Telecommunications system is going under upgrading procedures; the country is installing a digital network, digital radio-relay stations, and fiber-optic links.
Fixed-line is fixated mainly in city areas; frequent mobile-cellular service has a growing coverage. Country dial code is 996; connections with other CIS countries by cable or microwave radio relay and with other nations is done by rented associates with Moscow worldwide entryway switch and by satellite; cable earth stations - 2 (1 Intersputnik, 1 Intelsat); linked universally by the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE.
Internet is available in the main cities and some villages at Internet clubs. Internet country code is kg.
Post offices work from on working days between 9:00 a.m. and 18:00 p.m. The Main Post Office in Bishkek is open 7:00-19:00 and situated on 96, Chui avenue, Tel.: 652456. Visitors can also use the post offices positioned in big hotels. There are a number of independent intercontinental courier services established in Bishkek too. They are DHL, Federal Express (FedEx), UPS, and Overseas Courier Service (OCS).
Media in Kyrgyzstan:
The mass media of the Kyrgyz Republic knowledge more freedom compared to neighbouring states in the area, and the configuration guarantees freedom of the press and forbids censorship.
The main TV broadcaster in the country runs two countrywide networks and 6 local stations; around 20 private TV stations operating with most rebroadcasting other stations.
State conversation is labeled Kyrgyz Som equaling to 100 tyin. Bank notes are in values of Som 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. And 50, 10 and 1 tyin are infrequently used. There are coins for 10, 5, 3, 1 soms in Kyrgyzstan. It is not that problematic at all to change money in Kyrgyzstan especially in the main towns. You can change them at banks and at ratified exchange offices which located in plenty in Bishkek, Osh and Issyk-Kul area. The US Dollar is the most transferable. More uncommon currencies can be altered in banks in Bishkek only. Small bills of US Dollar (1, 2, 5, 10, 20) have lower rate, while 50 and 100 US Dollars bills are traded in a regular rate. Credit and debit cards are traditional only in Bishkek, Osh and Cholpon Ata. Credit cards are accepted in big hotels, some big restaurants and cafes, some shops and major travel and tickets agencies. ATM can be easily found in Bishkek, Cholpon Ata and Osh. There are no limits for importing or exporting of foreign money, declared upon arrival.