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Landline phone in Shanghai

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The dial code for China is +86. Major cities have a two digit dialling code in addition to this; Shanghai's code is 21. Local Shanghai telephone numbers have eight digits. If you are calling within Shanghai, you do not need to use the 21 code.

Telephone booths are widely available in the street, as well as in hotels and restaurants. You can buy phone cards in post offices, news kiosks and some hotels.

Fixed line services are provided by Shanghai Telecom / China Telecom. Most expatriate apartments will have a telephone line already installed and this can be upgraded to ISDN or ADSL for a small installation fee.

Related article: Mobile Phone in China

Update 11/09/2006


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