Communications in Belgium

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Official Language
Dutch, French and German. In Belgium, 5.6 million people speak Dutch, 3.5 million speak French and about 50,000 people speak German.
Other Languages Spoken
Indigenous languages, recognized since 1990, such as Walloon, and immigrant languages, such as Arabic, Spanish and Turkish.
Business Language
French, German or English (common business language with Flemish people).
Getting Some Knowledge
In Flemish; in French.
Free Translation Tools
Google translation : Translation of words and web pages
Babel Fish : Free translator of texts and web pages from and to French and German
Leo : German-English-German dictionary
Systran : Free English-Dutch-English translator of texts and web pages : Dutch-English-Dutch dictionary

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Quality of Communications
Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From Belgium, Dial 00
To Make a Call to in Belgium, Dial +32
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
8 digits
Mobile Telephone Standards
National Mobile Phone Operators
Orange, Proximus, BASE

Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
12move, Planet Internet, Telenet
Access in Public Places
A few internet cafés.
Access in Hotels
They have expensive ADSL connection or you should buy a card and use the wireless connections.

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