Communications in Indonesia

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Official Language
Indonesian (bahasa Indonesia)
Other Languages Spoken
There are more than 660 languages. The most important ones are Javanese (70 million), Sundanese (20 million), Madurese (9 million) and Malay (15 million). English is also spoken.
Business Language
Getting Some Knowledge
Different websites which give an introduction to Indonesian are listed on the website Living in Indonesia.
Free Translation Tools : Free English-Indonesian dictionary
Indonesian Language Resources : Useful links for Indonesian-English translations

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Quality of Communications
The state of telephone services varies according to the districts of Jakarta, and depends on the local capacity of exchanges to face demand. It is costly and tiresome to want to install a new telephone line. It is easy to subscribe to a mobile telephone line, and the operators use GSM and CDMA technologies. You can easily find inexpensive "warnet" (Internet cafés) in town.
Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From Indonesia, Dial 00 or 008
To Make a Call to in Indonesia, Dial +62
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers⊂=areacodes
Mobile Telephone Standards
National Mobile Phone Operators
Telkmosel and Natrindo Telepon Selular

Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
Indosat and indobiz
Access in Public Places
It is relatively easy and inexpensive to use Internet in town in the warnet, the Indonesian Internet cafés.
Access in Hotels
Except in big hotels in Jakarta, Internet is not generally available in hotels.

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