Hungary’s country code is 36. To make a long distance call you have to dial 06 followed by the area code, then the actual number. ‘Green numbers’ starting with 06-80 are free of charge, while calling ‘blue numbers’ starting with 06-40 entails a local call charge.
If you plan to live in Hungary for a while, look out for discounts selling phone cards.
In Hungary, mobile phones are very popular; almost everyone has one for personal use these days. There are three service providers, T-Mobile, Telenor and Vodafone, whose networks can be accessed all over the country. They all offer prepaid cards, which you can buy at newsstands, post offices and filling stations.
There are numerous post offices throughout the country, opening hours vary, depending on office locations. In Budapest the Central Post Office is situated near the Western Railway Station and is open weekdays from 7.00 to 20.00 and from 8.00 to 18.00 on Saturdays. Mail boxes are red, marked ’Posta’.
Besides mailing your letters at a Post Office, this is also a place where you can pay your bills, transfer money, send faxes, buy phone cards, order a newspaper or open a PO Box if you don’t have a permanent address.
There are plenty of possibilities to access the Internet in Hungary. To check your e-mail or surf on the net, an Internet café is the place to go. Wifi is an access option offered in several cafés, hotels, bookstores and public buildings. Higher education institutions provide free Internet access for their students