It’s said that the biggest fear one has it that of public peaking. For me, my biggest fear is not having cellular service, and not being able to connect while on the go.

So, how does one connect while in Mongolia

Some quick tips to staying connected while on the go:

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There are plenty of Internet cafés in the capital. The postal service is slow and most people have a PO Box if they want to get anything. It is possible to buy phone cards that can be used to call abroad very cheaply from domestic phones, but not all phones can do this. (You can ask for MiCom or MobiCom cards). In the countryside, don’t expect to be staying in contact with anyone.

Most Aimag Centers (Province Capitals) have an Internet Café in the post office. To make local calls in Ulaanbaatar use a phone of one of the many entrepreneurs with cellular telephones on the street corners. Expect to pay MNT800-1000/h (June 2009 prices).

Other tips on staying connected while in Mongolia? Please add your comments and tips.