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How to Call Hong Kong from the U.S.

Is calling Hong Kong driving you to distraction with unnecessarily difficult calling cards and tricky international rules?

Then take a moment to see our useful “How to Call Hong Kong” instructions below.

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

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 852, the country code for Hong Kong.
  • And finally the phone number (8 digits).

But what If your call doesn’t get through?

There are a few rather common dialing mistakes people tend to make, so be sure to check yourself off on the following issues.

International calls can be blocked

Several providers of cell phone service will give you the option to block international calling, and many of them automatically set any phone using their service to a “blocked” status. Don’t try to place your calls to Hong Kong until checking for this.

Cell numbers, area codes, etc.

Don’t add an area code to an international cell number. Further, most cell numbers use a starting digit not employed for calls to landlines.

Trunk Codes

The number you’re dialing probably won’t start with a zero, but if it does you’ll need to drop it. The zero is called a “trunk code” and is only used when calling within a few countries.

Example:
If the number you’re trying to call is 021 XXXX XXXX, then the correct way to dial from the U.S. is 011 + 44 + 21 XXXX XXXX

Say hello to an affordable international calling plan!

There’s nothing more frustrating when trying to get in touch with someone you love in a far away place, than being stopped due to some stray timing or fine-print rule in a supposedly trustworthy calling plan. Well, there’s no reason to miss out on calling Hong Kong or anywhere else anymore because our new Vonage World® plan has arrived. With Vonage you get unlimited¹ calling to Hong Kong, including landlines and mobile phones, on a totally reliable communications network.

Unlimited¹ Calling to your international family

Share Vonage World with your friends and family in Hong Kong, and they’ll have the same U.S. area code as you — neither of you will pay international rates again. It’ll be just like making a local, domestic call. Here’s how it works. Sign your family member or buddy up for a Vonage World account, ship them the Vonage Box™² and that’s it! Hard to believe that’s all there is to it but true. Call Hong Kong from USA at the same rate as when you call your neighbor.

Now your loved one can make unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles anywhere in the U.S. and you or anyone else in the U.S. can reach them on an American number. Need us to sweeten the pot a little more? Then how about this — if you both have Vonage as your main service provider, calls between you are free!

Vonage will operate wherever you can find high-speed Internet connections, so make sure you have one and get on an international calling Hong Kong tear!

We can also help if you’re looking for international calling apps.

Check out Vonage Mobile for our free calling apps for making international calls on Android™ & iPhone® devices.

¹Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

²You 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.