Skip to Content

Anguilla: 2 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2022)

Anguilla – known for its beaches, barrier reefs & stray chickens roaming around.

It is also known for not having a cinema – not even one.

The nearest cinema is in Sint Maarten.

But should the lack of a cinema prevent you from visiting Anguilla? Not at all.

Of course, you can spend your days on the many beaches in Anguilla, like Maundays Bay, Rendezvous Bay & Shoal Bay.

You can also visit one of the many islands, such as Dog Islands and Seal Island.

Oh, just know that Dog Island has no dogs – so keep your expectations low, ha.

As you probably know, Anguilla is an expensive travel destination.

Moreover, international roaming can be expensive, especially in Anguilla.

Local SIM cards, like an Anguillan one, are a better way to stay connected when abroad – and much more cost-effective.

Luckily, SIM cards are not too expensive in Anguilla.

You can get an Anguillan SIM card for 25 XCD (9.25 USD) in the Digicel and Flow Stores in The Valley. They are not available at Anguilla-Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA).

While many readers from other countries may think these prices are high, they are typical for Caribbean standards.

Yeah, the Caribbean is not cheap – at all.

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

Buying a SIM Card in Anguilla Guide (logos of Digicel & Flow)

Original publication: 9th of March 2020. Last updated: 20th of September 2022.


Table of Contents

Can You Buy a SIM Card in Anguilla?

You can buy an Anguillan SIM card from Digicel and Flow as a tourist. There is nothing preventing travelers from buying a SIM card in Anguilla.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

Moreover, your phone has to support the frequencies used in Anguilla.

Finally, your phone needs to be unlocked (SIM-lock free) to use an Anguillan SIM card.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Anguilla?

You can get an Anguillan SIM card in the official stores of Digicel and Flow in The Valley. They are not available at Anguilla-Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA).

You can expect to pay the following for Anguillan SIM cards:

  • Digicel Anguilla: 25 XCD
  • Flow Anguilla: 25 XCD
Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Can You Use Your Phone in Anguilla?

Anguilla uses GSM for their cellular communications, meaning that you need a GSM-capable phone to use your phone in the country. Fortunately, there is about a 99% chance your phone supports GSM.

Besides that, you need to be aware of the ITU regions to determine whether your phone will work in other parts of the world.

Although there are 3 ITU regions, you only need to know these two terms: American frequencies and European frequencies.

Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania (ITU Regions 1 & 3) typically use European frequencies, meaning phones bought in those regions can be used in countries using European frequencies without issues.

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean), ITU Region 2, use American frequencies, which are different from the European frequencies.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

Anguilla uses a mix of American frequencies and European frequencies for 2G and 3G, depending on the mobile operator. 4G/LTE is exclusively on American frequencies.

If you bought your phone in the Americas (ITU region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, you want to go with Flow Anguilla

It supports traditional American frequencies on 2G, 3G & 4G/LTE, meaning that you can take full advantage of its network.

If you purchased your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 & 3) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, you want to go with Digicel Anguilla.

It supports traditional European frequencies on 2G and 3G, but you will not be able to use its 4G/LTE network.

Suppose you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support. In that case, you can go with any mobile operator, as your phone will support both American frequencies and European frequencies, even on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Anguilla

Anguilla has two mobile operators offering prepaid services:

  • Digicel Anguilla
  • Flow Anguilla

The following frequencies are used in Anguilla:

  • 2G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 13 & Band 17)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Anguilla, check out this page by Will My Phone Work.

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

VoLTE & VoWiFi in Anguilla

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are not offered by the mobile operators in Anguilla (yet).

This means that when you make a call, your phone will downgrade to 3G (or 2G when 3G is not available) instead of staying connected to 4G/LTE.

This is also why you often cannot use mobile while calling if not connected to WiFi.

VoWiFi is, as the name implies, calling on a WiFi connection as opposed to on a cellular network.

5G NR in Anguilla

5G NR is not available in Anguilla as of 2022, and the Anguillan government has not made any indications of when it will auction 5G licenses.

Best SIM Card in Anguilla

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Anguilla, I recommend going with Digicel or Flow. Both mobile operators have extensive coverage throughout the country, and the speeds are similar. Digicel has attractive plans (Prime Bundles) with dedicated data allowances for Prime apps, TikTok & YouTube (up to 30 GB/app).

Phone Travel Wiz Approved Seal
Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Best eSIM in Anguilla

Unfortunately, none of the mobile operators offer eSIM (to prepaid customers) in Anguilla yet.

However, you can get travel eSIMs from Airalo.

