As one of the world's highest per capital users of cellular phones and
radio pagers, Hong Kong thrives on efficient telecommunications. Local
calls from public coin phones cost HK$1 for five minutes.
Postage is inexpensive and the service is reliable. The main post
offices are on Hong Kong Island, next to the "Star" Ferry in Central,
and at 10 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. Enquiries: +852 2921
Using your mobile phone in Hong Kong is convenient as most of the
telephone systems used around the globe like GSM 900, PCS 1800 and
CDMA operate in Hong Kong. Mobile operators in Hong Kong also have
roaming agreements with most overseas operators enabling visitors to
use their own mobile phone when they come to Hong Kong. Before leaving
home check with your network provider to make sure they have a roaming
service to the various destinations you will be visiting and be sure
to check pricing. If for some reason you decide not to bring your
mobile phone with you, you can always rent a mobile phone when you
arrive in Hong Kong at the international airport. By the way, to make
an international call in Hong Kong you must dial 001.
There are two local English-language daily newspapers - the South
China Morning Post and The Standard - and many Chinese-language
dailies. Local and international newspapers are available at major
hotels, bookstores and news stands. There are two English-language
television channels. Satellite and cable TV is also available in most
hotels. There are 13 radio channels, offering everything from
Cantonese pop music to English news programmes.