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 Postal & Telecom Services

 

The Lao postal service is reliable at a reasonable price. There are post offices in every provinces and almost every districts painted in yellow. Express Mail Service (EMS) which is the major express mail service provider in Lao PDR offers reliable service for sending packages abroad at a reasonable price, while other leading carriers also present, such as: DHL, FedEx and UPS. Although it is possible to send and receive mail, but all package may be needed to open to inspect its contents and duty may apply depending on the type of the contents that you are sending or receiving.

 

A decade ago, telecommunication in Lao PDR was disconnected from the world, exception Thailand and former USSR, and there was only one incoming and outgoing international call could be placed at the time. Thing has changed totally since then, and international call is possible to more then 150 countries either with International Direct Dialing (IDD) or connecting through the central operator. Moreover, internet telephone call is also available in major cities, such as Vientiane and LuangPrabang which offers reasonable price. Apart from that, travelers can make an international phone call anywhere at local post or telephone office, or from the prepaid card phone booths which may only available in some towns that offers both domestic and international calls.

 

Internet is becoming very popular and available throughout the major cities. Even though its speed is tremendously slow, but it is reliable and possible to check your e-mail from any sites. The fee of access the internet at the internet cafe can be range anywhere from 200kip-500kip/minute or equivalent to 0.02-0.05US$/minute.

 

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