WMZ63
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can not make call to China

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I could not make any call to China while have no problem to call other countries. I remember there should a prefix no. before dialing 0011 for China, but just could not remember that the prefix no. Any body can help?

 

thanks.

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: can not make call to China

Try dialling 1832 before the 0011. It may be that China is not allowing "private" or "Unknown" numbers.

Your phone may be set to not send its Caller ID.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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Dowser
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Re: can not make call to China

The Country code for China is 86 so to call there from a mobile phone dial +86 followed by the destination number.

WMZ63
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Re: can not make call to China

thanks, Dowser,

But there is prefix no. before dialing 001186, as i have been trying to dial 001186 directly and could not make any calls.

Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: can not make call to China

No, 0011 is the code for accessing international dialling, so calling China is 0011 86 <phone number>

Or from a mobile +86 <phone number>

the "+" is the equivalent of dialling 0011

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
WMZ63
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Re: can not make call to China

this won't work if you try to ring with 001186+phone number.

Dowser
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Re: can not make call to China

Are you referring to making calls from a landline or mobile phone?.

 

Jupiter has kindly provided details above on how to call from each of those.

 

What happens when you try to call?.

WMZ63
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Re: can not make call to China

I mean the landline, couple of years ago, I had same issue and rang Telstra and they told I need to put a 4-digit prefix no. starting with 18xx before 001186, I could not remember that 4 digit prefix no. now as i have not used the landline to make call to China for years.

Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: can not make call to China

That prefix was only required if you wanted to use a different carrier to who your landline was through.

Carrier Prefix
AAPT Ltd 1414
Cable & Wireless Optus Ltd 1456
Primus Telecommunications Pty Ltd 1466
Telstra 1411

 

 

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
WMZ63
Level 2: Rookie

Re: can not make call to China

Thanks, Jupiter,

i tried 1411, but not working. 

Dowser
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Re: can not make call to China

As I previously asked, what happens when you try to call?.

 

By the way, the only prefix that I recall is 1831 which hides Caller ID (for that particular call).

Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: can not make call to China

Try dialling 1832 before the 0011. It may be that China is not allowing "private" or "Unknown" numbers.

Your phone may be set to not send its Caller ID.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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WMZ63
Level 2: Rookie

Re: can not make call to China

thanks, Jupiter,

1832 is working now! yes, my phone was set to be silent number.

Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: can not make call to China

Excellent. Thanks for letting us know. It might help someone else who was having problems calling China from a mobile as well.

 

@Dowser your post was an excellent prompt. Wouldn't have though of the Silent Number problem without it.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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