Communications in Poland

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Official Language
The official language is Polish.
Other Languages Spoken
Polish belongs to the family of West Slavic languages (with Czech and Slovakian).
The most spoken foreign languages are German and English, but it is useful to know a few words of Polish to travel around the country, especially outside large urban areas.
Business Language
According to the type of company you contact, the geographical location and the sector of activity, it may be difficult to find someone who speaks English. Insufficient knowledge of English and German often makes it necessary to bring in an interpreter. However, the younger generations speak English more and more frequently.
Getting Some Knowledge
Consult the Expat In Poland website.
Free Translation Tools
Onet Portail de la Conaissance : On-line dictionary (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Hebrew)
TravLang : On-line dictionary
Leksyka : On-line dictionary (English, German)

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Quality of Communications
It is possible to make international calls all over the world. In some regions the telephone system is still analog, and this makes some digital services inaccessible.
Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From Poland, Dial 00
To Make a Call to in Poland, Dial +48
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
0 + number of the place + 4/7 figures
Mobile Telephone Standards
National Mobile Phone Operators
Era, Plus, Orange, Heyah, Play

Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
Neostrada, InternetDSL, Net24, Multimo, Dialog, Broker, UPC Live
Access in Public Places
There are Internet cafés in towns. More and more bars are offering Wi-Fi access.
Access in Hotels
Apart from a few exceptions, only hotels in large towns have Internet connection.

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