Communications in Finland

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Official Language
The official languages are Finnish and Swedish. Finnish is spoken by 92% and Swedish by 5.5% of the population. .
Other Languages Spoken
Sami (Lappish) is the mother tongue of approximately 1,700 people in Lapland.
Business Language
English is the business language. The knowledge of English is very good throughout the country.
Getting Some Knowledge
Click here to learn some basic Finnish vocabulary and phrases.
The Tampere University of Technology proposes a short introduction to the Finnish language.
Free Translation Tools
Translation Guide : Translation of text and web pages
InterTran : Translation of text
Sunda : Translation of text
Finnish English Dictionnary : Translation of words : Translation of words (in Finnish)

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Quality of Communications
There are excellent communications, and Finland is considered one of the most advanced information societies in the world. Competition among the variety of operators is particularly fierce and prices of national calls have dropped quite low. International calls can be expensive depending on the country. Information on international calls and tariffs can be found on Elisa website.

Since practically all Finns have a mobile phone the public telephones have been removed from many cities. Thus a public telephone may be hard to find in Finland.

Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From Finland, Dial 00
To Make a Call to in Finland, Dial +358
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
The Finnish (land line) telephone numbers consist of a 2- or 3-digit area code that begins with zero, followed by the 7-digit actual number. Click here to see the detailed list of Finnish area codes in alphabetic order and in numerical order (in Finnish).
Mobile Telephone Standards
National Mobile Phone Operators
The largest ones are Elisa, Sonera, DNA and Saunalahti (in Finnish).

Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
Elisa, Sonera
Access in Public Places
In cities many public places such as libraries and cafés have a wireless internet connection.
Access in Hotels
Many hotels are equipped with a wireless access to internet free of charge for the customers.

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