Communications in Egypt

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Official Language
Classic Arabic is the official language of the State and only about 50% of the population understand it. The Egyptian arabic (Masri) is the language spoken by the entire population.
Other Languages Spoken
Armenian, Domari, Nubian and Dongola.
Business Language
Egyptian Arabic and English. Some members of the business community also know French and German well.
Getting Some Knowledge
The blog: Egyptian arabic courses give the basics of the Egyptian dialect.
Free Translation Tools
IM translator : English-Arabic-English Translation of texts and web pages
Lexilogos : Arabic-English-Arabic Dictionary

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Quality of Communications
The cost of telephone communication varies significantly depending on where one is calling from.  Attention has to be paid especially in hotels. Communication is less expensive from the telephone call center or from a public pay phone with a calling card.  It cost approximately EGP 25 for 5 minutes of communication.  The quality of the communication is generally quite good.
Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From Egypt, Dial 00
To Make a Call to in Egypt, Dial +20
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
Regional codes (1 or 2 digits) + number (7 or 8 digits).
Mobile Telephone Standards
National Mobile Phone Operators
ECMS Mobilnil - Vodafone Egy[t - Etisalat Egypt.

Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
Internet Egypt - Link Dot Net Egypt - EgyNile - Egypt Network ISP - Soficom Communications - Data Express - In Touch - DSL - Alex Net - Yalla Online - Infinity
Access in Public Places
Widespread in restaurants and cafes.
Access in Hotels
Access to the internet is fairly common in hotels in the big cities, even budget, and systematic in the luxury hotels.

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