Toll free numbers are extremely popular for businesses because it allows their customers to call them without being charged.
Instead, the owner of the Toll Free number pays on the customer’s behalf. Toll Free numbers have become increasingly popular and because of this, we’re often asked about their cost. These numbers can be purchased for many countries around the world but the price can vary quite a bit depending on a number of factors. In this article, we’ll talk bout China Toll Free numbers and the potential costs associated with this specific number.
China Toll Free numbers
China is one of the most popular Toll Free numbers on the market today. There are two types of Toll Free numbers for the country of China- 400 numbers and 10-800 numbers.
400 numbers serves the entire country of China and can be called from mobile phones. There numbers start with 400 followed by a 1 and six digits.
400 1XXX XXX
10-800 numbers come with more restrictions. For starters, this type of number can’t be called from mobile phones. Also, this type of number requires two different phone number to work throughout the country. You’ll be given a separate phone number for both the northern and southern part of China. These numbers start with 10 800 followed by seven digits.
10 800 XXX XXXX
Because China Toll Free numbers are so popular, you’ll find that most providers offer them and even keep quite a few of them in stock. The price of this type of number varies based on the plan you decide on.
A majority of Toll Free numbers are charged on a monthly basis. However, the monthly cost depends on the type of plan you choose.
Some Toll Free numbers are offered bundled with a specific amount of calling minutes. These types of plans are often tiered with more calling minutes equating to a higher monthly cost. Plans on the lower end of minutes start around $50 a month but for high minute users, the cost can hit a thousand dollars a month.
Other providers offer the number individually and instead, charge you per minute for your calls. This type of plan averages around $14 a month for the phone number with the per minute charge depending on the originating and terminating fees assigned by your provider.
An originating fee comes from the location where the call is place while the terminating fees depends on how and where the call is delivered. In this case, the originating fee comes from China since this is a China Toll Free number. The terminating fee will depend on how you answer your calls: on VoIP, a landline or a mobile phone.
Like the previous plan, some providers sell numbers bundled with a Cloud PBX. A Cloud PBX gives your phone number a wide range of capabilities including call recording and time-of-day routing. You’ll still be charged the per minute charges but for an average of $22 a month, you’ll have a phone number with a more features.
There are plenty of providers and plans on the market for China Toll Free numbers. Do your homework and decide which type of plan is right for your individual situation.