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Norway - Communications (Telephone, Post, Internet, TV, Radio)


You can register online for a telephone service from Telenor, Norway's national telecommunications company, but it can sometimes take up to three months for the line to be installed. Although overseas calls are expensive, fixed-line calls within Norway are relatively cheap, and special off-peak low rates apply between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. Telephone bills are issued every three months.

There is internet access in most areas, with broadband facilities available in the main populated areas of the south. Wireless internet facilities are also available, but in some areas access is intermittent. There are many internet service providers.

Norway's mobile phone companies have roaming agreements with companies in other countries, so if covered by one of these you may be able to use your existing mobile phone in Norway. However, some types of phone issued abroad may not work in Norway.

Post Offices are widely available, and are generally open until 5 p.m. on weekdays and until 1 p.m. on Saturdays. It reportedly takes between two and four days for airmail to reach addresses within Europe.

Norway's national broadcaster, NRK, operates two TV channels: NRK-1 and NRK-2, while TV3 Norge operates a commercial channel. Many American TV programmes are shown here with Norwegian sub-titles. There are also many public and commercial radio stations.

Both cable and satellite TV are available in Norway. A digital terrestrial TV service is also being developed.


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