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Frankfurt - Communications (Telephone, Internet, TV, Post)
Die Deutsche Telekom AG
Auf der Zeil
069 90 92 0
Viag Interkom GmbH and Co.
Auf der Zeil
Many expats also rely on cellular service, rather than residential phone lines. There are numerous cellular service providers in Frankfurt, and they typically offer a wide range of plans. One of the most popular providers is RoamSimple, which offers pay as you go plans to help you manage your communication budget. You can find more information about this service at www.roamsimple.com.
Another frequently used provider that offers cellular service is Blauworld. This company also offers short term cell phone rentals, so if you need quick access to telephone communication while you're setting up a residential line, this is a good temporary choice. To find out more about their services, visit www.blauworld.de.
Short term cell phones are also available at the airport, but the prices are significantly higher than if you purchase from a carrier in the city.
Local television channels can be accessed with just your television antenna, but there are no English language broadcast channels accessible in Frankfurt. If you want a wide variety of channels, you will need to set up satellite television service. Most installers offer packages through the SKY network, which includes a variety of English channels, as well as channels in German and other languages.
If you are renting an apartment or flat, make sure that your landlord will allow you to have a satellite installed. Also, you will want to check with an installer to make sure your satellite can be positioned correctly to receive satellite feeds.
Residential high speed internet access is extremely uncommon in Frankfurt, and few residents even use modem connections. There are numerous internet cafes throughout the city where you can surf the web for about 3 or 4 Euros per hour. Some Starbucks location in Frankfurt offer free or cheap wireless internet access,
There are several full service post offices in Frankfurt, but many of them are difficult to find. The three easiest full service post offices are:
- Inside the Hauptbahnhof (central station), near the McDonalds by the long distance ICE/IRE trains.
- In the Zeil shopping area.
- Near the Sudbahnhof (southern station), across the square from exit Diesterwegplatz.
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