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SIM Cards in Bangladesh: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

Bangladesh – known for being home to the world's largest river delta, for having the most densely populated city worldwide & for having the longest female-led government.

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It is also the world's 8th most populous country, while only being the world's 92th largest country.

So, with this many people in the country, there must be a lot to do and see, right?

Yes, there is.

From temples, like Sompur Mahavihara, to museums, like Ahsan Manzil Museum.

From the many street markets to national parks, there is no reason to be bored in Bangladesh.

Let alone the country's stunning beaches, like Kuakata Sea Beach.

What makes Bangladesh even more exciting is that it is an inexpensive travel destination.

South Asia is not known for being expensive, which is great for those who do not want to spend their whole life savings on a trip (like in the Caribbean or Oceania).

This is another reason why you should get a Bangladeshi local SIM card because there is almost no mobile operator with lower international roaming rates than the mobile data rates in Bangladesh.

Moreover, SIM cards in Bangladesh are cheap too.

You can get a Bangladeshi SIM card for 150 BDT (1.35 USD) from Teletalk or 200 BDT (1.80 USD) from Grameenphone, Skitto, Robi, Airtel & Banglalink in their stores (or pick-up locations for Skitto). SIM cards are also available at Dhaka-Hazrat Shahjalal & Chittagong-Shah Amanat International Airports.

Not expensive at all, right? Just wait until you learn Bangadesh is in the top ten countries with the lowest mobile data rates globally.

Yep, that is right – data costs basically nothing (if you are used to much higher rates, of course – Bangladeshis reading this may strangle me if they read this without the disclaimer, haha).

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

Buying a SIM Card in Bangladesh Guide (logos of Grameenphone, Skitto, Robi, Airtel, Banglalink & Teletalk)

Original publication: 26th of February 2020. Last updated: 1st of February 2024.


What is the Best SIM Card in Bangladesh?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Bangladesh, I recommend going with Grameenphone or Banglalink. Grameenphone is, overall, the best mobile operator with the best performance. Banglalink is the fastest, but its (4G/LTE) coverage lacks compared to its competitors.

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Bangladesh has five mobile operators and one sub-brand offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Grameenphone
  • Skitto (Grameenphone sub-brand)
  • Robi (Axiata)
  • Airtel Bangladesh (by Robi)
  • Banglalink
  • Teletalk Bangladesh
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Anyone 18 or older living in or visiting Bangladesh can buy a Bangladeshi SIM card with some restrictions, but you do have to comply with Bangladesh's SIM card registration regulations.

And if you are younger than 18, you can still get a SIM card if your parents buy one for you (in their name).

The main restriction is that you can only have 15 active SIM cards in your name in Bangladesh.

Even for people like me, who like to test out all the mobile operators in a country, this should be more than enough.

Besides those restrictions, you are free to use Bangladeshi SIM cards.

Regarding the registration requirements, you must show your passport at the point of sale.

  • 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 a Bangladeshi SIM Card (+Prices)?

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

  • Grameenphone: 200 BDT
  • Robi (Axiata): 200 BDT
  • Airtel Bangladesh: 200 BDT
  • Banglalink: 200 BDT
  • Teletalk Bangladesh: 150 BDT

Be aware that SIM cards sold at airports can be more expensive than the prices mentioned earlier.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date BDT (Bangladeshi Taka) to your currency (let's say INR – Indian Rupee) exchange rates.

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

  • 1 BDT = 0.090 USD
  • 10 BDT = 0.90 USD
  • 100 BDT= 0.90 USD
  • 1000 BDT = 9.10 USD
  • 10 000 BDT = 90.80 USD

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

(Travel) eSIMs for Bangladesh

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 a local Bangladeshi eSIM, you are out of luck because the mobile operators do not sell them (to prepaid customers).

But remember that you have to comply with Bangladesh's SIM card registration regulations, even when you get a Bangladeshi eSIM.

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

Many eSIM providers have eSIMs for Bangladesh only, eSIMs for multiple Asian destinations & even global eSIMs, which I discuss in my Bangladesh eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Bangladesh Guide (logos of Holafly, Alosim, Airalo, SimOptions & Fatafati)

Here is a quick introduction to your Bangladesh travel eSIM options:

  • Airalo: Fatafati (Bangladesh only) & Discover+ (125+ countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Alosim: Bangladesh
  • Holafly: Bangladesh – all variants include unlimited data
  • Nomad: APAC (15 or 20 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant)
  • SimOptions: Asia (32 countries)

And I know you love discounts, so use one of these codes when getting a travel eSIM:

  • Airalo: FEB15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, FEB10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD off (on your first-ever Nomad order only)

If you want to know about all the prices, data options & covered countries (for the regional and global eSIMs), check out my Bangladesh eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Bangladesh Guide (logos of Holafly, Alosim, Airalo, SimOptions & Fatafati)

Bangladeshi Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Grameenphone, Robi (Axiata), Airtel Bangladesh, Banglalink & Teletalk Bangladesh, 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 Bangladesh can offer us in terms of SIM cards.


Grameenphone

Grameenphone Bangladesh Logo
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Grameenphone is the largest mobile operator in Bangladesh.

It has, in most aspects, the best network in the country.

Grameenphone is run by the Norwegian telecommunications company called Telenor, which is active in Asia (Malaysia – Digi Malaysia, Pakistan – Telenor & Thailand – dtac) and Europe (Denmark, Norway & Sweden as Telenor and as DNA in Finland).

However, as it is the most popular mobile operator, it suffers from network congestion from time to time, which affects the network experience.

This is why other mobile operators may have better outcomes in tests. But Grameenphone is undoubtedly recommended for those visiting rural Bangladesh.

Grameenphone uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8) & 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Grameenphone:

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

Coverage – Grameenphone

Grameenphone has the best coverage in Bangladesh.

Below is Grameenphone's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Grameenphone

You can get a Grameenphone SIM card for 200 BDT with 5 BDT in Grameenphone stores. While are four SIM cards available (Bondhu, djuice, Nishchinto & Smile), all starter packs are sold for the same price. The Nishchinto SIM card is the most popular SIM card at the moment.

Grameenphone Bangladesh SIM Card Price

Upon activation, you can get several bonuses when you recharge your new SIM card.

If you top-up 34 BDT, you get 1 GB of data for 7 days and a Biscope (app) pass for 30 days.

If you top-up 47 BDT, you get 20 BDT credit (30 days), 2 GB ofo data (7 days), 15 local minutes (7 days) & Bioscope (app) pass (30 days).

Grameenphone Bangladesh New SIM First Recharge Offers
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SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

You may want to get a travel eSIM for Bangladesh, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Grameenphone (in some cases).

Especially when getting an eSIM covering popular Asian destinations if you do not stay in just Bangladesh or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Bangladesh eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Fatafati (Bangladesh only) & Discover+ (125+ countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Bangladesh – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Bangladesh – these eSIMs have unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: APAC (up to 20 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Bangladesh eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Bangladesh Guide (logos of Holafly, Alosim, Airalo, SimOptions & Fatafati)

But let's continue with Grameenphone for now.

Note that Grameenphone offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

However, VoLTE calls are only applicable to Grameenphone to Grameenphone calls or Grameenphone to Skitto calls.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Grameenphone

Grameenphone top-up vouchers are sold in Grameenphone stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Bangladesh.

To top up your Grameenphone SIM card, dial *555*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *555*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 *566# to check your Grameenphone balance.

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

Grameenphone Bangladesh MyGP App
© Grameenphone

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Grameenphone

Grameenphone has four data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in BDT (Bangladeshi Taka).

To convert BDT to your currency (let's say INR – Indian Rupee) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Flexiplan – Grameenphone

The Flexiplan is a customizable combo bundle with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Grameenphone Bangladesh Flexiplan Example
All-Rounder Packs – Grameenphone

The All-Rounder Packs are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

The following All-Rounder Packs are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidity
199 BDT5 GB150 minutes7 days
218 BDT256 MB300 minutes30 days
397 BDT6 GB250 minutes30 days
498 BDT10 GB350 minutes30 days
799 BDT30 GB700 minutes30 days
998 BDT50 GB1600 minutes 130 days

1 + 500 SMS

Grameenphone Bangladesh All-Rounder Plans
Internet Packs – Grameenphone

The Internet Packs are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

The following Internet Packs are available:

PriceDataValidity
29 BDT300 MB7 days
48 BDT1 GB7 days
69 BDT2 GB7 days
97 BDT512 MB30 days
98 BDT3 GB7 days
148 BDT5 GB7 days
169 BDT7 GB7 days
194 BDT2 GB30 days
198 BDT12 GB7 days
249 BDT22 GB7 days
298 BDT5 GB30 days
399 BDT10 GB30 days
499 BDT20 GB30 days
599 BDT35 GB30 days
698 BDT50 GB30 days
849 BDT25 GBuntil 18-Feb,2033
1349 BDT50 GBuntil 18-Feb,2033
1749 BDT75 GBuntil 18-Feb,2033
Grameenphone Bangladesh Internet Plans
Entertainment Packs – Grameenphone

The Entertainment Pack are plans with data bundles (without 5G NR access).

The following Entertainment Pack are available:

PricePlanApp DataValidity
78 BDTStreaming Pack & Play Pack1 GB7 days
94 BDTStreaming Pack & Play Pack2 GB7 days
177 BDTStreaming Pack & Play Pack5 GB7 days
189 BDTStreaming Pack & Play Pack3 GB30 days
228 BDTStreaming Pack & Play Pack6 GB30 days
358 BDTStreaming Pack & Play Pack10 GB30 days
Grameenphone Bangladesh Entertainment Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Grameenphone

  • Name: GP Internet
  • APN: gpinternet

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Robi (Axiata)

Robi Bangladesh Logo
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Robi Axiata, just Robi, is the second-largest mobile operator in Bangladesh.

It purchased Airtel Bangladesh in 2016, which then turned Robi(-Airtel) into the second-largest mobile operator in the country.

Robi is part of the Axiata group from Malaysia.

The Axiata Group is also active in Cambodia (Smart), Indonesia (XL Axiata), Malaysia (Celcom), Nepal (Ncell) & Sri Lanka (Dialog).

Robi uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2100 MHz (Band 1)

This is what you will learn about Robi:

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

Coverage – Robi

Robi has extensive coverage throughout Bangladesh.

4G/LTE and 4.5G (fast 4G/LTE) reception are available almost anywhere in Bangladesh (especially populated areas).

Below is Robi's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Robi's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Robi

You can get a Robi SIM card for 200 BDT in Robi stores.

Upon activation, you can get several bonuses when you recharge your new SIM card.

If you top-up 23 BDT, you get 1 GB of data and 1 GB for Facebook.

If you top-up 42 BDT, you get 34 BDT credit and 2 GB of data for 7 days.

Robi Bangladesh New Prepaid Connection Offers
  • 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 can consider getting a travel eSIM for Bangladesh, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Robi.

Especially if you get an Asia eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported Asian countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my Bangladesh eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Fatafati (Bangladesh only) & Discover+ (125+ countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Bangladesh – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Bangladeshunlimited data eSIMs – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: APAC (15 or 20 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my Bangladesh eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Buying an eSIM for Bangladesh Guide (logos of Holafly, Alosim, Airalo, SimOptions & Fatafati)

For now, I will continue with Robi.

Dial *2#to see your Robi phone number.

Note that Robi offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Robi

Robi top-up vouchers are sold in Robi stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Bangladesh.

To top up your Robi SIM card, dial *111*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *111*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 *1# to check your Robi balance.

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

Robi Bangladesh My Robi App
© Robi

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Robi

Robi has six data-featured prepaid plans:

All Robi plans can be activated by dialing *4#.

I will list all the prices in BDT (Bangladeshi Taka).

To convert BDT to your currency (let's say INR – Indian Rupee) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Instant Elite Packs – Robi

The Instant Elite Packs is a combo plan with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

The following Instant Elite Packs are available:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesValidity
609 BDTGold Elite BDT 609N/A1000 minutes30 days
798 BDTGold Elite BDT 79815 GBN/A30 days
989 BDTDiamond Elite BDT 989N/A1600 minutes90 days
999 BDTDiamond Elite BDT 99925 GB600 minutes30 days
1199 BDTPlatinum Elite BDT 119930 GB70 minutes30 days
1298 BDTPlatinum Elite BDT 129850 GBN/Aunlimited validity
Robi Bangladesh Instant Elite Packs
© Robi
Combo Packs – Robi

The Combo Packs are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

The following Combo Packs are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidity
1199 BDT80 GB1800 minutes30 days
Robi Bangladesh Combo Packs
© Robi
Unlimited Packs – Robi

The Unlimited Packs are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

The following Unlimited Packs are available:

PriceDataValidity
848 BDT25 GBunlimited validity
1298 BDT50 GBunlimited validity
1598 BDT75 GBunlimited validity
Robi Bangladesh Unlimited Packs
© Robi
Data Packs – Robi

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

The following Data Packs are available:

PriceDataValidity
278 BDT30 GB7 days
798 BDT80 GB30 days
Robi Bangladesh Data Packs
© Robi
Social & Content Packs – Robi

The Social & Content Packs are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

The following Social & Content Packs are available:

PriceSocial DataAppsValidity
38 BDT1 GBFacebook Messenger, IMO, SnapChat, Telegram & WhatsApp7 days
88 BDT1 GBFacebook Messenger, IMO, SnapChat, Telegram & WhatsApp30 days
138 BDT10 GBTikTok & 7 days
158 BDT10 GBstreaming Bongo, Binge Access, Hoichoi & Rabbithole7 days
288 BDT20 GBTikTok & 30 days
388 BDT14 GBstreaming Bongo, Binge Access, Hoichoi & Rabbithole30 days
Robi Bangladesh Social & Content Packages
© Robi
Internet Recharge – Robi

The Internet Recharge are data add-on (without 5G NR access).

The following Internet Recharge are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidity
609 BDTany -net (24 hours)1000 minutes 30 days
Robi Bangladesh Internet Recharges
© Robi

APN/Internet Settings – Robi

  • Name: Robi
  • APN: internet

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Airtel Bangladesh

Airtel Logo Small
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Airtel Bangladesh, just Airtel, is, together with Robi (Axiata), the second-largest mobile operator in Bangladesh.

As of 2016, Airtel is part of Robi after the merger was completed.

For now, the Airtel brand will remain, and it will still offer products and services.

It is unknown if this will change in the (near) future.

However, as Robi and Airtel have been one company for around five years, Airtel will likely keep operating the way it currently is.

Airtel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2100 MHz (Band 1)

This is what you will learn about Airtel:

* Coverage
* How to Get an Airtel SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Airtel Bangladesh

Airtel has extensive coverage throughout Bangladesh.

4G/LTE and 4.5G (fast 4G/LTE) reception are available almost anywhere in Bangladesh (especially populated areas).

Below is Airtel's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Airtel's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Airtel Bangladesh

You can get an Airtel SIM card for 200 BDT with 5 BDT credit (90 days) & 50 MB (10 days) in Robi-Airtel (Experience) Centers.

Dial *2# to see your Airtel phone number.

Dial *121# to access the Airtel menu.

You also get plenty of new SIM card bonsues with Airtel, including free data and minutes.

Below is an overview of all the Airtel new SIM card bonuses:

Airtel Bangladesh New SIM Card Offer
Airtel Bangladesh New SIM Card Top Up Offers
  • 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 want to get a travel eSIM for Bangladesh, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Airtel (in some cases).

Especially when getting an eSIM covering popular Asian destinations if you do not stay in just Bangladesh or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Bangladesh eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Fatafati (Bangladesh only) & Discover+ (125+ countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Bangladesh – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Bangladesh – these eSIMs have unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: APAC (up to 20 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Bangladesh eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Bangladesh Guide (logos of Holafly, Alosim, Airalo, SimOptions & Fatafati)

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Airtel Bangladesh

Airtel top-up vouchers are sold in Robi-Airtel (Experience) Centers, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Bangladesh.

To top up your Airtel SIM card, dial *121# and follow the instructions.

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 *1# or *121# to check your Airtel balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My Airtel – Bangladesh app (Android/iOS).

Airtel Bangladesh My Airtel - Bangladesh App
© Airtel Bangladesh

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Airtel Bangladesh

Airtel has four data-featured prepaid plans:

All Airtel plans can be activated by dialing *4# or *121#.

I will list all the prices in BDT (Bangladeshi Taka).

To convert BDT to your currency (let's say INR – Indian Rupee) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

MyPlan – Airtel Bangladesh

The MyPlan is a customizable combo bundle with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following MyPlan are available:

Airtel Bangladesh My Plan Offer
Internet Packages – Airtel Bangladesh

The Internet Packages are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

The following Internet Packages are available:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesValidity
248 BDTWeekly Pack25 GBN/A7 days
309 BDTWeekly Pack15 GB300 minutes7 days
848 BDTUnlimited Data 25 GB25 GBN/Aunlimited validity
Airtel Bangladesh Internet Packages
© Airtel Bangladesh
Airtel Social Packs – Airtel Bangladesh

The Airtel Social Packs are data plans (without 5G NR access) for Facebook Messenger, IMO, SnapChat, Telegram, Tiktok, WhatsApp & Youtube.

The following Airtel Social Packs are available:

PricePlanAppValidity
38 BDT1 GBFacebook Messenger, IMO, SnapChat, Telegram & WhatsApp7 days
88 BDT1 GBFacebook Messenger, IMO, SnapChat, Telegram & WhatsApp30 days
138 BDT10 GBTikTok & Youtube7 days
288 BDT20 GBTikTok & Youtube30 days
Airtel Bangladesh Airtel Social Packs
Airtel Streaming Pack – Airtel Bangladesh

The Airtel Streaming Pack are data plans (without 5G NR access) for Binge Access, Hoichoi & Rabbithole.

The following Airtel Streaming Pack are available:

PriceDataAppsValidity
158 BDT10 GBBinge Access, Hoichoi & Rabbithole7 days
338 BDT14 GBBinge Access, Hoichoi & Rabbithole30 days
Airtel Bangladesh Airtel Streaming Pack

APN/Internet Settings – Airtel Bangladesh

  • Name: Airtel BD
  • APN: internet

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Banglalink

Banglalink Bangladesh Logo
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Banglalink is the third-largest mobile operator in Bangladesh.

It is, however, the fastest mobile operator in the country.

Banglalink is run by the Dutch company called VEON, which is known as Beeline (in CIS countries), Jazz (Pakistan), Kyivstar (Ukraine)

Banglalink uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2100 MHz (Band 1)

This is what you will learn about Banglalink:

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

Coverage – Banglalink

Banglalink has extensive coverage throughout Bangladesh.

However, it has the worst 4G/LTE coverage experience.

Below is Banglalink's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Banglalink

You can get a Banglalink SIM card for 200 BDT in Banglink stores.

Banglalink Bangladesh New SIM Card Offers
  • 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 should consider getting a travel eSIM for Bangladesh because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Banglalink.

Especially if you get an Asia-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for Bangladesh in my Bangladesh eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Fatafati (Bangladesh only) & Discover+ (125+ countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Bangladesh – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Bangladeshunlimited data eSIMs – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: APAC (up to 20 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Bangladesh eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with Banglalink for now.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Banglalink

Banglalink top-up vouchers are sold in Banglalink stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Bangladesh.

