International Direct Dialing is available. Country code: 86, outgoing international code: 00 (001). Many expats find it convenient and inexpensive to use Internet phone services (VoIP), such as Skype, whatsapp,facetime to make international calls.
GSM, GPRA and CDMA2000 networks provide coverage in Suzhou. China Mobile and China Unicom operate the networks.
You can buy a mobile phone and prepaid phone cards in stores or in the office of China Mobile / China Unicom. A number of stores have service points where you can recharge your phone.
Internet access is generally available in rental apartments. Wi-Fi is available in numerous cafes.
Post from China to other countries takes at least a week. All postal communications to China should be addressed “People’s Republic of China” (PRC). There is also FedEx, DHL and UPS available in Suzhou.
Newspapers & TV
Are available in English; also TV channels in French, German, Korean, Japanese and more.
You can receive home country radio via Internet. China Radio International offers online service in numerous languages, http://www.cri.com.cn.