Fax facilities are available at the Central Telegraph Office
on Mahabandoola Street and there are more facilities at the Post
and Telecommunications Corporation in Yangon.
GSM 900 network is run by Myanmar
Posts and Telecommunications. Fees are expensive and
ISPs include the Ministry
of Post and Telecommunication. Expensive Set-up fees.
It takes up to a week for airmail to reach Europe and letterforms
are quicker than normal letters. To ensure dispatch, it is best
to go to the post office in person to acquire a certificate of posting,
for which a small fee is charged.
The newspapers published in English are The New Light of Myanmar
and the Guardian. Also, Myanmar Travel & Tours publishes
a tourist publication, Today, in English.
Magazines published locally in English include Golden Myanmar,
Myanmar Chronicle and Myanmar Perspective, all are available
World Service and Voice
of America are received. Occasionally the frequencies change
and the most current can be found online.
Country dialing code: 95.
Outgoing international code: 00.
IDD is offered in the main cities.
For emergencies, dial 199 (police), 191 (fire)
and 192 (ambulance).
There is a limited public internal telephone service. Only bigger
cities can be dialed direct from inside Myanmar; smaller towns continue
to use manual switchboards, therefore callers must ask the operator
to connect them to a specific town operator.
Telephone & Telegraph (CTT) office situated on the corner
of Pansodan and Mahabandoola Streets is the only public location
in the country from where international calls can be conveniently
The office is open Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm and
weekends and holidays 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.