Call Your Mom!
If you’re like your author and your mother happens to live on the West Coast of North America, then you’ve waited until now to call her to wish her a happy Mother’s Day. Good for you, you’ve remembered so half the battle is over, now there’s just calling her without using up your cell phone’s credit in under 5 minutes. While Skype is always an excellent option, especially for its video chat features, you’re probably out and about or in the office and unable to have an uniterupted video-chat with mom, which means your cell is probably your only option.
Luckily, China Mobile provides a reliable long-distance calling code that some may know, while others woefully do not. All you need to do is dial 12593 add the international dialing code, which for Canada is 001 the area code and the number. This will reduce the cost of your international call to a fraction of the original price. So the number at the end of all your dialing will look like 12593 001 250 123 4567.
Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at the Shenzhen Standard!