Internet and telephone
The Norwegian society is highly digitized, with a fast and reliable internet network accessible even in remote places. Private and public services like banking or welfare are mainly accessed online, and 89% of the population own a smartphone. Free WiFi is available in most cafes and libraries, but will normally require a password.
Wireless network (WiFi) at the University of Oslo
If you are a guest at the University of Oslo, you can access the university wireless network (WiFi) via the eduroam network. Please visit the UiO's IT service pages for information about how to connect to eduroam.
Internet and telephone at the University of Oslo
If you have access to an office at UiO, it will normally be equipped with a PC and a telephone. The IT services will provide you with a permanent or temporary username and password to access the UiO infrastructure.
Internet connection at home
Most apartments in Oslo have internet connection included in the rent, but there may be exceptions. It is adviced to check accessability of internet with the landlord before signing the contract.
Mobile phone subscription
There are several companies offering Norwegian sim-card and subscriptions with a wide variation in offers, price range and contract lenghts. It is adviced to check several companies before signing a contract. A tip is to ask your colleagues at work which company they use. All companies require a Norwegian ID-number or D-number for a subscribtion, but a few offer prepaid cash cards for those who have not received their ID-number yet.