Airalo has the Dolphin Mobile eSIMs:

Anguilla Dolphon Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have one option:

  1. Anguilla/ Dolphin Mobile 1 GB eSIM for 7 days

For Airalo eSIMs, the links above and below will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

With this eSIM, you can skip Anguilla's SIM card registration scheme entirely and use it immediately upon arriving in Anguilla!

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, travel eSIMs & travel SIM cards for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Anguilla and eSIMs worldwide).

If you plan on visiting other neighboring Caribbean nations, consider the Island Hopper eSIM with 1 GB of data (7 days) in Anguilla and these other islands:

Island Hopper Caribbean eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

With the Island Hopper eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit – averaging 8 USD/country in the Caribbean!

SIM Card Registration in Anguilla

SIM card registration with your passport information is required in Anguilla. It will be done at the point of sale.

Anguilla Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Anguilla

The Caribbean is not known for being a cheap travel region.

With many luxurious resorts and PRISTINE beaches, it is somewhat understandable why the region is a bit high-class (with some exceptions, like the Dominican Republic and Haiti).

But what about mobile data costs? Are they cheap in Anguilla?

They are not cheap, but they are not expensive either.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Anguilla is 3.85 USD, around the Caribbean average of 4.44 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

Compared to 2019's numbers, the average cost of 1 GB of data decreased by 72.3%.

While there is not much information about mobile data speeds in the country because not many people do speed tests there, I can mention something about speeds.

Flow Anguilla claims the maximum achievable speed you can get on their network is 35 Mbps.

But remember, this is the maximum speed – you will most likely get speeds ranging between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps.

With reasonably priced SIM cards, close to excellent nationwide coverage, decent mobile download speeds, and average mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Anguilla.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Currency in Anguilla

East Caribbean Dollar Notes (5, 10, 20, 50 & 100)
© Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

Anguilla uses the East Caribbean Dollar with the symbol XCD (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as ECD, EC$, or $. For example, 25 ECD = ECD/EC$/$ 25.

XCD is pegged 2.70:1 to the US Dollar (USD), meaning that 2.70 XCD is 1 USD. 27.10 XCD would be 10 USD. 270 is 100 USD, etc.

1 XCD is 0.37 USD, 10 XCD is 3.70 USD, 100 XCD is 37 USD – you know the drill.

For up-to-date XCD:your currency (let's say Euro) exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

If your credit/debit card charges you foreign exchange fees, get yourself a Wise Borderless Account and Debit Card.

Their fees are MUCH lower than banks, and credit card companies charge you (and Wise is transparent about their fees, unlike banks).

I have saved literal THOUSANDS of Euros, my main currency, when using Wise abroad when traveling compared to my debit and credit cards. Open a Wise account FREE!

Wise Signup Banner

Anguillan Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Digicel Anguilla & Flow Anguilla, and go through:

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

With that being said, let’s see what Anguilla has to offer to us.


Digicel Anguilla

Digicel Logo
© Digicel

Digicel Anguilla, just Digicel, is one of the two mobile operators in Anguilla.

Digicel, as a company, is active in many other Caribbean nations, Central America & Oceania.

Digicel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 17)

This is what you will learn about Digicel:

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

Coverage – Digicel Anguilla

Digicel has excellent coverage in Anguilla.

4G/LTE reception is available basically anywhere in Anguilla.

Below is Digicel's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Digicel Anguilla

You can get a Digicel SIM card for 25 XCD from the Digicel store in The Valley. They are not available at Anguilla-Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA).

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

You may have to dial *122# to activate your Digicel SIM card if your SIM card does not work upon purchase.

Dial *129# to see your Digicel phone number.

Dial *141# to access the Digicel menu.

Digicel SIM cards get deactivated if there has been no activity for 120 days (no top-up for 120 days or no activity for 120 days).

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Digicel Anguilla

Digicel top-up vouchers are sold in the Digicel store in The Valley, kiosks, gas stations & grocery stores.

To top up your Digicel SIM card, dial *125*VoucherCode# or dial *141# and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *125*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *120# or *141# to check your Digicel balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Digicel app (Android/iOS).

Digicel App
© Digicel

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Digicel Anguilla

Digicel has one data-featured plan: the Prepaid Prime Plus Bundles. It is a combo bundle with data, data for select Digicel apps, minutes & SMS.

