Cheap Calls to China Landlines and Mobiles

From a landline or mobile to China

Make cheap international calls to China landlines and mobiles from your USA landline or mobile

1. Top up with credit

Top up online

Top up securely using your credit/debit card or PayPal.
We receive your payment then text you your DialAbroad calling PIN


We accept Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and PayPal
Entering a mobile is best as we automatically add your credit and send your PIN by SMS. However if you only have a landline, please enter this, complete the top up and contact us to add your credit

Purchase credit in increments of $/€5, $/€10, $/€15 or $/€20 credit or debit card or PayPal. Maximum top up is $/€20 per day up to $/€100 per month. Price includes VAT.
You must enter a valid mobile number (you can use your credit from any landline or mobile with your PIN). A confirmation text informing you that your mobile has been charged with the requested topup amount will be sent shortly thereafter.
Credit/Debit card/PayPal top-up: It is essential that you enter your correct mobile number in order for us to top your account up correctly. The transaction is handled in a secure environment and DialAbroad never has access to your card details. If auto-topup/pre-approved billing is enabled, you can cancel it via the DialAbroad Login section at any time. If you have not enabled auto top-up then calls will disconnect once the credit is finished and a new topup request will have to be made for a further topup.
Credit lasts for six months from date of top up, and each top up within this period extends your whole balance by six months from the date of top up.
Calls to the DialAbroad access number will be charged at your standard landline or mobile rate to a landline or can be used as part of your landline or mobile inclusive minutes. Cost of calls to any freefone access number will incur a rate surcharge per minute (as displayed next to the freefone access number on this web site). Calls are charged per minute. A connection charge of 5 cents is charged per call. You should always call our access numbers from a local phone, eg. if you are in Spain, call our Spanish access number from a Spanish landline or mobile; if you are in the Germany, call our Germany access number from a German landline or mobile.

no registration  China from 4c/min 
purchase call credit instantly online  instant top up online
use auto top up for seamless recharge  (optional) auto top up
use any landline or mobile  use mobile or landline
no separate bills and call anywhere  call anywhere

Destination Rate
China 4c/min
China 4c/min
China Mobile 4c/min
China Mobile 4c/min

2. Dial access number

To make a call dial the access number for the country you are calling from

Cheap international calls from 1-415-766-2098 from US landlines and mobiles

This is a US landline number, so if you have free calls to landlines this should be a free call.

3. Enter number to call

At the prompt, enter the number in China (including the 00886 international dialing code) you want to call. Do not press the call button again.

That's it! Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Pay your mobile/landline operator the cost for calling our USA access number (a national call, so usually included in any free calls to landlines bundles). The cost for us to connect you to the China number is deducted from your DialAbroad credit

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common queries below. If you have any further questions, please get in contact


How to call Chinese landlines from USA?

All you need to make low cost calls to China from USA is to purchase DialAbroad credit. You can top up your credit online with a credit or debit card, or by sending a text message (billed to your mobile phone/ pay-as-you-go credit). After you receive a confirmation PIN via an SMS, you can call the Chinese landline from your USA landline or USA mobile number. Just dial the access number that is shown and enter your PIN when prompted.

How to call Chinese mobile from USA?

DialAbroad simplifies the calls abroad. Whether it's the top up online or a text message option, purchasing credit is easy. Afterwards, you'll receive a PIN to indicates a completed purchase. When you wanting to call friends or family in China, just dial the access number shown and use your PIN if you are prompted. Then, enter the full international number for the Chinese mobile you are calling – and enjoy cheap calls to China!

The international dialing code for China is 00886, which is required to be added prior to any number you dial.

Our cheap international calls to China landlines and mobiles are from 4¢/min.

For convenience, you can save our access number in your contacts for seamless dialing.

You can either save the number into the phone book on your phone in the regular way, or you can edit the numbers in your phone book to include the access number and dial using pause dialing.

How to save a speed dial

1 Select the contact to edit
In front of their number, enter the DialAbroad access number for your country eg. 033 3232 2323
2 Add a pause
iPhone
Tap the + * # key at the lower left of the screen and the keyboard layout will change to show a 'pause' button. Tap the Pause key
Android
Tap the menu key then the 'add 2-sec pause' button, or just press the ',' button on your keyboard
Nokia
Press * 3 times to show ' p '
Seimens/Panasonic
Press and hold 0 to show ' + '
Motorola/Sony Erricson
Press and hold * to show ' p '
(Only if outside the UK)
Enter the DialAbroad PIN and add another pause
3 Enter the person's number
Ensure the destination number includes the full international code starting 00 followed finally by #
4 Click Save

Example: If 033 3232 2323 is your DialAbroad access number and 1234 is your PIN and 00336987654321 is your contact's phone number, then the finished entry should look like this:

iPhone/Android
03332322323 ,1234,00336987654321
Others
03332322323 p1234p00336987654321

Useful info for China

International dialing code: 00886

Capital city: Beijing
Currency: Chinese yuan (renminbi) (CNY)

Principle languages: Chinese

China embassy in the UK
Embassy of the People's Republic of China

49–51 Portland Place London

W1B 4JL

Telephone: (020) 7299 4049

Opening Hours: Mon–Fri: 0900–1230 & 1330–1700

Check the time in China

With UK Daylight Saving Without UK Daylight Saving
(Britsh Summer Time)
People's Republic of China Mainland China 8 hours 9 hours

Calling China at

China Event calendar - events and public holidays

Make sure that you don't miss out - make cheap calls to friends and family in China for public holidays and celebrations!

1 January  -  New Years Day
1 January  -  New Year's Day
19 February  -  Lunar New Year
21 February  -  Lunar New Year
8 March  -  International Women's Day
1 May  -  Labour Day
1 May  -  Labor Day
2 May  -  Labour Day Holiday
4 May  -  National Youth Day
6 June  -  International Children's Day
7 July  -  Communist Party Foundation
8 August  -  People's Liberation Army Day
1 October  -  National Day
2 October  -  National Day Holiday
3 October  -  National Day Holiday
10 October  -  P.R. China's Birthday
10 October  -  National Day

Calling China from other countries

You can use DialAbroad to make cheap international calls to China from the following countries also:

  • Calling China from Australia Calling from Australia 02 8279 8661
  • Calling China from Belgium Calling from Belgium 02 80 82 535
  • Calling China from France Calling from France 01 84 88 79 32
  • Calling China from Germany Calling from Germany 069 204 57 872
  • Calling China from Ireland Calling from Ireland 01 43 72 479
  • Calling China from Italy Calling from Italy 06 94 80 67 83
  • Calling China from Malta Calling from Malta 2778 1728
  • Calling China from Netherlands Calling from Netherlands 02 02 62 39 72
  • Calling China from Poland Calling from Poland 22 116 58 57
  • Calling China from Spain Calling from Spain 911 981 089
  • Calling China from Sweden Calling from Sweden 08 446 851 17
  • Calling China from Switzerland Calling from Switzerland 03 17 77 00 88
  • Calling China from UK Calling from UK 0333 232 2323

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