When making domestic long distance calls, you shall first dial the area code, then the local number. Here are area codes of some major cities: Beijing (010), Shanghai (021), Tianjin (022), Hangzhou (0571), Guangzhou (020), Guilin (0773), Kunming (0871) and Xian (029).
When making international calls, you shall first dial "00" (international prefix number), then the country code and the area code and finally the local number.
When making international calls with landline or cell phone by yourself, first you must dial "00" (international prefix), then dial the country code, then the area code and local number.
When making domestic long distance calls with landline or cell phone (to landline) in China, you should first dial the area code starting with 0, then the local number.
When making domestic long distance calls with landline or cell phone (to cell phone) in China, you first should dial 0, then the cell phone number.
When calling a Chinese landline out China, you must first dial the international prefix number, for example in US you dial 011, then dial 86 the country code for China, then the area code and local number.
When calling a Chinese mobile number, you first need dial the international prefix number, and then dial 86, then the mobile number.
Useful phone number
Local telephone number inquiry and area code inquiry 114
Postal code inquiry 11185
Mobile phone services
China Mobile Service 10086
China Unicom Service 10010
China Telecom Service 10000
Bank of China customer service 95566
China Merchants Bank Development District Subbranch
Savings Business: +86-20-8206-9930
China Everbright Bank Guangzhou Development District Subbranch
Business Dept: +86-20-8222-3550
The People's Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited
Manager: +86-20-8221-2795 +86-20-8221-2799
Ping An Insurance Development District Subbranch
Manager Office: +86-20-8221-1222
Office: +86-20-8221-1222 +86-20-8221-1223 (FAX)
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