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There are Internet cafes and centres in most of the urban areas. ISPs include AOL, BT Internet and Freeserve. Some multimedia phone booths, located at main railway stations and airports, offer touch-screen access.


Stamps are available from post offices and many of the shops and stores. There are stamp machines outside some post offices. First-class internal mail usually reaches its destination the day after posting (except in remote areas of Scotland), and second-class mail the day after that. Post office hours: Monday-Friday 09:00-17:30 hours and Saturday 09:00-12:30 hours, some post offices have extended hours.


UK circulation figures are amongst the highest in the world with about 10 major newspapers. The more influential newspapers are The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer (on Sunday) and The Times. The popular 'tabloid' newspapers are The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror and The Sun. Most papers have an Sunday newspaper, though there are some independents. There are daily regional newspapers, particularly in Scotland and the north.


BBC World Service and Voice of America radio stations can be received. From time to time the frequencies do change and up-to-date info can be found online.


These can be sent from a post office or from a private telephone (telephone: (0800) 190 190).

Telephone - land line

 Full IDD available.
 Country telephone dialing code is 44.
 Outgoing dialling international code is 00

There are many public call boxes. Some boxes take coins, others only phone cards or credit cards. There are a few suppliers of telecommunication networks, chiefly British Telecom and Cable & Wireless.

Telephone - mobile

GSM 900 and 1800 networks cover practically the entire country. Network operators include:

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