Email facilities are available in most hotels and many have
internet connections in the rooms. Internet cafes are plentiful and
inexpensive in China.
Phone booths are commonly available in major cities but rare
in rural areas or in the far west. Cellular phones from other
countries work in China. These calls can be expensive so it would be
wise to talk to you local provider before leaving your home country.
Hotel phones can be very expensive.
China Highlights offers phone retanl service for those who want to contact with family while traveling in China. Please check out Phone Rentals.
International phone calls can be made from most hotels but please be aware that that the call rates may be expensive.
Many mobile phones have global roaming which will allow
calls to be made as if you are at home. Please check your phone service
provider to obtain call rates. Yangtze River cruises use satellite phone for communications.
Internal call: to make an international call from China please use the following procedure:-
e.g. to dial USA 00 (to get an international line) 1 (country code)
(then area code without any zeros)(then ph number) 001 215 999 9999
hii,, i will go in guangzhou. where i can buy sim card in guangzhou. and how much sim card and recharged?
Dear Sir or Madam,
It is easy to find China Mobile company to buy a sim card. The cost depends on which kind of card you choose. You could ask them directly.
I suggest you ask the staff in your hotel when you arrive in Guangzhou. They wil advise the nearist one to you. Lussie Lu Replied on 2013-02-03
Hi, I am traveling to china on a z-visa and would like to know prior to arriving who the internet service providers in china are and what their contact details are. I am going to Urumqi. Where would the china unicom offices be in order to buy a prepaid simcard?Thank you
Hi Celesté, you can very easily find one at the downtown. Here is one for you: China Unicom Lihua office
Add: No.260 Xinmin West Road, Urumqi 乌鲁木齐新民西街260中国联通犁铧街营业厅
Whitney Liao Replied on 2012-11-12
Hi, I will be travelling to Beijing for the official work for approximately 2 months, would like to know if there are pre paid sim cards available and cost of international calling and internet usage from these cards for the time of my stay in Beijing.
Dear Sir or Madam,
We could rent sell this kind of card to you and the cost is US$19 per card.
1.CNY 50 prepaid inside the SIM card.
2. You may receive text messages in Chinese on your cell phone. These messages are advertisements or possibly weather information. We cannot block or turn these off. If anyone from our office needs to contact you, the message will be in English. If you are concerned, please ask your guide to read the messages.
About more information you could realize it on our website. Please click: http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/sim-card/ Lussie Lu Replied on 2012-10-27