Now you can make a long distance call to Laos or any other country from your cell phone or any other phone at LDPOST's extremely low rates without switching your long distance company. This prepaid long distance service is designed for those customers who do not want to switch a long distance carrier and does not mind paying upfront. Service users will dial an access number and then, after the prompt, will dial the destination number. This service provides a maximum flexibility by allowing to call from mobile phones, home phones and even some business phones. You can have up to 10 telephone numbers registered on a single account and share the minutes.
general assessment: service to general public is poor but improving with over 20,000 telephones currently in service and an additional 48,000 expected by 2001; the government relies on a radiotelephone network to communicate with remote areas
domestic: radiotelephone communications
international: satellite earth station - 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region)