Country Code – 00 86
Public access to telephone booths is easier with post offices, hotels, and several shops (showing a telephone sign) and even road kiosks offering public calling services. Cheap domestic calls are possible between 2100-0700 every day. The telecom network is usually busy in China and it is often observed that it is easier to make international calls from the country than connecting to domestic users. Minimum charge for international calls is for 3 minutes.
Some of the best mobile phone companies offer their services in China with excellent coverage and facilities, including roaming agreements with most international mobile phone operators. Almost one-third of China has mobile coverage, with major towns and cities enjoying excellent coverage. Even rural areas have decent coverage.
Internet cafes are conveniently located in all the major towns and cities in the country for public access at a small price. Several hotels and airports also offer Internet facilities. However, China has a policy of blocking access to several sites, which it considers as inimical to its interests so some sites may not be viewable online.