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Internet

ISPs include Esoterica, which operates an Internet Access Center, and Comnexo, Sonet and Telepac.

Internet cafes exist in all urban areas, with some post offices offering Internet facilities.

Fax

Available from fax bureaux and also some major hotels.

Post

Post office (correios) opening hours:

Monday-Friday 0800-2200 hrs Saturday-Sunday 0900-1800 hrs
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Lisbon Airport Post Office is open 24 hours a day. Airmail to European destinations from continental Portugal and the Azores takes 3 days, from Madeira, up to 5 days. There are poste restante facilities at post offices throughout Portugal.

Press

Each region has its own Portuguese-language daily papers. The English-language newspapers published in Portugal include: Anglo Portuguese News (Lisbon), and The News (Algarve).

Radio

BBC World Service and Voice of America can be received. The frequencies change occasionally and the most up-to-date can be found online.

Telegram

There are telegram facilities available at most of the major hotels. The public office at Praça dos Restauradores, Lisbon is open daily 0900-1800 hrs.

Telephone - land line

  Full IDD is available.
  Country dialing code is 351
  Outgoing international code: 00

There are call boxes in most villages and all the towns and there are also public telephones in many cafes and bars, from which international calls may be made.

Telephone - mobile

GSM 900 and 1800 networks.

Network operators include:

  Optimus
  TMN
  Vodafone
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