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Voicemail is now available

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You may have noticed voicemail from CallMeInChina!  We quietly rolled that out a few months ago as a standard part of our service.

Automatic Voicemail:

The voicemail service will automatically pick up an unanswered call after thirty to forty seconds and your party will be directed to leave a message for you.  As soon as the message is left, we’ll send you an email notification with the voicemail attached as an mp3 file.

Direct Your Calls to Voicemail:

You can also direct the service to ring straight to voicemail by changing your destination prefix to “Voicemail” as shown in the image below.  After logging in on the website, click on the “Edit” link to get the “New Destination” dialog box, select “Voicemail”, then click “Save”:

Your number will then show that calls are being directed to voicemail by showing “Voicemail” followed by your number between parentheses in the “Destination Number” column:

To take calls again, simply change your destination prefix back to the country of your choosing:

Rate drop to Hong Kong

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Good news!  To temper the rise in rates to China, we’ve been able to squeeze out a little more value for our customers in Hong Kong.  Starting April 1st, our rates to Hong Kong are now below $0.03!

Rate increase to China

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Oh no!  We are sorry to announce that starting April 1st, our rates to China will be increasing.

Calls to China have been steadily increasing over the past six months, mostly due to increased regulation and taxes. We have done our best to absorb these costs, but they have increased rather dramatically in the past two months. China is still relatively competitive compared to many other destinations, fortunately, but they are increasing. The new monthly rate to China will be $0.058. These rates will go into effect on April 1st, 2013. We hope this will not discourage you from remaining in contact with your friends, family, and customers!

Hong Kong rates will fortunately not change. Remember, you can always visit our FAQ page for our rates.

Discounted Phone Numbers for CallMeInChina Customers

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As part of our celebrating the “Year of the Snake”, we’ve got a special offer for all CallMeInChina members:  Discounted phone numbers in the US and Canada!

If you were thinking of getting a second number or subscription, perhaps as a way to stay in touch with a dedicated family member, friend, or customer, now is the perfect time.

Just log into your subscription and, underneath your CallMeInChina number, you’ll see several new numbers in various regions available to add to your subscription.

Assigning a new number to your subscription is easy

  • Select the number and click “Submit”.

The number will be prorated based on the day of the month you signed up with CallMeInChina and will be ready to go as soon as you set the destination.

These numbers are the same high quality as what you are currently using.  We are trying to clear out some inventory and thought our customers might want to take advantage of deep discounts.  The prices for these numbers are permanent, but we won’t offer them forever, so take advantage now!

If you have any questions or need any help, feel free to contact us at support at our domain dot com.

Now Serving Taiwan and Macau

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We are excited to announce that Call Me In China can now forward calls into Taiwan and Macau in addition to China and Hong Kong. Up until now, we have offered virtual phone numbers in many countries and route those calls to you in China and Hong Kong.  Today we announce that we can now also offer that same service optimized for calls to Taiwan and Macau as well.

If you are a business owner in Taiwan or Macau who wants to expand into foreign markets, this is a great way to give your buyers a customer service number that is a local call for them.  Even if you answer the call in New Taipei, your customer will feel that help is nearby.

If you are planning a trip or extended stay in Taiwan or Macau, you now have the ability to offer your family and friends an easy number for them to call to keep up with you while you’re away.

We are excited to announce this new service area extension and look forward to keeping you connected.

 

Community Volunteering Day 2012

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On Friday of last week, we initiated the 1st Annual Call Me In China Community Volunteering Day!  During this celebration, the company management team all spent the day volunteering in their communities.  Because we are team distributed around the world, we decided to volunteer in our local communities while co-supporting each other via text and email.

By all reports, our first Community Volunteering Day was a success.  In fact, the team is looking to bump up the event to twice yearly.

We know that we only play one role among many in our community.  We are grateful for all the customers, vendors, partners, employees and their families who contribute to making Call Me In China happen.  Thanks for being a part of the Call Me In China community!

Call Me in China Mobile App for iPhone

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More mobile apps news!

We are excited to announce the release of the Call Me In China app for the iPhone! The app is free to use with a subscription to a Call Me In China virtual number.

The app further extends the Call Me In China service offering these useful features:

  1. Set your Destination – You can now change your destination number from the palm of your hand. No need to log in to the website and do it there.
  2. Callbacks! – You can now call back to your home country with the Call Me in China service and have your virtual number show up on the caller ID! This is a feature that many people have asked for and we’re now happy to provide it to you*.

For more detailed information, review the Android app announcement. Both apps have the same features.

