HomepagePreparationsTeam ChinaWorld's TeamsTorch Relay
EconomyForeign ReportsExclusiveSpecialPhotosVideos
Beijing plans traffic controls in 35 areas for Olympics openingVillage welcomes New Zealand athletesNew Zealand rowers arrive in Beijing "Holding the Games clearly is a major marker in China's emergence as a global player""One World, One Dream" aspiration to realize in Beijing Beijing: Cloudy 31-23 ℃
Can I use my mobile phone in China?
17:09, July 11, 2008

Dear Editor,
I am visiting China in January and I would like to use my mobile phone. Do I need anything special like a 3G phone or any network?
Dear Barry,
Most of the mobile phones that are supported by GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) do work throughout China. Businessmen use their American/European blackberries here with no problem whatsoever. China mobile, the nation's biggest telecommunication service provider, usually recognizes two dual frequencies—900 and 1,800 Hz. However, that you should also consult your domestic mobile communication firm on the cross-nation service issue before coming, because the technological supports may be differentiated in details due to varied rules. If you are staying a while in China and calling locally it would be cheaper to purchase a Chinese SIM card and some minutes. And if you are calling abroad regularly you might want to check your carrier's rates with Chinese rates as well.

Source: China.org.cn

Comments Related News
Most Popular News
·Gala show in retrospect of China's century-old passion for the Games
·Interview: Ghanaian President impressed by Beijing Olympic preparations
·Polish Olympic official: China to have best Olympic Games in history
·Tian'anmen Square dressed up to embrace Olympics
·Olympic business booms in Beijing
Latest Photos
Traditional Beijing delicacies in Wangfujing snack street
Traditional Beijing delicacies in Wangfujing snack street
Olympic homestay
Olympic homestay
Latest Videos
"Jouney to the East"--by BBC
Popular Features

Copyright © 1997-2008 by www.people.com.cn. all rights reserved