How to Call Hong Kong From the United States

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How to Call Hong Kong From the United States. Get ready for a frenzy of activity and festivals on the main island or some peace and quiet on the outlying islands during a trip to Hong Kong. If you need to call for travel plans, follow the instructions below.

Things You'll Need

  • Foreign Language Phrase Books
  • Travel Guides
  • Telephones
  • Clocks
  • Airline Tickets
  • Telephone Calling Cards

Determine what time it is in Hong Kong before you call. It will be 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the United States, eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Dial the international access code, 011.

Dial the country code for Hong Kong, 852.

Dial the city code for the destination you wish to call. Codes for major cities in Hong Kong include 0 for Sha Tin and Tsun Wan, and 5 for Peng Chau.

Dial the rest of the telephone number.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you follow these steps but still can't connect, dial 00 and ask the international operator to help you place the call.
  • It can be very expensive to call long-distance during business hours, so try to make your phone calls in the evenings and on weekends.

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