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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.

Mobile telephone

GSM 900 network is run by Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications. Fees are expensive and coverage limited.


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 from bookshops.


BBC 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.

The Central 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 arranged.

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.
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