Burma (Myanmar)

Internet, Comunication

Internet, Comunication


Telephone

Country code: +95 International call prefix: 00

The phone numbers in Myanmar are in the format +95 1 234-5678 where "95" is the country code for Myanmar, the next two, three or four digits are the area code and the remaining 6, 7 or 8 digits they are the "local" part of the subscriber number.

International telephone calls can be arranged at the Central Telephone and Telegraph Office, at the corner of Ponsodan and Mahabandoola streets in Yangon. Direct international calls are also possible from most hotels and in many public call offices (often a telephone in a store), but are expensive, for example, a call to the US. UU It costs USD6-7 per minute.

The mobile phone network MPTGSM is provided by the postal and telecommunications agency of the government of Myanmar. This works in the GSM900 band, making it visible for multiband GSM phones. Roaming is available in the GSM 900 network of MPT, subject to agreements between operators; Check with your operator before leaving to be sure. Unfortunately, MPT only has international roaming agreements with operators from a limited number of countries and territories. However, if your own mobile phone can detect the GSM MPT network, then you can buy a USD20 SIM card that will work for 28 days.

As of October 2014, Telenor and Ooredoo, two international companies, entered the market. Sim cards are cheap and widely available (1500 kyat for a Telenor Sim). However, connectivity can still be limited to urban centers, Yangon and Mandalay in particular. Telenor seems to have a better connection and plans to improve the networks massively in the coming years. Although MPT has the broadest coverage, it is also the most expensive.


Mail

According to reports, international mail from Myanmar is quite efficient, despite what some hotels tell you. As everywhere, there is always a risk if you send valuables as ordinary packages. Use EMS for fast and relatively cheap international packages.


Internet

The Internet is now available at low cost in Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan, but it is more limited in other places. However, access can be slow, although now without restrictions. Rates are around 300 kyat / hour in Yangon and 1,000-3,000 kyat / hour in other places. Some hotels, although rare, allow free access to the internet.

Webmail: most of the free webmail providers used to be blocked; however, as of 2015, websites are not blocked. Myanmar has two ISPs, MPT and Bagan. Proxy sites are also not blocked. As of 2011, mobile data services are available. As of October 2014, even 3G works in many parts of Yangon and Mandalay. SIM cards are cheap at USD 1.50 and are available to visitors with a passport. Mobile Internet is ridiculously cheap: MMK6 by MegaByte.

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