Generally, internet service is available in the business center of the hotel where you are staying. In some hotel rooms, internet access is equipped and you could use your own computer to surf on the internet. Also, internet cafes are easily found in all the major cities in China, where internet service at an affordable price is offered.
Please be aware that certain popular social media sites are banned in China, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
Many mobile phones have global roaming service, with which calls can be made easily. While the charges related to global roaming service can be quite expensive, buying a SIM card in China and using it on your cell phone while traveling in China is the usual suggestion, which is much cheaper.
Since a SIM card is pre-charged in China, you just need to insert it into your cell phone and calls can be made right away.
IDD service is available in the hotels and post offices. Phone cards could be purchased in the post offices, hotels and newsstands on the streets. Please pay attention that telephone booths on the street are mostly for local calls, and IDD is unworkable there.
During your trip to China, postal service is available in your hotel, where overseas postcards and letters can be sent. When mailing important items like antiques and cultural relics that are subject to customs control, asking for the help of the local branch of the international post office is required.
During your tour, when you want to mail something, you should ask for advice from our guides and they would be pleased to help.
Other questions regarding phone use or how the mail operates? Please give China Tour a call at (888) 878-1777 and we can answer any of your questions.
Travel agent? Call (626) 709-3110.
You can reach us by email as well: [email protected]