Support/FAQs / How to call China from Australia?

To call a phone number in China from Australia, you need to do the following:

When calling China from your mobile, you first need to add the country code of +86, followed by the area code and then the local number.
To enter “+”, hold down the “0” on your phone keypad for a second until the “+” symbol appears, then press 86. Remember to remove the leading “0” from the area code/mobile number if there is one.

For example, to dial the number (755) 1234 8888 from your Australian mobile you need to dial +86 755 1234 8888.
If calling from a landline, replace the +86 with 0011 86, so it would be 0011 86 755 1234 8888.

On all Cmobile C Blue plans from $25 per month and above, unlimited calls to China is included at no extra charge.
You can see all our C Blue mobile plans here

If you are travelling to China, you can activate a roaming day pack on your Cmobile plan from just $10 per day which inlcudes unlimited calls and TXT. See how the international roaming travel day pack works here

Call a Chinese number from your mobile:
1. Enter the “+” symbol on your keypad by holding down the “0” key until it appears*
2. Enter the China country code (86)
3. Enter the China area code (remember to remove the leading 0 if there is one)
4. Enter the China local number

*Your mobile phone converts the “+” into the correct international code no matter what country you are calling from. In Australia, this is 0011 so the “+” replaces 0011. You can do this anywhere in the world if you are roaming in another country.

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