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ID: 1699 Intermediate
If you're from a place like the United States, you might be used to paying exorbitant monthly fees for your cellular phone service. In China, the fees can be very low indeed even including data, but there's a secret: you need to sign up for a monthly service plan. In this Chinese lesson, learn how to abandon pay-as-you-go and get on a data plan.
Wed Jun 22 2011 | Jenny, John
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|欠费||qiànfèi||to owe money|
|停机||tíngjī||to be suspended (of telephone service)|
|充||chōng||to add, to charge|
duìbuqǐ ，nín de diànhuà yǐ qiànfèi tíngjī 。
I'm sorry. Your phone is out of money and service has been suspended.
bù kěnéng a ，wǒ zuótiān chōng le yībǎi kuài ，zěnme zhème kuài jiù tíngjī le ？
That's impossible. I charged 100 kuai to it yesterday. How could it be suspended so quickly?
nǐ yǒumeiyǒu dǎ shénme qíguài de diànhuà ？
Did you call any strange numbers?
méiyǒu a ，wǒ zhǐ dǎ le jǐ ge diànhuà gěi péngyou ，dōu shì Shànghǎi de hàomǎ 。
No. I just called my friends - all Shanghai numbers.
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