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Will My Phone Work in Portugal? Should I Buy a New One Before Moving?

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If you’re planning a move to Portugal one thing you might be wondering is, “Will my mobile phone (or cell phone) work over there?” Your phone is such an important part of daily life nowadays. Whether it’s keeping in touch with family and friends, getting directions with maps, or quickly looking something up – your … Read more

How Long Does it Take for Internet to be Installed in Portugal?

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The process of getting home internet installed can vary significantly based on your location and specific circumstances, as outlined by utilities expert Fernando Mendes. In urban areas, you might expect installation within 2-3 days, and in some cases, such as in Lisbon, it might be possible to have it installed on the same day. For … Read more

What’s the Internet in Lisbon like?

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If you’re considering a move to Lisbon and wondering about the quality of home internet there, especially in terms of working from home, video calls, or streaming services like Netflix or YouTube, you’ll be pleased to know that Lisbon has fantastic internet. Despite Portugal’s reputation for a more laid-back pace in some aspects of life, … Read more

Can I Upgrade My Home Internet in Portugal?

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If you have home internet in Portugal and are unhappy with the speeds, you may be wondering if you can upgrade it. The answer is yes, although with some stipulations.  Let’s say you have 200 mbps, which is typically the slowest speed available from most ISPs in Portugal, and it’s not working out for you. … Read more

How Does NOWO Internet Compare to Other Portuguese ISPs? 

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If you’re trying to decide on the best home internet, you may have come across a company called NOWO. It’s one of four ISPs in Portugal, with the others being MEO, NOS, and Vodafone.  However, here’s the thing: NOWO is typically the cheapest option out of the three. So should you go with NOWOW? NOWO … Read more

Getting Your Water Connected in Portugal

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When you move to Portugal, sorting out your water supply is key, along with sorting out other utilities like electricity and gas and arranging home internet. In Portugal, water services are managed by local municipalities. This means you don’t get much choice with your provider; it depends on where you live. Each area has its … Read more

MEO Now Offers 10 Gbps Home Internet

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Internet service provider MEO has become the first ISP in Portugal to offer 10 gbps home internet. Up until now, the fastest fibre speeds available from any ISP (including MEO, NOS, and Vodafone) was 1 gbps. The 10 gbps speed applies to both upload and download speeds and according to utilities expert Fernando Mendes, typically … Read more