Many hotels offer access to the internet through a WiFi network, however, there are many WiFi hotspots in cafés, hotels, business centres, airport, and bus terminals too. Mobile Internet is very convenient for travellers; it is available in 98 % of the territory of Latvia. The service is provided by several mobile and Internet companies; the only thing is needed is to buy a modem and a connection card. Besides, the mobile Internet in Latvia is no slower than the stationary Internet.
In Latvia, both stationary and mobile phone communication is available. The international telephone code for Latvia is +371, and all phone numbers (except for emergency and specialised information and service hotlines) consist of 8 digits. It should be kept in mind that all mobile phone numbers start with “2”, landline numbers start with “6”, various charity organisation lines start with “900”, paid informative lines start with “81” and toll-free lines with “800”; however, calls to paid lines starting with “909” can cost up to several Euros a minute.
The mobile communications are provided by three operators – LMT, Tele2, and Bite. Mobile connections are available practically throughout the whole territory of Latvia. If a mobile phone owner arriving in Latvia does not have an international connection, it is possible to buy prepaid cards for calls in the GSM network to make calls both in Latvia and abroad. The prepaid card package includes: a SIM card with a paid advance payment with various terms (from 7 up to 300 days, depending on the card type and the price); a phone number; PIN and PUK codes; a user’s manual. Prepaid cards (Okarte, Amigo, Zelta zivtiņa) can be purchased in press kiosks and shops, at petrol stations and the post offices, mobile phone operator customer service centres, mobile phone retail locations, and elsewhere.
There are Latvia Post branches in all cities and populated areas of Latvia. At the post offices, one can send letters, postcards, packages, parcels, small packages, as well as make different payments, money transfers, etc. The average sending time to European countries is 5 to 7 days, and 10 to 14 days to other countries. Freight forwarder agencies, like: DHL, TNT, UPS, EMS, Federal Express, and Auto pasts (Car post), offer their services both inside and outside of the territory of Latvia.
Information source: http://www.latvia.travel/en