Visiting Sri Lanka with your phone.
Visit Sri Lanka with your own Smartphone and get a local connection to communicate with your office, friends and relatives and this will save you lot of money while you tour or do your business here.
If you want to bring any landline phone, CDMA phone or satellite phone with you, then you must get necessary permission from the Sri Lanka authorities at the Colombo airport.
Any brand of Smartphone and mobile phones operating on GSM 900 band can function in Sri Lanka. Only the iPhone may lack in to provide full swing of services to you, if you are not in the international roaming mode as the local networks lack with the support for Siri.
If your mobile phone is a tri or quad band model, then you don't have to worry about the band problem while visiting here. When you switch on your hand held device once you had arrived in Colombo, it will automatically find a local carrier that has partnership with your carrier in your home country. If you accept any of this connection, you can make outgoing and incoming calls along with sending and receiving SMS text messages in the international roaming mode. You will get your phone bill in your home country as usual and the bill will carry your phone activities under the roaming facility. It can be little expensive but International roaming is a good thing to keep in touch with the people in your contact list.
Why Sri Lanka SIM Card?
Good idea is to register and get your own local SIM card as tourist pack or visitor pack as the call charges, SMS text messages, MMS and video calls used to be charged at Sri Lanka rate and this is one of the cheap phone service providing country. Even the Mobile Data plan is very cheap over here. Also you can get many Wi-Fi hotspots that are free and paid ones all over Srilanka. Get the free Wi-Fi while you are inside the Colombo Airpor.
Payment for Sri Lanka Mobile Connection.
You can choose monthly plan or pay as you go plan.
With the pay as you go plan you can top-up your mobile device from any of the roadside recharge facility provider as low as Rs 20/-.
Here you can find mobile phone carriers that are offering 2G, 3G and 4G LTE network connectivity according to your device. Nearly all parts of the island are covered by these networks. So you can be sure that you won't have any dropped calls and you can make calls anytime from anywhere.
Visiting local beaches on your vacation?
Protect your Smartphones as the sea water is with high salinity which can affect your device if exposed.
4G LTE Network in Sri Lanka.
The fastest 4G LTE network is now available island wide. The 4G LTE network is faster and cheaper in Sri Lanka where you can get faster file downloads and upload speed through your device. Once you are connected to the internet through the 4G LTE connection.
If you have 3G or 4G LTE enabled mobile phone devices with rear and front cameras, then you can make video calls from any part of Sri Lanka and you can receive them, if the people know your new SriLanka mobile phone number.