* Fees for calling back are not the same as calling to China or Hong Kong. They are also subject to competitive rates in your local country. Please check our FAQ for rate information where you can even check for the rates for specific numbers.

CallMeInChina Mobile App for Android is Now Available!

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What’s the big news?

We are excited to announce the release of the Call Me In China app for Android!  This is our very first release of a mobile app and we are sure that you’ll like it.  First of all, the app is free for Call Me in China customers.  And, it gives you two useful features:

  • Set your Destination – You can now change your destination number from the palm of your hand.  No need to log in to the website and do it there.
  • Callbacks!  – You can now call back to your home country with the Call Me in China Service!  This is a feature that many people have asked for and we’re now happy to provide it to you*.

What about the iPhone?

The iPhone app is on it’s way!  Look for an announcement soon.

Where do I get the app?

Just go to the Google Play Store and search for “Call Me in China”.  If you are having internet blocking problems in China, then try downloading the app directly from the Call Me in China homepage (click on the “Mobile” link at the bottom).  Be sure that your Security settings allow you to download and install non-Market apps (go to Settings -> Security and search for “Unknown Sources”).

How do I use the app?

Though the app is very simple, we’d like to tell you what to expect when using – especially for the callback feature.  Callbacks may seem a little confusing at first, but once you get used to it, you’ll enjoy it.
You’ll need to have an internet connection.  It doesn’t need to be super fast, but the app does have to communicate with the Call Me in China service over the internet. First off, when you start the application, you’ll have to sign in, as usual.  You only need to sign in once; the app will remember who you are.
After logging in, you’ll arrive at the Overview Screen which shows you your Call Me in China numbers and your destinations.  If you have more than one Call Me in China number, you can swipe to the right to see your additional numbers and destinations. At the bottom of the Overview Screen are two important buttons:  Set Destination and Make a Call.

Setting Your Destination

Setting your destination is easy.  Just tap on the Set Destination button and go to the set destination screen.  Here you can choose your country code and then type in your phone number.  You only need to type digits – no parentheses, plus signs, or periods are needed.

Callbacks

Want to finally call back to your home country showing your virtual number on caller ID?  Just tap on “Make a Call” to arrive at the Callback Screen.  Here, you can type in the number that you want to call or you can tap the “Contacts”  button to choose a contact.Don’t forget:  You need the proper country code in front of the phone number.  For example, if you’re calling back to the USA or Canada, make sure that the number you’re calling begins with a “1”.  If you’re calling Italy, make sure that the number begins with a “39” and so on. Once you are ready, type “Call”.  You should eventually see a message pop up telling you to expect a call!  That’s right – the Call Me in China service will call you.  What’s going on?  Read on…

What’s happening when I make a call?

Well, that’s why we call them “callbacks” – you are being called back by the Call Me in China service.  To avoid expensive international fees, the Call Me in China service calls you first.  Then, when you answer, it will connect you to the number that you want to call.  It usually takes anywhere from 2-5 seconds for your phone to start ringing.  Once it does, you’re on your way to talking with your friends, family, and customers back home.
* Fees for calling back are not the same as calling to China or Hong Kong.  They are also subject to competitive rates in your local country.  Please check our FAQ for rate information where you can even check for the rates for specific numbers.

Refer friends

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Refer your friends and associates to Call Me in China and earn $10 in Calling Credit for each signup!  When you send out an invitation to any of your contacts and they sign up through the link provided in the sample email (don’t change the link or you won’t get credit!) then Call Me in China will credit your subscription $10.  This is a great way to earn plenty of extra talk time with Call Me in China – $10 can go a long way.

You can access the “Refer Friends” page when you log in to your subscription.  Take a look at the image – just click on the “Refer Friends” button and Call Me in China will generate a sample email for you.  All you have to do is add your friends contact email.  You are welcome to change the email text if you want, just don’t change the link (“Here’s the link…”)!

You can also access the “Refer Friends” from the footer menu on the home page.

You are welcome to sign up as many friends and contacts as you want; there is no limit to how much credit you can earn!

The Big News: Call Me in China Mobile Apps

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We are now testing our new Android and iPhone apps. With these apps you will be able to call back and forth to China without using any cell phone minutes at all. Add us to your Facebook news feed to make sure you see the release date announcement! Check out our snazzy app icon.

These apps are designed to save you time, plus introduce a new feature: calling out. Using the Call Me in China apps for Android and iPhone you’ll be able to browse your Call Me in China numbers, set your destinations, and make calls to contacts back in your home country.

We’re already working on ideas for the next version as well. If there’s a new feature that you’d like to see, please let us know!