The National Telecommunications Authority provides mobile phone service. Visitors who have a foreign SIM card may get an SMS with a local number to use with their foreign SIM card. To activate the service, just top up your account. Follow the steps outlined in the SMS. It may take a few tries to get it to function.
NTA provides internet access via a network of wifi hotspots. There are three options for connecting:
- Purchase a card that provides a time-limited connectivity – $5 for 50 minutes.
- Purchase a certain quantity of data online. When connecting to one of the NTA-UniFi hotspots, the service will be available. $10 gets you 100MB. Credit cards as well as PayPal are accepted.
- Register at the NTA office for a month’s access. This is $35 per month plus a $5 setup fee. Your device’s MAC address will be entered into the NTA system, granting access to just that device. It may take a few tries to get this to work.
Although internet connections may be very fast, the system is not entirely dependable.