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Facilities are available in some large hotels in urban areas.


Internet cafes are available in the major towns.

Mobile telephone

GSM 900 network operator in the area is Lao Shinawatra. Still no widespread coverage; however, access to the Thai mobile telephone system may be possible from Vientiane and border regions.


There are a few English-language dailies in Laos including the Vientiane Times.


BBC World Service and Voice of America can be received. Occasionally the frequencies change and the most current can be found online.


Country code: 856.
Outgoing international code: 00.

 Restricted IDD is available.
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