Philippines Communication

Phone

GSM mobile phones are in wide use all over the country. 3G technology is available through the three major companies:Globe, Smart and Sun, but is poorly implemented and often not properly operational especially outside urban areas. Roaming may be quite expensive, pre-paid SIM cards of these networks are easy to acquire and cost as little as ₱30 and provide a cheaper alternative. The usual cost of an international long-distance call to the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe or other major countries is US$0. 4 per minute.

Language

The Philippines has two official languages:English and Filipino. Filipino is the language spoken in the Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog regions as well as the National Capital Region or Metro Manila. English is also an official language of the Philippines and is a compulsory subject in all schools, so it is widely spoken in the larger cities and main tourist areas. Spanish is no longer widely understood, though many Spanish words survive in the local languages.

Internet

Internet access areas of broadband speeds are plentiful in city malls. Internet surfing rates depend primarily on where you surf and the medium used. Internet services offered by hotels and shopping malls are expensive and but neighbourhood cafes can be cheap a lot. Public place Wi-Fi services in the Philippines is provided by Airborneaccess. net and WiZ is likely to cost US$2 for up to an hour. If you want cheaper, you can go to the internet cafe, and coffee shops as well as malls usually carry Wi-Fi service, some of which are free to use. Certain areas may also carry free Wi-Fi.