How are the communications?

Telecommunication services are available. Direct dialing, cellular telephone service and paging are also available. When dialing from the U.S. to Belize, first dial 011-501... then the seven-digit number. When dialing from Belize to the U.S., first dial 001, then the area code and seven-digit number.


Postal rates to the United States are BZ$0.60 for letters and BZ$0.30 for postcards. Postal rates to Europe are BZ$0.75 for letters and BZ$0.40 for postcards. Postal rates are subject to change.

 

 

 

What time zone is Belize in?
Central Standard Time. Belize does not observe daylight savings time.
 

 

 

How much does a telephone call cost?
To call the U.S., it costs about a $1.50 per minute and after 10:00 PM it is about $1.00 per minute. When dialing from the U.S. to Belize, first dial 011-501, then the seven-digit number. When dialing from Belize to the U.S., first dial 001, then the area code and seven-digit number.
 

 

 

What about calling Belize?

501 is the international dialing code for Belize and there are 17 different area codes in Belize (if you are dialing from a phone outside of Belize, the zero in not necessary). When dialing from the U.S. to Belize, first dial 011-501, then the seven-digit number. When dialing from Belize to the U.S., first dial 001, then the area code and seven-digit number. The country has all of the telecommunications services available. Calls from Belize are more expensive than the same call to Belize. Secluded tropical rain forest places will usually have radio communications hooked up to a cellular assistance to make an outgoing call. Getting a Belize phone card (BTL) is recommended for making national and international calls.

 

 

 

What languages are spoken?

English is the official language in Belize. English is also the language that is taught in schools, and most of the people speak some kind of English dialect. Spanish, Maya, Garifuna and Creole are also spoken. Spanish is taught in schools and is spoken by many.
 

 

 

How do I get on the Internet?

You can get a temporary Internet account by contacting Belize Telecommunications (BTL). Their email address is sales@btl.net.
 
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