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SIM Cards in American Samoa: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

American Samoa – often grouped or confused with Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) – is an unincorporated territory of the United States. What that means is beyond the scope of this guide. But American Samoa is part of the United States but not entirely (it is not a state).

But that does not mean there is nothing to do on this beautiful island. Not only is the nature stunning, but the beaches are too. There are plenty of (high-end) resorts to stay at and beautiful marine life to see – you better share those photos and videos online.

The issue, however, is that posting on social media while roaming can be extremely expensive. If you do not watch out, excessive roaming bills could bankrupt you.

Alright, I am exaggerating here, but I would not recommend roaming in American Samoa – unless your operator allows you to roam for free (which they probably will not).

Instead, get a local American Samoan SIM card. Local SIM cards are (almost) always the cheapest option to stay connected. And there is something special about American Samoan.

You can get a Bluesky American Samoa SIM card for free in their official stores. If you recharge more than 5 USD, you will get 3 GB, 500 local minutes, and 1000 local SMS (all valid for 7 days) as a sign-up bonus. A data plan with 3 GB of data for 5 days will cost you 6 USD.

Now, Oceania is not the cheapest travel region (but it may be the most stunning), but free SIM cards AND reasonably priced data rates always excite me. Then again, I have a whole blog and YouTube channel dedicated to traveling with your phone – of course SIM cards excite me.

Even though there is only one accessible operator in American Samoa, there are quite a few things you need to know before getting yourself an American Samoan SIM card.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in American Samoa. Let's go.

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Original publication: 19th of January 2020. Last updated: 1st of March 2024.


What is the Best SIM Card in American Samoa?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in American Samoa, then Bluesky is your only option.

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American Samoa has only one mobile operator offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Bluesky American Samoa
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Anyone living in or visiting American Samoa can buy an American Samoan SIM card without restrictions.

  • Find out which countries have SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
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Where Can You Buy an American Samoan SIM Card (+Prices)?

You can get an American Samoan SIM card in the stores of Bluesky America Samoa. They are available for free.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date USD (US Dollar) to your currency (let's say AUD – Australian Dollar) exchange rates.

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For reference, below are some exchange rates between AUD and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 AUD = 0.65 USD
  • 10 AUD = 6.45 USD
  • 100 AUD = 64.25 USD
  • 1000 AUD = 642.60 USD

For any other currency, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for American Samoa

The use of (travel) eSIMs has exploded in recent years.

Not only do more phones have eSIM capability (some US-sold iPhones are eSIM-only), but the number of providers adopting technology has proliferated as well.

This includes local mobile operators offering eSIM and platforms selling eSIMs (travel eSIMs).

If you want to buy the best SIM card in American Samoa, then Bluesky is your only option.

But remember that you have to comply with American Samoa's SIM card registration regulations, even when you get an American Samoan eSIM.

If you do not wish to deal with registration for whatever reason, like privacy, consider getting a travel eSIM for American Samoa.

Many eSIM providers have eSIMs for American Samoa and even global eSIMs, which I discuss in my American Samoa eSIM buying guide.

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Here is a quick introduction to your American Samoa travel eSIM options:

  • Airalo: Faaf Mobile (American Samoa only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Nomad: Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant)

Use these discount codes when getting one of these travel eSIMs:

  • Airalo: NEWMAY15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD off (on your first-ever Nomad order only)
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American Samoa Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Bluesky American Samoa and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs) 

Let's see what American Samoan mobile operators can offer us.


Bluesky American Samoa

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Bluesky American Samoa, just Bluesky, is the only GSM operator in American Samoa. It used to also be active in Samoa as Bluesky Samoa, but it has rebranded into Vodafone Samoa instead.

Bluesky uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 12) & 1900 MHz (Band 2)

This is what you will learn about Bluesky:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Bluesky SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping-Up Options & Methods
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Bluesky American Samoa

Bluesky has extensive coverage throughout American Samoa.

Almost all of Tutuila Island, American Samoa's main island, is covered. However, coverage up north around the coast may be spotty or non-existent. Do not expect (good) coverage on Manu'a Islands and Swains Island.

Below is BlueSky's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Bluesky American Samoa

You can check your Bluesky phone number by dialing *888#.

You can get a Bluesky SIM card for free in Bluesky stores. When you eCharge 5 USD or more, you will get 3 GB, 500 local minutes, and 1000 local SMS (all valid for 7 days) as a signup bonus.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Bluesky American Samoa

You can top up your Bluesky SIM card at many top-up points throughout the country, such as Bluesky stores, grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores. You can also recharge online with eCharge, with (international) debit and credit cards.

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To check your balance, dial *888#.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Bluesky American Samoa

Bluesky has four data-featured prepaid plans:

All Bluesky plans can be activated by dialing *888#.

I will list all the prices in USD (United States Dollar).

To convert USD to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Seki Bundles – Bluesky American Samoa

The Seki Bundles are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
5 USDSeki 53 GB505024 Hours
15 USDSeki 1510 GB1501507 days
25 USDSeki 2520 GB25025015 days
Bluesky American Samoa Seki Bundles
2-4-6-10 Plans – Bluesky American Samoa

The 2-4-6-10 Plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

The following 2-4-6-10 Plans are available, which can be activated by dialing *888#:

PricePlanDataValidity
2 USD$2 Plan2 GB24 hours
4 USD$4 Plan3 GB24 hours
6 USD$6 Plan5 GB5 days 
10 USD$10 Plan8 GB5 days 
25 USD$25 Plan20 GB15 days 
35 USD$35 Plan30 GB15 days 

2-4-6-10 Plans auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, dial *888#.

Bluesky America Samoa 2-4-6-10 plans
Other Data Bundles – Bluesky American Samoa

The Other Data Bundles are, as the name implies, data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following Other Data Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *888#:

PricePlanDataValidity
4.99 USDNight Owl Data BundleUnlimited11pm-6:59am
20 USD$20 Atamai Bundle1 GB Daily30 days
Bluesky American Samoa Other Data Bundles Plan
Mega Data Bundles – Bluesky American Samoa
PricePlanDataValidity 
50 USD$50 Plan50 GB30 days
60 USD$60 Plan60 GB30 days
Bluesky American Samoa Mega Data Bundles

APN/Internet Settings – Bluesky American Samoa

  • Name: Blyesky
  • APN: 4g.bluesky

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Getting a SIM card Bluesky American Samoa when considering an American Samoan SIM card.

Going to other places around the world? You should also check out my SIM card buying guides for other destinations worldwide.