Communications in the Philippines
- Official Language
- Filipino and English.
- Other Languages Spoken
- There are nearly 70 languages in the islands, but the most prevalent minority languages are Visayan (Cebuano), and Ilokano. Spanish is hardly used by the population.
- Business Language
- English. One may however meet Spanish speaking people.
- Getting Some Knowledge
- The Tagaloglang site (in English) offers an initiation into the Filipino language.
- Free Translation Tools
ATS Group : English - Tagalog translator
Your dictionary : English - Tagalog translator
- Quality of Communications
- The cities and many islands are served by the national airline company. Sea transport is well developed: ferries, catamarans and for short crossings, motorized bancas, outriggers. Road and rail infrastructures are not so developed and there are traffic jams every day. For short distances, jeepneys, a sort of gaudily painted "jeep-taxis", and tricycles, the local "side-car", are fast and cheap (count 0.20 euros for a quarter of an hour, a tariff to be negotiated before setting off!).
- Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From the Philippines, Dial 00
To Make a Call to in the Philippines, Dial +63
- Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
- Dial -00- (international access) -63- (country code) -(0)2 or other according to the regional code -number of the person called-
- Mobile Telephone Standards
- GSM, UMTS, HSDPA, iDEN, AMPS.
- National Mobile Phone Operators
- The main operators are Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, Sun Cellular, Next Mobile, Extelcom.
Availability of Internet
- Internet Suffix
- National Internet Access Providers
- Bayan Telecommunication, Global Destiny Cable, Globe Telecom, Smart Communications
- Access in Public Places
- Broad band Internet is available in the main business districts of the Manila metropolitan area, and access by network is available in most big centers in the country.
- Access in Hotels
- Most large hotels offer Internet access.
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