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How to Call China from the U.S.

Making calls to China from the U.S. is easier than ever.

With the Vonage World® plan you no longer need complicated calling cards or restrictive calling plans to stay in touch with family and friends overseas. Vonage makes it easy to call China while enjoying low-cost, reliable home phone service with unlimited1 calling to all landlines. So go ahead and make that call to China without a second thought. It’s not only simple, but with Vonage World®, it’s affordable too!

To call China from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing directions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 86, the country code for China.
  • Then dial the area code (2–4 digits — please see a sample calling code list below).
  • Finally dial the phone number (6–8 digit telephone number).

Have family in China who often call the U.S.?

Here’s an idea: Why not give Vonage World® to your friends or family in China?  It’s easy… just sign up for a Vonage World® account for them and ship them the Vonage BoxTM*. That way they can make unlimited1 calls to landlines and mobiles in the U.S. Imagine your brother in Shanghai having the same U.S. area code as you. You and anyone in the U.S. can reach him on a U.S. number, rather than paying international rates to call China. And if you both have Vonage, calls between you are included at no additional charge! Vonage works anywhere there’s a high-speed Internet connection.

Need more help with how to call China?

Here is a list of major city area codes in China

CHINA AREA CODES
Anshan 412
Beijing 10
Changchun 431
Chengdu 28
Chongqing 23
Dalian 411
Guangzhou 20
Hangzhou 571
Harbin 451
Huaibei 561
Huai’an 517
Jilin 432
Jinan 531
Nanjing 25
Ningbo 574
Qingdao 532
Shanghai 21
Shenyang 24
Suizhou 722
Tai’an 538
Tianjin 22
Weifang 536
Wuhan 27
Wuxi 510
Xi’an 29
Xiangfan 710
Yangzhou 514
Yantai 535
Zaozhuang 532
Zibo 533

Are there any international calling apps?

Check out Vonage Mobile for international calling apps for AndroidTM & iPhone® devices.

*You sign up for an additional account and remain responsible for all charges and activity on each account, as well as shipping for the adapter and for compliance with the laws of the country outside of the U.S. where the Vonage adapter may be used. Vonage customer support is in English and Spanish only. Vonage 911 service does not operate outside the U.S.