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Landline phone in Warsaw


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To call Poland from abroad you need to dial the country code first 0048 (+48).

The area code for Warsaw is 022.

You can see a full list of area codes for Poland at
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafika:Poland_telephone_area_codes.svg

Example: To call a telephone number in Warsaw e.g. 1234567 from outside of Poland, you should dial 0048 22 1234567.

There are several landline and mobile phone operators in Poland. The biggest Polish telecom is Telekomunikacja Polska. This public company has a dominant position on the Polish landline phone market, but is facing strong competition from other providers.

The main landline phone operators in Poland include:

The mobile phone standard in Poland is GSM 900/1800. For the GSM standard the coverage is close to 100% for all operators. There is also UMTS network available in most bigger cities in Poland from all four mobile operators.

There are 4 main mobile phone operators in Poland. They offer both monthly subscriptions or top-up phone numbers:

  • Era [ www.era.pl ] is the leading mobile phone network operator in Poland, working on GSM and UMTS standard (owned by T-Mobile)
  • Plus GSM [ www.plus.pl ] operates on GSM, UMTS and WLAN networks (owned by Vodafone)
  • Orange [ www.orange.pl ] operates on GSM, UMTS and WLAN networks
  • Play [ www.playmobile.pl ] the newest Polish mobile operator, working on UMTS network in major cities (outside of UMTS coverage, uses Plus GSM network)

For full information on top-up options in Poland see article Mobile Phone in Practical section.

You can also visit http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/ to know more about services, coverage, roaming partners and network information about Polish mobile phone operators.

For the full list of Polish telecom companies click here:
http://pl.wikipedia.org/


Related article: Mobile Phone in Poland

Update 17/04/2008


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