The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.

By continuing you agree to eChinacities's Privacy Policy .

Sign up with Google Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Email Already have an account? .
Posts: 241

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Q: Does it cost extra to text long distance?

Curious about long distance calling and texting (within China, but across provinces).

 

Does it cost extra to text across provinces?  Is long distance calling a lot more expensive, or just a little more?  As it is, I find the phone service pretty cheap, and wouldn't mind if it's only a little more expensive.

8 years 9 weeks ago in  Web & Technology - China

 
Highest Voted
1
1
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/11/omg-now-california-wants-to-tax-text-messaging/

 

Come on you progressive liberal blood sucking tax gougers, we need more revenue from the productive to pay for the non productive who play on the phone all day with no job to pay the phone bill and of course the corporate cell phone providers that finance our re-election get to shake them down already for high rates so they will be happy to collect the tax for us while we do nothing but promise more free shit with the money to keep our deadbeat voters happy and stay in power to shake people down with another new tax scheme next year. LIFE IS WONDERFUL

Report Abuse
1 year 34 weeks ago
 
Answers (6)
Comments (1)
Posts: 186

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Yes, you pay more when you call a number from another province. Not sure how much more.

And texting to another province also costs more. I think I pay about 0.5 yuan for a text to another province.

I'm a China Mobile user.

Report Abuse
8 years 9 weeks ago
 
1
1
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/11/omg-now-california-wants-to-tax-text-messaging/

 

Come on you progressive liberal blood sucking tax gougers, we need more revenue from the productive to pay for the non productive who play on the phone all day with no job to pay the phone bill and of course the corporate cell phone providers that finance our re-election get to shake them down already for high rates so they will be happy to collect the tax for us while we do nothing but promise more free shit with the money to keep our deadbeat voters happy and stay in power to shake people down with another new tax scheme next year. LIFE IS WONDERFUL

Report Abuse
1 year 34 weeks ago
 
1
1
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I use wechat for long distant phone calls

Report Abuse
1 year 34 weeks ago
 
Posts: 4397

Emperor

1
1
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Used to be extra charges depending on where u got your sim / where you were when u placed the call / where call recipient is.  But best I understand from my China friends is that has pretty much been done away with.  I know it only counts for Mainland,,, and wouldn't surprise me one bit if you pay extra to call Lhasa / Urumuqi,,, maybe even Inner Mongo,,,,   but who the heck has tried and really knows?  In general I hear if you are calling/receiving in 'developed' mainland, your cool.

Report Abuse
1 year 34 weeks ago
 
Posts: 7204

Emperor

1
1
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

12 years or so ago, when I lived in the UK, I used a Chinese sim to txt. Think it was 10p per text. The brit sim card was 25p to txt to China.

Report Abuse
1 year 34 weeks ago
 
Posts: 6

Common folk

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Texting is not like phone calls

 

Report Abuse
24 weeks 12 hours ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question

Answer of the DayMORE >>
A: Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were loo
A:Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were looking for a church wedding. Chinese weddings are pretty grim IMO - you go to a barren govt dept with souless officials and navigate red tape so some guy can give you a red stamp and a marriage book. You get expensive pictures taken of you both posing in places you'd never go to in everyday life that is somehow supposed to represent your wedding, then a while later it's off to a restaurant where a game show host kind of guy makes sure it's as tacky as possible while the guests eat as fast as they can so they can leave as soon as they finish eating and gave you money. Hell, I'd go to Thailand or the Philippines and get married in Paradise.   -- Stiggs
Recent Popular