Postpaid and prepaid access cards offer a username and a password which provide a fixed number of Internet hours. The postpaid dial-up service offered by Omantel costs around 3 R.O ($8) per month plus 0.180 R.O. ($0.47) for every hour of use.
ADSL services in Oman were launched in 2005. The service is provided by Omantel, the only ISP option in Oman.
Packages available for home users:
- 512 kbit/s (0 GB bundled): costs 12 R.O. ($32) plus 1 R.O ($2.6) per gigabyte. No extra charge is calculated after downloading 27 GB which equals 39 R.O ($102) monthly.
- 1 Mbit/s (2 GB bundled): costs 19 R.O. ($50) plus 1 R.O. ($2.6) per extra gigabyte.
- 2 Mbit/s (5 GB bundled): costs 29 R.O. ($76) plus 1 R.O. ($2.6) per extra gigabyte.
- 4 Mbit/s (10 GB bundled): costs 39 R.O. ($102) plus 1 R.O. ($2.6) per extra gigabyte.
- 8 Mbit/s (unlimited access): costs 99 R.O. ($258).
EDGE and 3G
Both of the mobile services companies, Omanmobile and Nawras offer Internet access through their EDGE networks. Nawras has offered a 3G network since December 2007 with a download speed of 1 MB. Omanmobile is also offering high speed 3G coverage.