambulance
114 ———————————————Local Telephone Information
117 ——————————————– Time Check
121———————————————-Weather Information
122———————————————-Traffic accidents

One Response to “How to make a phone call in China”

  1. DAVE says:

    HOW DO I PHONE SOMEONE IN BEIJING WHEN I AM IN BEIJING USING MY HOME PHONE NOT A CELL PHONE TO THEIR HOME PHONE NOT THEIR CELL PHONE?

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