Friday, September 10, 2021

Internet & Communications in Samoa

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Samoa has a functional telephone system that includes international calling. Public phones in certain communities need a pre-paid phone card.

The Internet service providers are Samoa.ws, ipasifika.net, and Lesamoa. In Apia, there are many public Internet access sites where you can get fast, reliable connection for about 12 tala (4 US dollars) each hour. On Savaii, there are a few internet cafés. Whether you’re going to stay in a rural area of Upolu or Savaii and you can’t live without your daily internet fix, be sure to check with the hotel ahead of time to see if it offers wifi. The vast majority do not.

The CSL café in Apia, across the street from McDonalds, offers a fast internet connection for approximately 5 tala per 30 minutes. You may also purchase credit there (15 tala for 1 hour / 70 tala for 10 hours) to use your laptop at different wifi hotspots throughout town and even on Savaii. The lavaspot connection and download speed are excellent. Some hotels charge a greater fee for the same amount of WiFi credit as CSL.