Toll Free numbers are an extremely popular tool for companies all over the world. Not only do they allow customers to call you free of charge, they can give your company the appearance of a local company. In this article, we’re going to talk about one of the most widely requested Toll Free numbers on the market, China. We’ll explore the restrictions behind China’s 800 number and the options available on the market for it.
China 800 Numbers
A China 800 number, also referred to as a 10-800 number, is one of the Toll Free number options available in China. The other option is a China 400 number. These numbers work just like any other Toll Free number but China 800 numbers come with some restrictions.
A China 800 number is a little more restrictive than its counterpart, the 400 number. For starters, a China 800 number can’t be dialed from mobile phones. Also, rather than getting one number that can work country-wide, you’ll be given a separate 800 number for the Northern part of China and the Southern part of China.
These numbers start with 10 800 followed by seven digits.
10 800 140 XXXX (China- South)
10 800 714 XXXX (China- North)
How Much Do China 800 Numbers Cost?
Depending on your carrier, China 800 numbers are offered in a number of way. Most of them are offered at a monthly cost.
Toll Free numbers are commonly packaged with a bundle of minutes. These plans are offered at different tiers depending on the number of minutes that are included along with the number. The monthly cost increases as the number of minutes increase. Low end bundle packages for a China 800 number start around $50 a month but for more minutes, these plans can exceed a few hundred dollars.
Other carriers offer the China 800 number at a monthly cost but then charge you separately for the minutes. The price for the number on its own averages around $14 a month. Keep in mind, there will be a per minute cost associated with your number. Depending on the plan you choose, this can be upwards of 50 cents a minute.
Following along the same lines as the last plan, some carriers sell their number individually but bundle it with their Cloud PBX service. A Cloud PBX gives your phone number the functionality of a business phone by offering calling features such as call recording and call forwarding. For a China 800 number, the cost is around $22 a month. Keep in mind, like the last plan, you’ll be charged a per minute cost.
Regardless of which plan you choose, Toll Free numbers are essential in the modern business world.