China is the most populous nation and the third largest country with an area of 9.6 million sq, kms and connecting with China should be quick and convenient. You can make calls to friends and family in China at extremely cheap rates. However, before placing a call to China, consider what the current time is for the recipient of your call. China is thirteen hours ahead of EST in the United States, i.e. eight hours ahead of the GMT.
Simple Steps to Call China:
- Dial the international access code – 011.
- Dial China’s country code – 86.
- Dial the city code 2-4 digits of the place you want to connect with. (e.g.: Beijing city code is 10, Guangzhou city code is 20 and Shanghai city code is 21.)
- Dial the remaining 6-8 digits (phone number).
The rapidly booming Chinese economy also creates opportunities for investors.
Today more than ever, there are more western investors that are invested in China. More and more United States businesses that do call China on a regular basis are actively seeking for ways to save money on all their long distance calls. Even though phone cards to call China is available in almost everywhere there are grocery stores, people are continuously looking for the so called “best China phone cards”. Well, this is not an easy find. Most phone cards do carry connection fees, weekly maintenance fees, and the ever popular three minutes or more increments. Again the word is “be careful and be informed”.
Prepaid long distance makes calling to China more affordable than ever. What makes prepaid long distance unique is the “No PIN” dialing and the convenience of being able to call from any phone including cell phones without worrying about connection fees and other fees that maybe associated with phone cards. You only pay for “talk time” plus of course clear quality connections.
Ni hao, (pronounced nee how) is the normal greeting for ‘hello’ or ‘good day’ in Chinese. While Mandarin Chinese is the official language, English is catching up with most business people, though it is not widely spoken. So carrying a phrase book to identify key phrases written in Chinese characters would be helpful on a visit to the country. The Chinese respond with their last names first followed by the given name. For instance Wang Cheow is actually Mr. Wang.
So the next time you want to call China without any confusion, use prepaid long distance and don’t bother about how you call, when you call and how much you talk. With prepaid long distance calling China is as easy and as cheap as it can get.