Saturday, September 18, 2021

Internet & Communications in Egypt

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Egypt has a fairly modern telephone service with three GSM mobile telephone operators. The three mobile telephone operators are Orange, Vodafone and Etisalat. The main centres are in Alexandria, Cairo, Al Mansurah, Ismailia, Suez and Tanta. Roaming services are available, but you should check with your service provider. It is also possible to buy a tourist mobile connection for the duration of your stay, which usually costs around EGP 30.

Internet access is easy to find and cheap. Most cities, such as Greater Cairo and Luxor, and even small tourist towns, such as Edfu, have an abundance of small Internet cafes. The price per hour is usually between 2 and 10 EGP, depending on location and speed. In addition, an increasing number of cafes, restaurants, hotel lobbies and other places offer free wireless internet access. Free Wi-Fi (Mobilnil) is also available in modern cafés such as the Cilantro and Costa Coffee, where you can access it by obtaining a 2-hour “promotional” card from the waiter, and if you go to almost all McDonald’s you have access to free Wi-Fi.

Note that free internet can be unsafe and monitored, try using a proxy for privacy protection.