Electricity & Communication
Taiwan uses electric current of 110 or 220 volts at 60 cycles.
Appliances from abroad might need an adaptor or transformer.
The most commonly used plugs are Type A (two flat pins), which are similar to Japan, US, and Canada. Type B (North American Three Pin) are also used; usually for computer or appliance use.
Plug type A
Plug type B
- Public phones in Taiwan are divided primarily into two types, coin and card.
Coin phones accept coins in denominations of NT$1, NT$5, and NT$10.
Phone cards are IC stored value cards and are available in NT$100, NT$200 and NT$300 versions; sold at railway stations and convenience stores.
For domestic calls, NT$1 buys one minute of phone time each time. For int'l calls, insert minimum NT$5.
When making local calls it is not necessary to dial the area code, while for long-distance calls area code must be added before the phone number.
- Int’l Direct Dialing
(1) To Taiwan Int'l Dial Out Code + Country Code (886) + Area Code (omit the digit 0 ) + Phone Number e.g. Canada → Pingtung : 011 + 886 +8 + xxxxxxx
(2) From Taiwan Taiwan Int’l Dial Out Code (002,005,006,007,009,019) + Country Code + Area Code (omit the digit 0 ) + Phone Number e.g. Taiwan → Japan : 002 (or 005,006,007,009,019) + 8 + Area Code (omit the digit 0) + Phone Number *For inquiries, dial the free service line: 0800-080100
- Relevant Links Chunghwa Telecom
- Home Country Direct reverse charge calls (a.k.a. collect calls), call free service line 0800-080100 for the latest dialing codes.