Electricity & Telecommunications
- Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt sockets.
- Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.
Both coin and card pay public phones are available in Taiwan:
- Coin phones accept coins in denominations of NT$1, NT$5, and NT10.
- Card phones accept both magnetic-strip and IC stored-value cards available in amounts of NT$100, NT$200, and NT$300. These cards are sold in railway stations, bus stations, and convenience stores.
- Local calls from public phones are charged at NT$1 per minute.
- International direct calls are charged at NT$5 per specified unit of time.
When making local calls, it is not necessary to dial the area code; however, when making long-distance calls, first dial the area code of the receiving party (see the explanations on public telephones) and then the number itself.Calling Overseas Direct from Taiwan
- Dial Taiwan's international access code (002 or 009).
- Dial the country code of the country being called (Ex. "1" for the US, "86" for mainland China).
- Dial in the area code of the called party (leaving out the long-distance digit, "0").
Dial the local number of the called party. For operator-assisted international calls, please dial "100."
For information on international calling, call this toll-free number: 0800-080-100.
- For international reverse charges or credit calls the dial-up codes for various countries are as follows
- Australia 00801-610-610, 00801-610-061
- Canada 00801-120-012
- Germany 00801-490-049
- Hong Kong 00801-852-111
- Italy 00801-390-039
- Japan 00801-810-051. 00801-810-033
- South Korea 00801-820-820
- Malaysia 00801-600-060
- The Philippines 00801-630-063, 00801-630-630
- Singapore 00801-656-565
- United Kingdom 00801-440-044
- United States (AT&T) 00801-102-880
- United States (MCI) 00801-13-4567 (English), 00801-13-9988 (Mandarin)
Dial-up codes are subject to change. For toll-free information on current codes call: 0800-080-100