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BUY SIM CARD AT COLOMBO AIRPORT.

Using any of the Sri Lanka Mobile SIM card will provide you cheap IDD, Local and Data Plan. This is good option rather than using your roaming plan which is expensive.

Get SIM Cards from Dialog, Mobitel, Airtel or Hutch mobile phone carrier by providing your passport and signing their contract.

The SIM price around US$ 10 and you can select either Standard, micro or Nano SIM from the carrier. One month valid package is priced around US$ 10 with some free call minutes and some free data.

The Local SIM card provides you with a unique local mobile phone number and it is good for the followings.

Using a local phone connection is cheaper than using your roaming facility. Srilanka offers cheaper phone calls, SMS, MMS and data plan in the South East Asia region. Most of the island is covered with 2G and 3G network while the 4GLTE is limited to large towns only. Sri Lanka offers 2G. 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, 4.5G and it is on trial for the 5G mobile technology. If you use internet, then you can get good speed according to your carrier and device.

Inform your friends about your new Sri Lanka mobile phone number.

In Sri Lanka no tariff applies for the incoming calls, SMS and MMS. So, send your new phone number to all your contacts and ask them to call you through this new Sri Lanka phone number while you are here on tour or on holidays.

Reloading your SIM card.

You can reload (Top-up) your phone with call minutes and data plan almost every place in Sri Lanka, if you are having a pre-paid account with one of the mobile carrier.

Methods

Go to any road side communication centre and give them your phone number and pay them the amount that you want to reload.
Or use their re-load facility machine by entering your phone number and then entering the amount you want to re-load. Then pay the cash for that amount. Your phone will get a new SMS text message within seconds about the re-load and the new balance available in your account and the validity of the account.

Purchase reload cards.

Scratch the card and get the pin number and follow the given instructions.
Within 5 minutes you will get an SMS message with the reload information and the validity of the account.

Reload Validity.

Even if you had finished your call minutes in the phone, you can get free incoming calls till your accounts' expiring date. The best way to handle your regular phone number and newly acquired local mobile phone number is to have a Dual SIM standby mobile phone. Insurance for your Smartphone is available at low price in Sri Lanka.

Mobile Phone Data Plan.

Money in your phone account is with an expiry date.

After this date all the remaining money will get vanished.
If you want, you can transfer that amount to some other device bwithin the same network, if the account has been used for more than 90 days.



A Note to you

Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.

International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.