Whenever you go to a new place, whether to settle down or just for tourist purposes, one of the main information you look for comprises of the means of communication used there. The same holds true for those who visit the state of Orissa also. There are various modes of communication there, like postal services, fax machines, Internet cafes, etc. The postal services in Orissa are very satisfactory. Even in the small towns, postal services are available, though they might not have the facility of speed post.
PCO (Public Call Office)
You will find PCOs in each and every city of Orissa. From here, you can
make calls to anywhere in India as well as abroad. For calling within
the country, you will also require the STD code of that city, while for
calling abroad, ISD code of that country and the city code are required.
As electronic technology is gaining momentum, the number cyber cafes in
Orissa is also increasing. In most of the cities, net surfing facility
is easy available at Internet cafes, that too at reasonable rates.
These days, almost every PCO keeps a fax machine also. You can easily
send or receive faxes from there, after paying the required charges.
Mobile (Cell) Phones
Those who have a tri-band technology mobile can use it in Orissa. Just
buy a prepaid sim card from any service provider in the city with the
help of your identity proof. Recharge it with money, as and when
required, and enjoy your free mobility.
Every city and town of Orissa has a post office, through which people
can send postcards, letters, greeting cards, etc. Courier services in
the state are also very efficient and almost every city and town has