Country code is 996 (312 for Bishkek). International calls can be easily made from a telephone office which you can find attached to a post office or cell phones. It is also possible to make a call from some hotels at their reception. All worldwide calls from Kyrgyzstan go through the operator. Calls within the city from motionless telephones are free of charge if made from private telephones. Hotels sometimes charge some amount of money. Direct-dial calls within the CIS is possible by dialing 8 and waiting for another dial tone and then you have to dial the city code and the local number.
Most worldwide mobile phone companies provide roaming agreements. But coverage is limited.
Internet is available in major towns and very few villages at Internet cafes.
Mails to and from Western Europe and the USA usually take something between two weeks and two months. You can buy stamps and envelops in any post offices. Mail to recipients within Kyrgyzstan should be addressed in the following order: country, postcode, city, and street, house number, and the person's name. Guests can use post offices located within some main hotels.