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Singapore Communications

Telephone

Singapore Telecom provides telephone services, international direct dialing worldwide, directory assistance, public phone services, mobile phones and pagers.

To apply for a telephone line once you arrive call Singapore Telecom at 1609 or 1800-7381311, fill in an application form at any post office or Singapore Telecom Customer Service outlet. As one of the worlds most wired cities, you can also apply through the Internet.

Read the FAQs on New 8-Digit Phone Numbering Form New!

(The 8-Digit Numbering Plan has been introduced on 1 March 2002.)

Payphones

Local and long distance calls can be made from card-operated phones, and local calls from coin-operated phones. Phone cards are issued by Singapore Telecom and can be purchased at all post offices, convenience stores and retail outlets throughout the city.

Mobile Phones and Pagers

It seems that everyone in Singapore owns a mobile phone and pager. SingTel Mobile and M1 provide mobile phone services. SingTel Paging, M1, Hutchinson Paging and Sunpage provide paging services.

Internet Access

Singapore is the most wired country in Asia. Internet access accounts are available from any of the Internet Service Providers listed below. Rates and pricing schemes differ from provider to provider.

Cyberway Pte. Ltd.
Tel: 1800-6843-4833

Pacific Internet Pte. Ltd.
Tel: 1800-6872-1455

SingNet
Tel: 1800-6733-4133

Postal Services

Singapore Post Pte. Ltd. operates a network of post offices, postal agents and stamp vendors with locations throughout Singapore. These outlets offer a wide range of postal, telecommunication and agency services.

Post offices are open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm on weekdays and 8.30 am to 1.00 pm on Saturdays. Coin-operated automated postal machines allow you to purchase stamps 24 hours a day.