To call China from the US dial 011 86 followed by the Chinese phone number (landline or mobile phone). Landlines use geographic area codes whereas mobile numbers have a national dialing format (1 is always the first digit). Neither landline nor mobile numbers may start with zero when called from outside China (if they do you should leave out the zero).
One significant difference when calling a landline vs cell phone – calls to cell phones are usually charged a higher rate.
I am trying to call a cell phone in China and I am having so many problems. When I talked to my phone carrier they told me that the 1st 2 numbers of a cell phone should be 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18 as this signifies a cell phone. Then, there is supposed to be 10 numbers after that. But, the 2 numbers I have, one has 8 numbers after the 17 and the other has 9 numbers past the 13. I have no clue what I am doing wrong. Please help. Thank you.