There are Internet centres and cafes in most urban areas.
Internet Service Providers include AOL,
Some multimedia phone booths, often located at railway stations
and airports, offer touch-screen access.
Stamps can be purchased from post offices and many shops and
stores. There are stamp machines outside many post offices.
Post boxes are red. First-class internal mail usually reaches
its destination the day after posting (except in the remote
areas of Scotland), and second-class mail the day after that.
International postal connections are also good. Post office
hours: Monday-Friday 09:00-17:30 hours and Saturday 09:00-12:30
hours, some post offices are open much longer 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.
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
These can be sent from a post office or from a private telephone
(telephone: (0800) 190 190).
- land line
telephone dialing code is 44.
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.
GSM 900 and 1800 networks cover practically the entire country.
Network operators include: