COMMUNICATION OF BRITAIN

COMMUNICATION OF BRITAIN

TELEPHONES. Most public pay phones in Britain are run by British Telecom (BT). BT no longer offers phonecards, but charge cards can be purchased that bill directly to your credit card. Public phones charge a minimum of lOp and don’t accept lp, 2p, or 5p coins. Mobile phone are an increasingly popular and economical alternative (30). For operator assistance within Britain, dial 192. International direct dial numbers include: AT&T, w 0800 013 0011; British Telecom, 0800 345 144; Canada Direct, 0800 890 016; MCI, 0800 890 222; Sprint, 0800 890 877; and Telkom South Africa, 0800 890 027.

MAIL. To send a postcard or letter within Europe costs £0.37; a postcard to any other international destination costs £0.40, while a letter costs £0.65. Address mail to be held according to the following example: Firstname SURNAME, Poste Res-tante, New Bond St. Post Office, Bath BA1 1A5, UK.

INTERNET ACCESS. Britain is one of the world’s most wired countries. Cybercafes can be found in larger cities. They cost £4-6 per hour, but you often pay for only the time used, not for the whole hour. Online guides to cybercafes in Britain and Ireland, updated daily, include the Cybercafe Search Engine (http:cybercap-tive.com) and Cybercafes.com (www.cybercafes.com).

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