Regardless of whether it’s securing business negotiations with a partner in Beijing or keeping in touch with a cousin studying abroad in Shanghai, international calls to China can result in expensive charges with a traditional phone company. However, with a VoIP provider, calling China can cost just pennies per minute.
International phone calls with a VoIP provider are more affordable than a traditional phone company because VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is an Internet phone service that avoids using the traditional phone line to transfer voice data. According to tech and telecom expert Rachel Greenberg, “Some traditional phone companies charge high prices for transmitting calls, sometimes as much as $3.00/minute, while VoIP providers offer much cheaper rates, frequently as low as $0.01/minute. Many offer special deals and no cost minutes as well”.
VoIP Review has announced the top business and residential VoIP providers with the lowest price for international calling rates to China. And as with all VoIP services, VoIP-to-VoIP calling is always no cost, so if friends or family in China use the same provider, all calls should be free of charge.
Here are the best VoIP providers for calling China:
Axvoice offers some of most competitive international calling rates, as calls to China cost only $0.015/minute on a basic plan. For residential VoIP users who make a significant number of international calls, Axvoice offers two accommodating international residential plans.
The Residential International plan costs $16.58/month and includes unlimited calling to 45 countries including China.
The Residential International Plus plan features unlimited calling to China and 59 other countries for $29.99/month.
8x8 is a business VoIP company, which provides calling rates to China for as low as $0.02/minute.
For those users who make a high quantity of international phone calls, 8x8 offers Unlimited Global Extensions. Users can make an unlimited number of phone calls to China and more than 40 other countries for a monthly charge of $79.99.
VOIPo is a home and small business VoIP provider with cheap international calling rates. For a call to China, it costs VoIP users just $0.02/minute.
VOIPo also offers 60 free international minutes per month on each service plan. These minutes go toward international calls to specified countries, including China. Users can also upgrade from 60 to 1,200 international minutes for an extra $7.95/month.
Voip.com offers 60 free international minutes per month to over 55 countries, such as China. After users finish using those 60 minutes, calls to China cost just $0.021/minute.
This VoIP provider also features an International Plus plan, in which users receive 1,200 free minutes per month to those countries. Voip.com offers several payment plans for this world plan, such as $24.95/month for month-to-month service or a one-year pre-paid plan for $179.95, which averages $14.99/month
Residential VoIP provider ITP charges $0.035/minute to call China.
ITP also features a global unlimited residential line for $24.99/month with unlimited calling to 60 countries including China. For users in need of two lines, ITP presents a two-line global unlimited plan, which offers unlimited calling to those same 60 countries for $48.99/month.