Communications in Austria

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Official Language
German (official nationwide), Croatian (official in Burgenland), Slovene (official in Carinthia) and Hungarian (official in Burgenland).
Other Languages Spoken
Turkish, Serbian.
Business Language

Though German is the national official language but English is also used as a business language, especially when dealing with foreign companies.

Getting Some Knowledge
Basic conversation guide

Yes = Ja No = Nein

Thank you = Danke

Hello = Guten Tag

Good Morning= Guten Morgen

Goodbye, Goodbye = Auf Wiedersehen

I do not understand = Ich verstehe nicht

What is the price? How much does it cost? = Wieviel kostet das?

I would like to buy = Ich möchte kaufen.

Do you accept credit cards? = Akzeptieren Sie Kreditkarten? Nehmen Sie Kreditkarten?

Where is ... ? = Wo ist...?

An airport = der Flughafen

The station = der Bahnhof

Post office = die Post

The bank = die Bank

The police station,the police force = Polizeiwache

The chemist= die Apotheke

One ticket to..., please. = Eine Fahrkarte nach,

Would you have any available rooms for tonight ? = Haben Sie noch ein Zimmer frei?.

Free Translation Tools
Babel Fish : Free English-German-English translator of texts and web pages
Systran : Free English-German-English translator of texts and web pages
Eurodicautom : The European Union Dictionary (12 languages available)
Leo : German-English-German dictionary with over 300,000 entries

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Quality of Communications
The communication system in Austria is highly developed and very efficient.The phone system is fully automated, and direct dialing is available to most countries in the world.

Public telephone booths are becoming less common as almost every Austrian older than 10 years has a mobile phone. However, a public phone is available in most post offices.

Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From Austria, Dial 00
To Make a Call to in Austria, Dial +43
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
4 to 13 digits
e.g. Dialling from the USA to Austria (Wien) :
Dialling sequence:  011-43-1-XXX(XXXXXXXXX)
Mobile Telephone Standards
National Mobile Phone Operators

- A1 (Telekom Austria)



Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
Visit : Internet Service Providers Austria.
Access in Public Places
There are numerous internet cafes easily available across the country.
Access in Hotels
Almost all hotels provide internet services.

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