Stay in Touch Internationally Over the Phone

China
China Dial to USA/CAN: USA/CAN Dial to China:
[Tel]00+1+area code+phone number [Tel]011+86+area code+ phone number
[Cel]00+1+area code+cellphone number [Cel]011+86+cellphone number
   
Japan
Japan Dial to USA/CAN: USA/CAN Dial to Japan:
[Tel]001010+1+area code+phone number [Tel]011+81+area code+phone number
[Cel]001010+1+area code+cellphone number [Cel]011+81+cellphone number
   
Taiwan
Taiwan Dial to USA/CAN: USA/CAN Dial to Taiwan:
[Tel]002+1+area code+phone number [Tel]011+886+area code+phone number
[Cel]002+1+area code+cellphone number [Cel]011+886+cellphone number
   

Information

Country or
Area
International prefix Country code Country or
Area
International prefix Country code
Cambodia 00 855
Canada 011 1
China 00 86
Japan 010 81
Taiwan 00 886
United States 011 1
Vietnam 00 84

Internet Connectivity Tips


Public wifi networks are not always common throughout Asia, but most of our hotels offer internet either in-room, lobby kiosks, or both. Depending on location, fees vary from $0-$25USD per evening (tax included).  

 

Pro Traveler Tip for Internet Connectivity

When traveling anywhere, purchasing a local SIM card with a prepaid data and voice plan for your cell phone is a cost-effective way to stay in touch.

 

This is a more involved process since each country follows different practices and regulations, so it is a good idea to research availability before you depart.  For instance, Taiwanese regulations require visitors to show 2 pieces of identification (passport & driver's license will work) before a pre-paid SIM card can be sold.  In Vietnam, it is relatively easy to buy a pre-paid SIM, but it's rare to find one in Japan.

 

There are also 3 criteria which must be met:

 

  1. You must have a GSM compatible phone (GSM is the netwok used by AT&T/T-mobile in the US or Rogers in Canada)
  2. Your phone must be carrier unlocked
  3. You will need to determine if and where a pre-paid SIM can be purchased

 

If connectivity is critical, but you do not want to spend the time to buy a SIM, another more convenient but more expensive option is to purchase a roaming wifi hotspot before departure.  Some companies offer this service such as XCom Global.

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