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 Samoa
Some quick tips to staying connected while on the go:
Samoa has an adequate telephone system with international calling. Some villages have public phones available and require a pre-paid phone card. Samoa.ws, ipasifika.net and Lesamoa are the Internet Service Providers. There are several public Internet access points in Apia, where fast, reliable access can be had for around 12 tala (4 US dollars) per hour. There are a couple of internet cafes on Savaii. If planning to stay in remote parts of Upolu or Savaii and you cannot survive without your daily internet fix then check in advance with the hotel to make sure it has wifi. Most don’t. The CSL cafe across the road from McDonalds in Apia has a fast internet connection for around 5 tala per 30 min. You can also buy cr there (15 tala for 1 h / 70 tala for 10 h) to use your laptop at wifi lavaspots at various locations around town and even on Savaii The lavaspot connection and download speed is very good. Some Hotels sell the same WiFi cr at higher prices than at CSL!
Other tips on staying connected while in Samoa? Please add your comments and tips.