Internet & Mobile Guide in Egypt
Egypt post and Telegraph Services
Post and telegraph offices are open 7 days a week, for limited hours, while some others are open 24/7 and during holidays.
For most countries, the postcards and letters’ postage are available over 15 grams of weight, with a cost of 1.30 EGP. Often, mails usually take about 5- 10 days to be sent to any foreign country.
Stamps are available in the post offices, some souvenir shops, kiosks, and in the reception of the major hotels. The easiest way to be insured your letters are sent is giving them to the hotel receptionist or mailing them in the airport.
Egypt Telephone and Cell Phone Services
In Egypt, the international prefix is +20
All prefixes of fixed telephones and cell phones begin with zero. For example, the number prefix of Cairo is +02). But, to make calls to Egypt from abroad, you dial +20 and remove the zero from the town’s number prefix.
At the tourist’s arrival, usually their cell phones detect one of the Egyptian local mobile operators (in case they activated the roaming service. If no network operator is available, he is advised to try a manual search to choose any of the local operators.
Internet Access in Egypt
If you take your laptop with you anywhere, be sure you do not forget to take also a power adapter and a plug adapter. In Egypt, the voltage is 220 AC. In most 5-star hotels, however, you can find the voltage of 110 AC and 220 AC.
Internet cafes are commonly seen in the Egyptians districts. Cybercafés are some of the ways through which the Egyptian people create a quick secured job. Inside these cybercafés, you may find yourself surrounded by children competing in video games or computer games. In hotels, internet connection is somehow expensive and it may reach $10 per half an hour. In common internet cafés, one hour costs less than 1USD, but in Hurghada, prices are quite higher.