Wondering how to call China from the US? The process is simple.

Follow the steps in this guide to learn how to make international calls to China.

Calling China from the US

There are a few things you need to consider before you call China from the US:

Are you calling a Chinese cell phone or landline?

The area code of the place you’re calling in China

The cost of the call

Are you calling a Chinese cell phone or landline?

The area code of the place you’re calling in China

The cost of the call


How to call China from the US

Follow these steps to call China:


Dial the exit code 011
This will let your carrier know you’re going to make an international call.

Dial 86, the country code for China
This lets your carrier know you’re going to call China from the US.

Enter the area code
The area codes in China consist of 2 to 4 digits. Look at the table above to see the area codes of major cities in China.

Dial the phone number
A Chinese landline will be between 6 to 8 digits. Chinese mobile numbers are usually 11 digits. Skip dialing the area code when you call a mobile number.

Exit Code

Dial the exit code 011
This will let your carrier know you’re going to make an international call.

Dial 86, the country code for China
This lets your carrier know you’re going to call China from the US.

Enter the area code
The area codes in China consist of 2 to 4 digits. Look at the table above to see the area codes of major cities in China.

Dial the phone number
A Chinese landline will be between 6 to 8 digits. Chinese mobile numbers are usually 11 digits. Skip dialing the area code when you call a mobile number.




china-map

China Area Codes

Here's a list of area codes with the major cities in China.


LocationArea Code
Anshan412
Beijing10
Changchun431
Chengdu28
Chongqing23
Dalian411
Guangzhou20
Hangzhou571
Harbin451
Huaibei561
Huai'an517
Jilin432
Jinan531
Nanjing25
Ningbo574
LocationArea Code
Qingdao532
Shanghai21
Shenyang24
Suizhou722
Tai'an538
Tianjin22
Weifang536
Wuhan27
Wuxi510
Xi'an29
Xiangfan710
Yangzhou514
Yantai535
Zaozhuang532
Zibo533
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china-map

China Area Codes

Here's a list of area codes with the major cities in China.


LocationArea Code
Anshan412
Beijing10
Changchun431
Chengdu28
Chongqing23
Dalian411
Guangzhou20
Hangzhou571
Harbin451
Huaibei561
Huai'an517
Jilin432
Jinan531
Nanjing25
Ningbo574
Qingdao532
Shanghai21
Shenyang24
Suizhou722
Tai'an538
Tianjin22
Weifang536
Wuhan27
Wuxi510
Xi'an29
Xiangfan710
Yangzhou514
Yantai535
Zaozhuang532
Zibo533
Show More


Examples


Call a Chinese landline
from the US
Landline

Here’s an example of how to call a Beijing landline from the US. The landline number in this example is 011-86-10-66-6666.


1. Dial 011, the exit code.

2. Dial 86, the country code for China.

3. Dial 10, the area code for Beijing.

4. Dial 66-6666, the phone number.

Call a Chinese cell phone
from the US
Mobile phones

Here’s an example of how to call a Beijing cell phone from the US. The mobile number in this example is 011-86-166-6666-6666.


1. Dial 011, the exit code.

2. Dial 86, the country code for China.

3. Dial 166-6666-6666, the mobile number.

Call a Chinese landline from the USLandline

Here’s an example of how to call a Beijing landline from the US. The landline number in this example is 011-86-10-66-6666.


1. Dial 011, the exit code.

2. Dial 86, the country code for China.

3. Dial 10, the area code for Beijing.

4. Dial 66-6666, the phone number.

Call a Chinese cell phone from the USMobile phones

Here is an example of how to call a cellphone number (say 123-4567-8900) based in China. The steps are:


1. Dial 011, the exit code.

2. Dial 86, the country code for China.

3. Dial 166-6666-6666, the mobile number.


Are calls to China expensive?

Calls to China can turn out to be expensive, whether they’re for business or personal reasons. Rates can change depending on if you’re calling a landline or cell phone. If you have to make frequent calls from the US to China, using a service like 8x8 can help you save time and money.

Using 8x8 for business calls from the US to China

The right enterprise cloud communications solution can help businesses reduce costs, drive significant productivity improvements and achieve strategic business goals.

With 8x8, you can reduce expenses required to maintain, support and upgrade traditional on-premise solutions. Businesses of any size, configuration or geographic location can benefit from the cost, performance and operational advantages of 8x8’s cloud-based communication solutions. Calling China from the United States is even simpler—and much less expensive—when you use 8x8.


One platform
One platform

One solution for voice, video, meetings, content sharing and messaging on one system of engagement enables your team to collaborate from anywhere, on any device

Quality at scale
Quality at scale

Guaranteed availability and call quality around the globe

Secure
Security

The highest security standards in the industry with externally validated support for security regulations and standards including HIPAA, PCI-DSS, Privacy Shield and FISMA

One platform
One platform

One solution for voice, video, meetings, content sharing and messaging on one system of engagement enables your team to collaborate from anywhere, on any device

Quality at scale
Quality at scale

Guaranteed availability and call quality around the globe

Secure
Security

The highest security standards in the industry with externally validated support for security regulations and standards including HIPAA, PCI-DSS, Privacy Shield and FISMA


8x8 can save you time and money

8x8 helps businesses of all sizes solve critical communication challenges. Some of the benefits of using 8x8 are:


01.

Increase customer satisfaction and loyalty

02.

Collaborate and communicate more effectively and securely

03.

Free up IT resources with maintenance-free communications and rapid deployment

04.

Unify communications throughout the entire organization

05.

Integrate mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops into your communications strategy

06.

View real-time and historical data about crucial business functions for faster, better decisions

07.

Keep costs low and productivity high, with one easy-to-use economical system

01.

Increase customer satisfaction and loyalty

02.

Collaborate and communicate more effectively and securely

03.

Free up IT resources, with maintenance-free communications and rapid deployment

04.

Unify communications throughout the entire organization

05.

Integrate mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops into your communications strategy

06.

View real-time and historical data about crucial business functions for faster, better decisions

07.

Keep costs low and productivity high, with one easy-to-use economical system

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About 8x8

8x8, Inc. (NYSE : EGHT) is the trusted global provider of secure and reliable cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions to more than 50,000 businesses, operating in over 150 countries across six continents.

8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premises hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing communication and team collaboration tools and enterprise ready contact center solutions - in one secure, reliable unified communications platform. 8x8's innovative, enterprise-grade global network enables any business to put its real-time communications in the cloud and reap the benefits of one integrated platform for all business communications.

Choosing the right technology is crucial to a growing business. Take the uncertainty out of the equation by choosing a SIP technology provider that can scale to meet your business' needs, whatever they may be at any given time.
Call 1-866-879-8647 or fill out our online form to request a no-obligation quote from an 8x8 Product Specialist

About 8x8

8x8, Inc. (NYSE : EGHT) is the trusted global provider of secure and reliable cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions to more than 50,000 businesses, operating in over 150 countries across six continents.

8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premises hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing communication and team collaboration tools and enterprise ready contact center solutions - in one secure, reliable unified communications platform. 8x8's innovative, enterprise-grade global network enables any business to put its real-time communications in the cloud and reap the benefits of one integrated platform for all business communications.

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