Virtual phone number in China
Have your own phone number in China. Incoming calls can be forwarded anywhere worldwide at the cost of a local call.
In this article we will explain how it works and how you can get a virtual phone number in China now.
A virtual number is a real phone number
A virtual phone number is actually a normal, real phone number. The only difference is that a virtual number isn’t connected to any physical phone line or to any SIM-card.
People calling your Chinese virtual phone number will have the same experience as if calling a regular local number.
When you make calls from your number – people you call will see your number before answering.
You can get your phone number in China here.
Different types of numbers available
In China we can offer local numbers in Beijing and Shanghai.
Who can buy a Chinese phone number?
Registered companies anywhere in the world can buy a phone number in China.
A detailed description of how the phone number is going to be used needs to be provided along with other supporting documents.
What does it cost?
The cost for having a virtual Chinese phone number is based on the following components.
- Monthly cost
- Incoming calls
$0.23 per minute.
- Calls and call forwarding
Costs as a local call.
- Optional add on services
Voice response, call recording requires that you have a Business package ($4.99 per number and month) or Premium (from $11.95 per user and month). This includes free calls and call forwarding.
The easiest way to answer incoming calls to your Chinese phone number is to forward all calls to your regular mobile phone number or to a landline number.
When you receive a forwarded call, you can see the number of the caller – or the virtual number they called – dependent on your settings.
Call forwarding worldwide costs like a regular local call.
There are many other options available for call forwarding, such as answering calls with voice response, sending calls to team members etc.
The person you call can see your number. You can chose if you want to show one of your Sonetel numbers or your regular mobile number.
You will be charged local call rates for the calls you make.
SMS is not supported on virtual phone numbers from China.
Text-to-speech can be used to create the messages to be played to callers. Simply type in the message you want converted into an audio message. You can also upload audio files or record new messages with your phone.
Only use call recording if you can do it without breaking any laws in the country of the phone number, or in the countries where you – and the person you are talking to – is in.
Here are the different subscriptions available.
- Phone number subscription
You can subscribe with monthly renewal, or 1-year or 3-years. The longer the subscription – the lower the monthly cost. You pay in advance for the entire subscription period. You can turn off auto-renewal whenever you want.
- Business package (optional)
The Business package is an optional add-on service that you can add to phone numbers you pay for. It includes free calls, Voice response, call recording and other features. If you have Premium, all features included in the business package are included at no extra cost. Numbers that are free for website cannot have Business packages.
Are there any limitations?
Yes, there are different limitations, dependent on what type of subscription you have.