It’s said that the biggest fear one has it that of public peaking. For me, my biggest fear is not having cellular service, and not being able to connect while on the go.

So, how does one connect while in Guinea-Bissau

Some quick tips to staying connected while on the go:
There are numerous internet cafés in the center of Bissau, but ask around, more of them are hard to spot from outside. Other options are Lenox or go wireless in Restaurant Phoenicia or hotel Bissau Palace.

mobile sims photo

Photo by 22n

There are three mobile companies in Guinea Bissau all with prepaid mobile cards, that can be bought all over. It’s easy to call abroad or other mobiles of the same company, but can be hard to call from one company to another (e.g. MTN->Guinétel). MTN GSM 900 – simcard 500 FCFA, not very expensive to call Europe or other African countries. Will soon be possible to get internet connection via an MTN mobile. Orange GSM 900/1800 Guinétel GSM 900

Other tips on staying connected while in Guinea-Bissau? Please add your comments and tips.