Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Internet & Communications in Georgia

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Mail

Georgian postal services are practically non-existent. There aren’t any letterboxes or home delivery services. Mail does not arrive at recipients’ homes, but they are informed and must pick up their mail at a post office. Postal charges are expensive (3 GEL to transmit to another nation, compared to 1 GEL in neighboring Armenia). Postcards cost 1 GEL throughout the nation, which is also costly for a postcard. Georgian Post’s few remaining post offices are poorly marked and often housed in dilapidated structures.

By phone

Georgia utilizes GSM (900 MHz and 1800 MHz) for mobile phones, and there are three service providers: Geocell (pre-paid LaiLai card), Magti , and Telecom Georgia (two prepaid brands “Bali” and “Mono”). BeeLine and coverage . The first two offer excellent service, and you should be able to use your phone in most non-mountainous locations if it supports the aforementioned technologies. Check with your mobile carrier to see whether they have roaming arrangements with any of the Georgian providers. Geocell and Magti both provide UMTS/3G service, which includes video calls and high-speed data. Roaming is available if you have a UMTS-capable phone. Geocell’s network provides the most affordable mobile internet option.

Internet

In Georgia, DSL and fiber optic connections are available. There are two service providers: “Caucasus Online” and “Silknet.”

There is a free Wi-Fi network available throughout Tbilisi. “Tbilisi Loves You” is the name of the network.

By net

WLAN service is offered at large hotels.

Internet cafés, also known as “internet clubs” in Tbilisi and Batumi, are popular and inexpensive, but are rare in Kutaisi. Some establishments provide free WiFi to their clients. In Tbilisi, at least, all hostels provide free, fast WiFi.