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International telephone calls can be made from almost anywhere in the Canary islands. The distinctive blue booths are not easy to miss. You have the choice of using coins, phone cards and sometimes credit cards.
Telephone calls made from bars, restaurants and hotels are usually a great deal more expensive than the street pay booths.
Alternatively, you can call from a metered booth 'telefónica' where you pay after you have finished the call.
The Post offices are open from 09.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs and close an hour earlier on Saturdays. There are no telephones in Post Offices! They do have stamps, but so do tobacconists and other shops that sell postcards.
Post-boxes are yellow in colour but the service is quite laid back. If you have important or urgent mail, we recommend you use one of the International courier companies.

There are a number of Internet Cafes on the island and access costs around 5.00 Euros per hour. If you are travelling with your laptop and need access to a phone connection, be wary of using hotel room outlets - the PABX system could destroy your processor. Jacks like those used in the US are standard and make connecting your modem simple.

International telephone calls can be made from almost anywhere in the Canary islands.
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