Peru has a modern telephone service that has been upgraded to standard technologies. Fixed and mobile phones service are run by private companies, that have improved the quality of service. Since the telecommunications sector was privatized, the State limits itself to monitoring rates and customer complaints. You can place national and international long distance phone calls from phone boxes with coins or phone cards that are sold at gas stations, supermarkets, kiosks and even in the streets. Calls can be placed without an operator assistance. Cellular phones service have also improved at leaps and bounds. Mobile phones can now be used in all the main cities around the country, making communication easier.