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Shanghai 17908 IP Calling Card Manual

Shanghai Telecom 17908 IP telephone service can make international calls (excluding marine satellite phone calls) and domestic long-distance calls at any double audio phone in Shanghai through the 17908 access code.

Convenient Using & Complete Functions

The instructions of Shanghai Telecom17908 IP Card are as follows:
1. Pick up the phone and dial the access code 17908 upon hearing the dial tone.
2. Select the language (1 for Mandarin; 2 for English) according to the voice prompt.
3. Dial Card No. (12 digits) + # (pound key)
4. Dial Pin No. (4 digits) + #
5. Dial the phone number according to the voice prompt and end with #; for other services, please press # directly.
6. Services which can be provided after pressing #
"1" for balance inquiry
"2" for pin number change
"3" for shrinking code services
"5" for balance transfer
"6" for mobile phone binding
"0" for return

More Choices -- Binding Cell Phones

Shanghai Telecom 17908 IP Card can be bound with cell phones. Long-distance calls by cell phones cost little too!
Opening hours: July 1, 2002
Opening ranges: Shanghai Mobile phones with the first three numbers of 139, 138, 137, 136, 135, 134, 150, 158 and 159; Shanghai Unicom phones with the first three numbers of 130, 131, 132, 133, 153 and 156.
Binding range: Shanghai Telecom 17908 IP Card (Category C)

How to use?

Cell phone users should finish the setting of binding function upon their purchase of 17908 (Category C) Card. By completing the binding can users make long-distance calls, relevant expenses will be deducted from this card.

The basic voice prompt of binding function is as follows: dial 17908→choose language→inject 12-digit card number + # (key pound) →inject 4-digit pin number + #→choose “other services” + # →press 6 to choose cell phone binding + # →press 1 for binding finished→press 2 to cancel binding.

After the cell phone finishes its binding, it should follow the voice prompt while making long-distance calls.

Surprisingly low fees

Domestic long-distance calls RMB0.30/per minute

International long-distance calls RMB2.40/per minute (the USA [including Alaska and Hawaii; excluding countries and regions whose access codes are "1"] and Canada)

RMB3.60/per minute (Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Iceland, Panama, Mariana Islands, Bermuda Islands, Malawi, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Bahrain, Kuwait, Brunei, Cyprus and Laos)

RMB7.60/per minute (French Guiana, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, Mayotte, Lesotho, Estonia, Mali, Morocco, Bulgaria, Kenya, Burma, Congo-Kinshasa, Syria, Angola, Nigeria, Belgium, Senegal, Switzerland, Qatar and Belarus)

RMB12/per minute (Djibouti, North Korea, Liechtenstein, Greenland, Ascension, Western Samoa, Eritrea and Marshall Islands)

RMB15/per minute (Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue Island, Norfolk, East Timor, Sao Tome and Principe,St Helena Island,Wallis and Futu, Diego Garcia,Guinea-Bissau,Solomon Islands,Tokelau Islands,Cuba, Cook Islands, Falkland Islands, Somalia, Tuvalu and Vanuatu)

RMB4.60/per minute (other countries)

Calls to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan RMB1.50/ per minute

* Local call charge made by 17908 IP Card users is in line with its current standard.

* Users of 17908 IP Card will not enjoy the preferential policy of making international calls, national calls and calls to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan on different periods and holidays.

* Mobile phone charge produced by using 17908 IP Card is in line with the charging standard of China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.

Major Functions

1. There are card number and pin number on each card. Users can change the pin number at any time.
2. International long-distance calls (marine satellite phone calls excluded) and domestic long-distance calls can be made by this card.
3. Each operating step is guided by voice prompt.
4. Users of 17908 IP Card can make inquiry on card balance through phones at any time.
5. For convenience, the shrinking code service enables commonly used phone numbers to be set as any digit from 0 to 9.


1. Please keep the card safe in case someone else steals it to make phone calls.
2. As soon as you purchase the card, please reset an easily-remembered new pin number. Make sure that the new pin number is kept firmly in your mind.
3. 17908 IP Card should be used within the valid period. Please transfer the balance from the old card into a new card before the expiration date.
4. 17908 IP Card does not provide such services as loss registration and check-list inquiry. Once it is sold, to withdraw the card is not allowed.
5. Shanghai Telecom 17908 IP Card cannot support the use outside Shanghai for the moment.
6. The binding service of mobile phones with Shanghai Telecom 17908 IP Card:
It is only open to card users of Category C while users of Category A cannot have such service for the time being.

The binding service is of one-on-one use, i.e., one card bound to one cell phone.

After using up the first bounded card, users should purchase another card to rebind.

Binding service of fixed-line telephones with card of Category C is not available for the time being.

Bound cell phones can make phone calls to users of both fixed-line phones and cell phones.

Inquiry phone
Shanghai Telecom Customer Service Hotline: 10000 (24 hours)

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