Internet Access & Telephones in Chile
Internet Access & Telephones
The majority of the hotels we work with offer Internet access and international telephone dialing, although for calling home, you'll get better rates by using an Internet-based phone service such as Skype.
Internet cafes in major cities are easy to find. Just ask for the "cafe de Internet." In Santiago, many of the cafes and bars in the Bellas Artes and Lastarria neighborhoods, and all Tavelli cafes, have free Wi-Fi. The Universidad de Chile (L1) and Baquedano (L1-L5 junction) metro stations have free Wi-Fi hotspots.
If you bring your smartphone, you can put it on Airplane mode to avoid roaming, and then enable Wi-Fi to access the Internet. From there, you can download mobile apps to allow you to call home. Read our Top Recommended Mobile Apps for Travelling in South America. GSM networks are ubiquitous. Alternatively, you can buy a cheap phone in Santiago, or a SIM card if your phone is unlocked.