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Mobile Telephone

Siminn has roaming agreements with roughly 250 telecommunication companies in about 100 countries. Viking Wireless and Og Vodaphona also have agreements. Most mobile phones from the United States will not work as Iceland uses the European system. Phones can be hired.

Internet

Internet cafes offer public access to email and Internet services. Several Internet cafes can be found, especially in Reykjavík.

Media

National radio and TV services are provided by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV), a public service broadcaster possessed by the state. The RUV is gratified to promote the Icelandic language and the nation's history and cultural heritage, its services are funded by a licence fee and advertising revenues. The Icelandic constitution guarantees press freedom. There is a large variety of publications, which includes privately owned and party affiliated newspapers.

Press

The most well known newspapers are DV (evening daily), Fréttablaðið (daily) and Morgunblaðið (morning daily). International English-language newspapers and magazines are available. Online, www.icelandreview.com is an English language site with news and updates.

TV

Stod 2 is the main private station, the others include Syn and Skjar einn. The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service operates the public network, Sjonvarpid.

Radio

Bylgjan is the major private station. The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service operates 2 national networks and 4 regional stations of public radio.

Post

There is an efficient airmail service to Europe.

Post office hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. The post office at Grensásvegir is also open Saturdays 10.00 am to 2.00 pm year round.