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Vietnam - Communications (Telephone, Post, Internet, TV)
INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE CALLS
Expensive when made from Vietnam but getting more competitive. Internet telephone calls are becoming more common and are available at the many internet cafes in the country.
A regular international post service is available. In addition there are some new, special services such as Express Mail Service (EMS). The domestic EMS ensures that letters and small parcels are delivered within 24-48 hours. International EMS has relations with nearly 30 countries world-wide, with a delivery time ranging from 2 to 10 days. Air mail and small parcels must however be subject to additional charges. Express money transfer is also available; money is delivered to the receiver within 24 hours.
Internet access once upon a time in Vietnam was dismal, slow and expensive, but in recent years with the advent of microwave cable as well as the newly available DSL , Vietnam is heading toward the future showing real promise of high speed connections. Wi-fi is available at resports on Phu Quoc and the Internet age is finally dawning on the country in general. Internet cafes are everywhere and recently even private vacation rental homes are beginning to offer non dial up internet connections.
TELEVISION AND RADIO
Vietnam TV broadcasts three channels throughout the country; satellite channels such as CNN are available in most hotels catering to foreigners. Voice of Vietnam Radio broadcasts throughout the country; all provinces and cities have their own radio stations as well.
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