Code of Kyrgyzstan: 996 and code of Bishkek 312. International calls is better be made from a telephone office usually that office attached to a post office. You can also make calls from some hotels by asking at reception. All international calls from Kyrgyzstan go through the operator. Local calls (calls within the city) are free of charge if made from private telephones; hotels sometimes take a small charge. Direct-dial calls to the CIS countries are obtained by dialing 8 and waiting for another dial tone and then you dial the city code followed by the number.
There are roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies, but coverage is limited.
There are Internet cafes available.
It usually takes anything between two weeks and two months for letters to and from Western Europe and the USA. You can by stamped envelopes right from post offices. Mail to recipients within Kyrgyzstan you should address in the following order: country, postcode, city, street, house number and, lastly, the person's name. Visitors and guests can also use post offices located within some main hotels.
Post office hours:
Media in Kyrgyzstan:
There are some presses published weekly in English: Bishkek Observer, Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, Times of Central Asia and Zaman Kyrgyzstan.
There are main dailies published in Bishkek and include Kyrgyz Tuusu (both in Kyrgyz), and Delo No, Slovo Kyrgyzstana and Vechernii Bishkek (in Russian).
State-run Kyrgyz National TV and Radio Broadcasting Corporation operates two networks.
Private channels include Pirimida and Osh TV.
· Kyrgyz National TV and Radio Broadcasting Corporation runs two networks.
• Private stations include Almaz and Europa Plus and many others.