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Romania - Communications


ROMTELECOM -- Autonomous Telecommunication National Company -- is the national operator. The telephone system relies on current technology and is available throughout Romania, though small villages may be without service.

International calling is available and cell phones can be easily secured. Public telephones require a phone card as the phones are not made to accept currency. Phone cards can be purchased at the Post Office or from street vendors.

Additional facts:

- Approximately one-third of exchange capacity is digital
- 90% of the telephone network is automatic
- The use of fiber optics is limited
- The main cell phone service providers are Connex, Cosmorom, and Orange

Postal Service

The Postal Service is government owned. Offices are open from 7 AM to 7 PM Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays until 1:00 PM, with post offices in metropolitan areas remaining open much later during the summer season -- usually until 10:00 PM. Postage stamps are available in Post Offices and also at newsstands. It should be noted that postage is relatively expensive. It takes mail about five days to get to Britain and up to fourteen days to arrive at North American or Australian destinations.

Bucharest has the following express mail services:

DHL International Romania
85-87, Emanoil Porumbaru,
Tel: 222-1771, 222-1777

Federal Express
22 Polona St.
Tel: 211-1580

UPS United Parcel Service
196 Calea Rahovei
Tel: 312-8117, 210-5050

TNT Express Worldwide
16-18 Magheru Blvd., 4th floor, Suite 35
Tel: 312-8117, 210-5050


AM and FM radio broadcasts throughout the country, with a large number of private radio stations. Foreign stations broadcast international news from Britain, Canada, and America.


There is a wide range of television programs offered on stations all over the country. There is no shortage of entertainment and news programs, soap operas, game shows, or sports programs. Channels include government operated, foreign owned, and local independent stations. Cable and satellite are also available.

Internet Service

Internet service is provided in most towns and cities. Broadband, however, is not widely unavailable.

Romtelecom is the largest Internet Provider. You can also purchase prepaid Internet cards from PC Net (www.pcnet.ro) at newsstands, grocery stores, and some banks. The phone cards come with the telephone number, user name and password you need to dial-up. In addition, Internet services are offered through small companies such as IDI and large cable companies (dial up or DSL). A full list of Romanian Service Providers can be found on the website of the National Association of Internet Services Providers (ANISP) (http://www.anisp.ro).

Costs for Internet Services range from $10 (USD) to $20 (USD) per month for a dial-up connection, depending upon the number of access hours purchased. Broadband, where available, can be quite a bit more expensive. Many companies charge extra for email accounts and the initial start-up of service.

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