Telecommunications

Important Phone Numbers
Czech Republic Phone Book Online
Payphones
Mobile Phones
Calling Abroad from the Czech Republic
Internet Cafés and Wifi Internet Access


Phone BoothsImportant Phone Numbers

158 - Police
155 - Ambulance
150 - Fire Department

112 - European Emergency Central Number
156 - City Police
1180 - Information about telephone numbers in the Czech Republic
1181 - Information about telephone numbers abroad


12 444 - Prague Information Service
A telephone help line operated in Czech, English and German. Tourist information, cultural events, public transport, phone numbers and addresses of companies, stores and services, etc. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., local calling rates.

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Czech Republic Phone Book Online

Telefónica O2 Czech Republic has their Czech Republic phone book online. The search form is in Czech.

Příjmení - last name
Jméno - first name
Ulice - street
Číslo domu - house number
Obec - city/town/village
Část obce - town district
Tel. obvod - calling area (region)
Používám diakritiku - I'm using the Czech diacritical marks (uncheck the box if you're not)

The Yellow Pages (business listings) can be accessed here.

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Payphones

There are two types of payphones used in the Czech Republic - those that accept coins and those that accept telephone cards. Both types of payphones used to be found easily at many locations in any town or city, but with the rapid advance of cell phones, payphones are becoming a thing of the past.

Telephone cards can be purchased at newsstands, tobacconists ("Tabák" in Czech), at the post office ("Pošta"), in department stores, hotels, money exchange offices, etc. Telephone cards are convenient for longer and/or more expensive phone calls (e.g. calls abroad) or if you are going to be making phone calls over a longer time period and do not want to have to worry about having coins handy at all times.

Coin Pay PhoneTelephone Card Pay Phone

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Mobile Phones

There are three main cell phone companies in the Czech Republic with different plans to choose from.  Mobile phone numbers have 9 digits and you can usually determine the provider by looking at the first 3 digits.

T-Mobile - www.t-mobile.cz
   603, 604, 605, 730-739

Vodafone - www.vodafone.cz
   608, 770-779

O2 - www.o2.cz
   601, 602, 606, 607, 720-729

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Calling Abroad from the Czech Republic

To call abroad, dial 00 + country code + national number of the line being called abroad
E.g. to call a number in the United States, dial 00 + 1 + area code + local number

For more information, visit Telefónica O2 Czech Republic.

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Internet Cafés and Wifi Internet Access

Internet cafés or Wifi hotspots with a high-speed Internet connection are plentiful in the Czech Republic. In the past, you could find an Internet café at almost every corner in Prague. With the expansion of Wifi access, you may not need to bother looking for one and can access the Internet for free at a bar, coffeeshop or a shopping mall food court.

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