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

There are only two companies that provide home internet (same two provide phone plans). Both have a relatively decent connection, but are expensive- we pay $120/month for home internet. Any video chat programs (skype, viber and many videos on youtube) are prohibited, so to use them you have to use a VPN which makes the connection much slower and choppy. Generally, everything goes smoothly with the home internet until something breaks. The local companies are horrible about making appointments to come out to your home and the same goes for the initial installation. Patience, patience, patience! It took 6 weeks for the initial installation of the home internet for us and then everything was fine and smooth for a year until something went wrong with the router and it took them 3 weeks to come out to the house and fix it. - Aug 28, 2017
Yes. Prices tend to be on par with the States but the service is spotty depending on the neighborhood and getting technical help takes patience. - Oct 25, 2014
US$25/month for ADSL, but the line quality is poor, so it's pretty slow. Better plans are available and Omantel is reported to be installing fiber optic cable, which would be fantastic. - Jun 7, 2012
Internet is fine and not too expensive. Get a VPN before you get to post. Skype is banned but you can circumvent it easily with a VPN - May 3, 2012
Yes and costyl. Getting better and cheaper everyday. You have to ask for better plans though...they dont offer. - Aug 25, 2011
It's more like slow speed internet. About 60 a month. - Feb 20, 2011
Yes. I remember it being on the pricey side. - Apr 1, 2010
Internet is available but during my time the only game in town had spotty service and the help desk wasn't. We had folks trying to get internet into their homes and waiting for over 3 months. As we were leaving a new company was offering wireless service based on cell phone technology and seemed to have a much better idea of how to do it and offer decent customer service. - Feb 12, 2010
We had DSL service for 12 rials a month plus usage. As heavy users, our total bill came out to roughly US$100 per month. It wasn't terribly fast, though, and often "went out," plus the customer service was pretty spotty. Plus, Oman censors Web sites. Put the mouse down and go enjoy the outdoors! - Jan 21, 2010
Yes. Cost is US$50 to 100 monthly. - Mar 19, 2009
The single government monopoly provider offers ADSL home Internet for about US$30 a month plus usage charges; speed is variable from adequate to slow. Dial-up access is still available (billed to the phone line), but expensive and VERY slow. Some people are now using a simcard- based DSL system through the provider NAWRAS - it's said to be faster, but still goes through the government backbone. All Internet access is thoroughly filtered, with a concentration on making unavailable obscenity and some political content. Filtering reportedly hits Arabic speakers harder than those looking for English content online. - Feb 18, 2008