Sending letters or postcards to an address abroad is a standard process and can only be done in the post office. Post offices can be found in every city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and most towns as well. Stamps need to be purchased at the post office as well. Packages are a bit more time-consuming but there are express services available at the post office as well as from DHL, FEDEX, and UPS.
Country code for Bosnia and Herzegovina: +387
For international calls from Bosnia and Herzegovina dial: +
or 00 – country code – city code without the 0 - number.
Phoning from hotels is often expensive. Check the prices
before you chat away. Phone booths are a lot cheaper and you
will find them at the post offices. The phones do not
accept coins, only phone cards. Phone cards can be bought
from the post office or at the small newspaper kiosks.
Beware: different phone
companies provide their services in different parts of the
country and your phone cards may not be valid once you leave
the town you bought them in. It is cheaper to phone after
Mobile phones - The following three operators provide
mobile telephone service in Sarajevo: BH Telecom (060,
061, 062), Eronet (063) and m:tel (065,066). If you are
in isolated area, maybe you will have not a signal. Bosnia
and Herzegovina signed a roaming agreement with the European
operators, however the prices still remain significantly
higher. American and Canadian mobile networks do not have
roaming. Buying a local SIM card is recommended. It costs 5
KM (BAM) and includes a 3 KM credit. You can buy additional
credit or SIM cards with credit on top up at all kiosks and
post offices at price from 1 KM to 100 KM. You can also buy
additional credit at most kiosks and supermarkets (you tell
the cashier at the cash desk what credit amount you wish to
buy and your telephone number and the credit will be
automatically added to your number via payment terminal).
Bosnia and Herzegovina strives to follow the trends in IT
and communications. Internet connections and wi-fi are
available in most hotels and cafes. Wi-fi is available at
all larger public square and institutions. Internet is
affordable and offered in internet cafes at average price 1
KM per hour.