Can you explain how to use “Make a Call”?
Sure thing. 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!
I’m trying to make a call. Why should I expect 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, the service 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.
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”).
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