INTERNET PHONES & POST
◆ Internet Access in Dorm
There is an Ethernet socket in each room at Foreign Student Dormitory No.2. The fee is already included in the rent. Wireless connection is not available on campus.
Once you get your internet working, please make sure that you check your email everyday so that you will not miss any important messages.
◆On Campus Wireless Internet Access
Most areas of Handan Campus are covered by Fudan Wireless Internet Access.
To log in, use proper username and password.
Username: Please enter your Fudan student number (not application number starting with letter c). Remember it because it is useful to you during your exchange study at Fudan.
Password: Try last six digits of your passport number which you provided in your application, if there are letters in last six, substitute letters with number 0. If you still cannot log in, try 666666.
◆ Fixed Phone
Each of you will have one fixed line in student dorm. You only have to buy a 201 China Telecom Card to make out-going phone calls. Incoming calls are free of charge. And you may also use the internet card for making phone calls on one of the fixed lines. 201 cards can be purchased at mom and pop stores in the university vicinity. It is a very economical way for domestic calling.
For international calls, tell people in the States to get a long distance plan and IP card to call you---much more economical that way. IP cards maybe used by phoning the US, RMB 30-50 (depending on your haggling skill) gives one 36 minutes.
Tip: Most 201 cards are paid generally 70% percent off or even lower.
◆ Mobile Phone
Mobile phones are highly recommended; you’ll soon learn that they are a must have item. To get your mobile phone working, you need to purchase a SIM card in 24-hour convenient shops with a new mobile number assigned to it. And just as with the internet access at your dorm, for recharge, you buy recharge minute cards or go directly to nearby service branches of China Unicom or China Mobile.
China Mobile(中国移动) Operator is strongly recommended for its cheap price and good service, and the brand M-Zone under it is especially designed for students.
All the brands under China Mobile offer a special service that enables you to call US in a cheap way. It costs 1RMB/month for the service, and 0.4RMB/min for the calling.
To activate the service: use SMS to send KTXGX to 10086
After activation, here’s the right way to call: dial 12593+ 00+ country code+ number
◆ Regular Mail
Whether the address is in English or in Chinese, make sure the words “Fudan University” are included. You will receive your mail from the front desk of Foreign Students’ dormitory.
In English your address is:
Foreign Students Apartment, your room number
No. 57 Wudong Rd.
For best results, have the sender write the copy in address in Chinese as follows:
复旦大学留学生公寓楼 your room number
(NB：The English and Chinese versions of the address are not exactly the same, but mail will arrive in either case.）
◆ Postage Rates in China
Airmail to Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan
Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 1.00 (Additional RMB 0.5 is charged for airmail)
to somewhere outside of Shanghai
Note: The above postage is quoted in RMB.