China is one of the world’s most fascinating travel spots. While you’re visiting the infamous Great Wall and exploring the Temple of Heaven, you want to make sure that you are able to use your cell phone should you experience an emergency. Using a cell phone in China is easy if you follow the correct procedures.
Purchase the correct plug adaptors from an electronics store before you leave home so that you can charge your cell phone while in China. China uses plug types “A,” “I” and “G.”
Use a transformer that can handle 220 volts, which is the voltage used in China, when charging your cell phone. Your cell phone could be permanently damaged if you do not use the correct transformer
Call your cell phone provider to make sure that they offer phone coverage in China. Ask to be upgraded to international roaming.
Since you have had the right kind of cell phones that can be used in China, you can buy a SIM card, and the largest mobile service provider in China is China Mobile.
You can buy a SIM card right at the airport. Alternatively, they are available in dept stores, bookstores, post office, and sometimes on the street.
You can buy prepaid cards for 50 and 100 RMB. China Mobile charged me 0.6 RMB per minute which works out to be 166 minutes on a RMB100 card.If you want to call US it is better to buy Shenzhouxing card,you have to preparid 200rmb,to open the internation phone call service,then call US only 0.40rmb(0.07USD) per minute
Know how to dial locally within China. If you are dialing a place in China with the same city code as which you are calling, just dial the number. If the number has a different city code, dial “0,” plus the city code, plus the phone number.If you call another cell phone,just dial 0,plus phone number
Know how to call the United States from China. If you purchase the internation service,dial 12593 ,then dial “00” (this is the international prefix to dial outside of China). Then dial “1” (this is the international code used to dial to the U.S.). Follow that by the city code and phone number.
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