Services are widely available.
There are many Internet cafes. ISPs include Nextra (website:
Letters up to 20g and postcards within Europe are sent by
airmail. Letters within Europe take 2 to 4 days, and to the
USA 4 to 6 days. Stamps may be purchased in post offices or
tobacco shops. Post boxes are yellow, red stripes mean that
the box is also emptied weekends and bank holidays.
A Poste Restante service is available at
most post offices. Address mail to ‘Postlagernd’
(‘Hauptpostlagernd’ if a main post office), followed
by the person’s name, town, and post code.
Post office hours: generally Monday-Friday
0800-1200 hrs and 1400-1800 hrs, and Saturday 0800-1000 hrs,
but main post offices and those at major railway stations
are open for 24 hours, 7 days a week, including public holidays.
The Wiener Zeitung, established in 1703,
is the oldest newspaper in the world. Newspapers are in German.
The national daily with the largest circulation is the Neue
Kronen-Zeitung, followed by Kurier, Der Standard
and Die Presse. English-language newspapers and magazines
are also widely available, particularly in the big cities
and tourist resorts.
World Service and Voice
of America radio stations can be received. From time to
time the frequencies change and the most up-to-date can be
Facilities are available from any post office, telegrams can
also be sent by dialling 10 from any telephone.
- land line
IDD is available.
dialing code is 43
Call boxes are grey and found in all areas. International
calls can be made from payphones with 4 coin slots. Trunk
calls within Austria and to 40 countries are cheaper Monday-Friday
1800-0800 hrs and approximately 35 per cent cheaper at the
weekend (from 1300 hrs Saturday to 0800 hrs Monday).
international code is 00
Services number 112
Police: 133, Ambulance: 144, Fire: 122.
Telephone - mobile
GSM 900 and 1800 networks.
Network operators are: