Postal services (kantor pos) can be found
everywhere in Indonesia. It is not to difficult to send the
regular mail from Indonesia which can be done by air mail or by
sea mail. By sea mail you can send up to 10 kg. When sending
letters or postcard it is also possible to send them by express
mail (kilat) or as registered mail (surat tercatat) although you
mostly have to show what you send when you want to register it so
it is wise not to close your post yet. Depending on the place
where you post your mail it can take from 4 days up to 2 weeks
before your post arrives in Europe or America.
Telkom, the government-run telecommunication
company, has offices in most cities and towns. For the
International Direct Dialing (IDD) dial 001 or 008, the country
code, area code (minus the initial zero if it has one) and the
number you want to reach.
Two companies provide international connections,
001 for Indosat and 008 for Satelindo. Public phones rarely
support these facilities and you have to go to the Telkom Office
or Wartel (Warung Telekomunikasi. They are invariably open 24
hours and often offer fax services as well as telephone and telex.
These are the cheapest places to make international and
long-distance phone calls, and the place to make collect calls.