Email and Internet
Email facilities are available in most hotels and many have internet connections in the rooms . Internet cafes are plentiful and inexpensive in China .
Phone booths are commonly available in major cities but are in rural areas or in the far west . Cellular phones from other countries work in China .These calls can be expensive so it would be wise to talk to your local provider before leaving your home country .Hotels phone can be very expensive.
International phone calls can be made from most hotels butt please be aware that that calls rates may be expensive.
Many mobile phones have global roaming which allow calls to be made as if your are at home. Please check your phone service provider to obtain call rates . Yangtze River cruises use satellite phone for communications.
Internal call : to make an intermational call from china please use the following procedure:
e.g . to dial USA 00 (to get an international line ) 1 (country code )
(then area code without any zeros )(then ph number)
00 1 215 999 9999
To Britain 00 44 66 333 3333
Domestic calls: 0773 (area code ) -999 9999 (phone number)