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 Palau

Some quick tips to staying connected while on the go:
Almost all internet and telecommunications services in Palau is provided by Palau National Communications Corporation (PNCC). International sim cards (US, Guam, Philippines, Japan, and other countries) will be assigned a local number upon arrival as long as the phone can access GSM 900. This conveniently allows you to use your own cellphone and sim card without buying a $25 PNCC sim card.

sim cards photo

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If you do not receive a local number automatically, you may have to manually select PalauCel or PNCC as network provided. After receiving your local number, you have to load it with airtime that are available at a minimum of $10 prepaid card. After your load has been confirmed, you can now make and receive calls. To send and receive text messages or SMS, you need to change your message center to +680 779 0000. Many hotels, restaurants, and coffee bars offer free wi-fi service.

It may be relatively slow especially when there are several people trying to connect. PNCC also provides wi-fi service with prepaid cards available at $5 and $10 denominations. Wi-fi service is better in downtown Koror.

Other tips on staying connected while in Palau? Please add your comments and tips.