Dili - Post Report Question and Answers

Is high-speed home Internet access available? How long does it typically take to install it after arrival?

No real high speed internet. Can set up ahead of arrival. - Aug 2021

OK, so here's the thing - East Timor is not a good internet post. I had better speeds in Cameroon 7 years ago than we have here now and it can be seriously frustrating to deal with. You just can't let it get to you. Somehow we can still stream Netflix, but huge downloads can literally take a couple of days to finish. It also affects how you're able to use internet-based video game systems such as the XBOX ONE. If you're hoping to be able to kick back and play Call of Duty online with your friends back at home, you're going to have some days where it just isn't possible. Learn to close your laptop, put down the controllers, and grab a book when the internet lets you down. You'll enjoy the post a whole lot more that way. - Sep 2017

There is no high speed internet in Dili. Service doesn't take long to procure but it is at 3G speeds and expensive. Expect to pay about 150 USD monthly for 25GB of data which goes very quickly if you stream movies/TV or have an XBOX. Hopefully service will continue to improve though. - May 2017

Nothing is high-speed in Timor. I use pre-paid service, which charges you per gigabyte, with an expiration date. - Sep 2016

Variable and slow! - Nov 2013

Not really by US standards,' but its getting better with each passing month. Most internet service is still dial-up, but there are some free WiFi spot,s and 3G is now available but quite expensive. With the recent arrival of some new telecommunications companies the hope is that service will expand and prices will come down. - Apr 2013

Unless your work provides it you have to go to a cafe, and be prepared to be there for a while. We have a satellite hookup with the embassy so we have internet at home and can call home to the states super easily from home also. The connection is fabulous. We just use a calling card we purchased from Costco. - Mar 2010

Internet is not reliable here in Dili and very expensive. - Feb 2010

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