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Sweden Communications
Sweden Communications -

A brilliant service is widely available throughout Sweden.


Main ISPs include Dataphone and Svenska Internet Centralen.

Internet cafes exist in all major urban areas but are scarcer outside of these areas.


Telegrams can be sent from most post offices and hotels.


 Full International Direct Dialling (IDD) is available

 The Sweden country code is 46

 The outgoing international code is 00

  Coin operated pay phones no longer exist, they are all now card operated. Cards are easily accessible from kiosks and newsagents, and instructions in English are displayed in most booths. Credit card phones are indicated by a ?CCC? sign, and are widely available.

Mobile telephones

 Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) 900/1800 and 3G networks are available

 Main network providers include: Comviq, Telia AB and Vodafone.

 Coverage is obtainable across most Sweden.


Post offices in Sweden are usually open during normal shopping hours, monday to friday from 8.00 am to 10. pm, and saturday 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. Some branches may be closed on saturdays during July.

The post boxes in Sweden are yellow. Stamps and aerograms are on sale at post offices and also at most stationers and bookstalls. Airmail within Europe takes 3 to 4 days. Poste Restante facilities are broadly available in post offices.


The provinces have their own newspapers which are broadly read in their respective regions, the major dailies are confined largely to the capital and consist of such titles as Svenska Dagbladet, Expressen, Aftonbladet and Dagens Nyheter. Many papers are financed by political parties but independence and freedom of the press is securely maintained. All papers are in Swedish.


BBC World Service and Voice of America can be received. From time to time the frequencies vary and the most up to date can be found online.