Digicel Prime Bundles Apps (logos of D'Music, PlayGo, SportsMax, BiP, Loop, Billo, Go Loud, TikTok & YouTube)

The following Prepaid Prime Plus Bundles are available, which can be activated by dialing *141#:

PricePlanAny Use DataListen More (Music) DataListen More (Radio) DataWatch More DataPlay More DataShare More DataKnow More DataStore More DataTikTok DataYouTube DataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
6 XCD1 Day Digicel Prime Bundle2 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GBUnlimitedN/A1 day
18 XCD3 Day Digicel Prime Bundle4 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GBUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
40 XCD7 Day Digicel Prime Bundle8 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GB7 GBUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
140 XCD30 Day Digicel Prime Bundle15 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GB30 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days

You can download any Prime Bundle app by visiting the links below:

Digicel Anguilla Prepaid Prime Plus Bundles

APN/Internet Settings – Digicel Anguilla

  • Name: Digicel
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange


Flow Anguilla

Flow Logo
© Flow

Flow Anguilla, just Flow, is one of the two mobile operators in Anguilla.

Flow is a brand by Cable & Wireless used throughout the Caribbean.

Flow uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 13)

This is what you will learn about Flow:

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

Coverage – Flow Anguilla

Flow has excellent coverage in Anguilla.

4G/LTE reception is available basically anywhere in Anguilla.

Below is Flow's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Flow Anguilla

You can get a Flow SIM card for 25 XCD from the Flow store in The Valley. They are not available at Anguilla-Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA).

Flow Anguilla SIM Card Price
© Flow Anguilla
  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Dial *120# to access the Flow menu.

Dial *555# to see your Flow phone number.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Flow Anguilla

Flow top-up vouchers are sold in the Flow store in The Valley and from Recharge Partners, including grocery stores, gas stations & bars.

To top up your Flow SIM card, dial *121*VoucherCode# or dial *120# and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *121*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *120# to check your Flow balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Flow app (Android/iOS).

Flow App
© Flow

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Flow Anguilla

Flow has one type of data-featured plan: the Always On Plans. It includes data, minutes & SMS.

The following Always On Plans are available:

PricePlanDataSWIFT Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
5 XCD1 Day Always On1 GBUnlimited25 minutes25 SMS1 day
16 XCD3 Day Always On1 GBUnlimited200 minutes200 SMS3 days
40 XCD7 Day Always On3 GBUnlimited350 minutes350 SMS7 days
120 XCD30 Day Always On10 GBUnlimited700 minutes700 SMS30 days

1 for Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter

Flow Anguilla Always On Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Flow Anguilla

  • Name: Flow Internet
  • APN: ppinternet

Note: do not use just “internet” as a prepaid customer. That APN is reserved for postpaid customers. Leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange


The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Anguilla

Getting a SIM card from Flow or Digicel would do you well when considering an Anguillan SIM card.


Next Steps to Enhance Your Travel Experiences

Looking for the next steps to enhance your phone travel experiences? Here is what to do:

Support Phone Travel Wiz

It takes a lot of time to analyze, translate & review the SIM card options worldwide (especially to test them out).

Your support helps me keep producing impartial content by eliminating the need to recommend international SIM cards as the best local SIM card (but some of them CAN be useful).

Every Ko-Fi donation, one-time or monthly, helps me to spend more time creating local SIM card buying guides.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Check Out My Resource Page

Looking for the best companies and gadgets to enhance your travel experience

Check out my travel resources page for the best companies to use when you travel!

Save money with international SIM cards, on plane tickets, bus rides, cruises & accommodation.

Besides that, I also list services and items I use to make my life easier – and I believe they will help you too!

Start Your Own Online Business – Make Money While Traveling

Do you want to learn how I started an online business that allows me to generate income while traveling?

In my starting an online business guide, I tell you which tools, services & products I have for this site and my YouTube channel.

If I can start a business about something I am passionate about (phone travel), then you can do it too!

Learn About Your Phone Travel Options

You can buy local prepaid SIM cardsinternational SIM cardsmobile hotspots, or roam internationally.

Each of these options has its pros and cons. Learn more about them, and find the best option for you.

Phone Travel Tips, Tricks & Hacks

I have written many articles with tips and hacks to save money on mobile costs while abroad. You surely want to check them out!

Sign Up for the Phone Travel Wiz Newsletter

Get updates related to the newest guides, videos & recommended products and services.

Moreover, I send you many tips and tricks on saving money while traveling every now and then.

Let's Be Social

Did you know that I have a YouTube channel covering everything you need to know about traveling with your phone?

A lot of useful videos are uploaded multiple times a week, and you do not want to miss out on them!

Learn More About Who Adu Actually Is

Who is the guy behind Phone Travel Wiz? Well, find out on the Ernest Adu about page!

Tags