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Cheap way to call China from US

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  • Started 8 years ago by Crystalmorgan
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  1. Crystalmorgan

    Do you have any advice on the cheapest way to make calls between the US and China? My cell is going to be way too expensive, a friend told me to get a throw away cell when I get to Beijing. I'm going for 10 days with an international study abroad program.

    Thank you for your time,
    Crystal Morgan

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. admin
    Key Master

    Hi Crystal,

    As a general rule I can confirm that using a cellular phone abroad for placing and receiving calls can get expensive. It wouldn't hurt to ask your wireless provider what the rates are. As for getting a Chinese cell just for your stay there - yes, this is a good option, but again before buying it you should inquire about rates charged.

    Another option would be for you to use a calling card service. These usually charge much lower rates (we list such a service at the bottom of each country page - for example You could either use this type of service from a local chinese landline or in connection with the throw away cell you intend to buy. Obviously the first option would be the least expensive, but people would not be able to call you.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. Crystalmorgan

    Thank you, I appreciate the advice and time!

    Great website and excellent service! :-)

    Crystal Morgan

    Posted 8 years ago #


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