Communication | Online
The Internet has surfaced as the most reliable and cheapest means of communication in Armenia. It is slower then the west, the main pipe is often clogged (Armentel, the Greek-run Telecom monopoly has not invested in an adequate connection). But, if you have access to the Internet, you also have access to free internet telephony and e-mail. For PC-to-PC calls, this is free (but Armentel is trying to crack down on this, so you should have your ICQ, MSN, AOL chat set to work from the host's web site--and you may not be able to use headsets on local ISP computers--many will work with you to go around this block so check). There are ISP offices in all major towns, Yerevan has over 50 in the center. Normal baud rate is 14,400 to 28,800 bps. Internet cafes have dial up and satellite or microwave-connections.
** denotes service that is rated good or is recommended by our readers.
**ARMINCO, 28 Isahakian St.3rd floor, Yerevan (M: Yeredasardakan) - (+374-1) 52-63-13, 52-63-26, 28-14-25, fax: (374-1) 28-50-82 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, has a public access office in Yerevan, with additional hook-ups around the country. Arminco was the first, and remains the best fully private Internet services provider in Armenia, and works very hard to win customers. prices range from $17 nighttime to $42 full time, also wireless, satellite and web design services. Current Prices.
Prepaid service: Find your way back home with an internet connection, including new prepaid cards that let yu connect from any local line. http://www.arminco.com/prepaid.html
FREENET, Sponsored by UNDP, United Nations Office 14 K, Liebknecht Street Yerevan - (+374-1) 543 812, the service is free for e-mails and classes for "individuals (read: locals), but a great hang out for anyone wanting to see how the youth work the Net. And they don't look too closely at your passport. Go by the UNDP building at .
Hotel Ani Business Center, 19 Sayat Nova Avenue 375001 Yerevan Republic of Armenia Tel.: +374 - 1 - 594 500 Fax: +374 - 1 - 565 343 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet connection is $6 per hour, also offer computer use at $6 per hour.
4th floor, 22 Saryan St. Yerevan, 375002 - (+374 1) 565 691, 537 320 - Fax: + (+374 1) 528 856 - E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, owned by two ministries that sold out to a Greek Telecom company. Web site not programmed properly for Netscape or Opera browsers. Prices are comparable with Arminco, service not as good. Current Prices
**NETSYS, 38, Abovian St. - : (374 1) 540 091 - Fax: (+374 1) 540 021 - E-mail: Information: email@example.com Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org Technical support: email@example.com. Current Prices
ACC, 8 Hanrapetutian, HyBusiness Suites hotel, 1st floor - (+374 1) 569 705 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site does not work on Netscape 4.78 (!). Prices from $0.33 /hr for 150 hours/mo to $8/hr for 2 hours/day. Current Prices
CORNET, 10 Hanrapetoutioun St, Yerevan, 375010, Armenia - (+374 1) 594 159, (+374 1) 544 520 Fax: (+374 1) 594 154 - E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices from Night time $15 to full time $45. Current Prices
WEB ISP, Br. Alikhanian 2 str., building 22 - (+374 1) 344 200, 342 711 - fax: 344 200 - E-mail: email@example.com. Web site does not work on Netscape 4.78 (!). "Light Minutes" (09.00-21.00) 4.5 drams per minute, "Dark Minutes" (21.00-09.00) 2.5 drams per minute. Current Prices