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Communication (Sal)

Methods of Communication

Post Office:

Follow the main road past Tam Tams to the end – it’s on the other side of the road, to the left.

There phone booths in internet cafe's where you can make international calls, also check if the Post Office still has some inside. The Post Office closes at 3p.m. winter months, a bit earlier in the summer. The Internet Cafe's are open until late evening.

The Post Office sometimes charges you for parcels that arrive from the UK, maybe something to do with the size, the weight and what the cost of the goods is declared as being on the outside of the parcel!

I had to send an A5 fax sheet to the UK from the Post Office, it cost me 400cve (4 euros).

CV Telecom:

It's near to the BCA Bank in Santa Maria. You must get your mobile unlocked in the UK before you come out to CV if you want to buy and use a CVTelecom SIM card. The SIM card and some credit will cost you 5 euros. The 5 euros cover some credit, the sim card is free. You can arrange for someone in CV to buy you the new sim before you arrive but your mobile that you are bringing over to CV MUST be 'unlocked' in UK, or it won't work. In order to pre-buy your sim card you must provide the person who is buying you the sim card, with a copy of your passport details for them to take to CVtelecom. Note: The same applies if you are buying a sim from Unitel TMais.

If using a local sim, a mobile should only really to be used for local calls not for international calls, otherwise the calls could be expensive, but they are getting cheaper. It is a reasonable rate to text the UK with a local sim.

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Warning: One tourist was contacted on his personal mobile by someone in the UK, the call cost him £10 to accept.

CVTelecom  and Unitel TMais also have a Dongle or Mifi you can purchase for internet access but they won't be 'unlocked' so you won't be able to use them in other countries (unless you have them unlocked first). Best bring one with you from your own country, BUT, it must be unlocked so you can purchase a local sim and have access to the internet in CV.

Broadband: You can get Broadband via CVTelecom on the island. They have different monthly rates. In 2009 I paid around 4.500cve per month, the next rate for quicker broadband is over 9.000cve. Make sure your name goes down on the waiting list for an ADSL line if you have bought an apartment or commercial.

2017: If you have a land line, if you are granted one for your a business or company you can now have unlimited internet which can cost 5.900ecv a month. It can also include ZAP through CVTelecom. However, you may just want to download from Youtube or other sources instead of having ZAP and just use internet only. There are some alternatives where people have purchased satellite dishes if living here more permanently, and want access to more channels on the television.

Dial up: If living on Sal and you manage to obtain a phone line, you can apply for dial up for internet access.

Skype: Another cheap way of contacting friends and family from abroad through the internet.

Internet shops: Cheap way to talk to friends and family from abroad using 'Phone serve Medium of Communication'. Internet access isn’t always reliable but its getting better on Sal, not sure what its like for people living on other islands.

T Mais (Unitel) - new internet and mobile provider. You can buy credit in a number of shops.

ZAP: Check out what this service can offer with tv and other packages.

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