Internet & Calling in Uruguay
Internet Access & Telephones
There are free Wi-Fi hotspots in public places like the Montevideo airport, and in many hotels. Check your hotel website or call them to make sure they offer Internet access. Internet cafes in major cities are plentiful. Just ask for the “cafe de Internet.”
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.
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 VOIP apps to allow you to call home. Read our Top Recommended Mobile Apps for Traveling in South America.