To top up your Banglalink SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*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 *124# to check your Banglalink balance.

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

Banglalink Bangladesh MyBL App
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Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Banglalink

Banglalink has four data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in BDT (Bangladeshi Taka).

To convert BDT to your currency (let's say INR – Indian Rupee) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Bundles – Banglalink

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

The following Bundles are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
5 BDTN/AN/A50 SMS2 days
10 BDTN/AN/A60 SMS3 days
20 BDTN/AN/A120 SMS7 days
40 BDTN/AN/A250 SMS30 days
60 BDTN/AN/A500 SMS30 days
78 BDT1 GB 20 minutesN/A7 days
98 BDT1 GB 50 minutesN/A7 days
148 BDT3 GB100 minutesN/A7 days
158 BDT1 GB 20 minutesN/A30 days
178 BDT1 GB 50 minutesN/A30 days
198 BDT5 GB 200 minutesN/A7 days
298 BDT3 GB150 minutesN/A30 days
348 BDT5 GB 200 minutesN/A30 days
458 BDT10 GB300 minutesN/A7 days
498 BDT10 GB350 minutesN/A30 days
558 BDT15 GB400 minutesN/A7 days
598 BDT15 GB300 minutesN/A30 days
658 BDT20 GB500 minutesN/A7 days
698 BDT25 GB400 minutesN/A30 days
758 BDT25 GB600 minutesN/A7 days
798 BDT30 GB700 minutesN/A30 days
854 BDT35 GB1000 minutesN/A7 days
898 BDT40 GB800 minutesN/A30 days
998 BDT50 GB1600 minutesN/A30 days
Banglalink Bangladesh Prepaid Bundles Plan
Internet Packs – Banglalink

The Internet Packs are, as the name implies, data bundles (without 5G NR access).

The following Internet Packs are available:

PriceDataValidity
19 BDT100 MB7 days
29 BDT300 MB7 days
49 BDT1 GB 7 days
69 BDT2 GB7 days
89 BDT3 GB7 days
99 BDT100 MB30 days
129 BDT300 MB30 days
139 BDT500 MB30 days
149 BDT7 GB7 days
169 BDT10 GB7 days
199 BDT15 GB7 days
209 BDT3 GB30 days
229 BDT20 GB7 days
249 BDT25 GB7 days
299 BDT5 GB 30 days
399 BDT10 GB 30 days
499 BDT25 GB 30 days
599 BDT40 GB 30 days
699 BDT60 GB 30 days
799 BDT80 GB 30 days
Banglalink Bangladesh Prepaid Internet Packages Plan
Unlimited Validity Packs – Banglalink

The Unlimited Validity Packs are data bundles (without 5G NR access) with 10 years of validity.

The following Unlimited Validity Packs are available:

PriceDataValidity
849 BDT25 GB 10 years
1299 BDT50 GB10 years
1599 BDT75 GB10 years
Banglalink Bangladesh Unlimited Validity Packs
Social & Entertainment Packs – Banglalink

The Social & Entertainment Packs are data bundles (without 5G NR access) for entertainment & social media.

The following Social & Entertainment Packs are available:

PriceSocial DataAppsValidity
19 BDT1 GB Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp7 days
29 BDT1 GB YouTube7 days
29 BDT2 GB BiP, IMO & Snapchat7 days
46 BDT2 GB Toffee7 days
49 BDT3 GB Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp30 days
96 BDT5 GB Toffee30 days
99 BDT3 GB YouTube30 days
99 BDT3 GB BiP, IMO & Snapchat30 days
106 BDT2 GB iScreen, hoichoi & Toffee7 days
196 BDT5 GB iScreen, hoichoi & Toffee30 days
Banglalink Bangladesh Social & Entertainment Packs

APN/Internet Settings – Banglalink

  • Name: Banglalink 4G
  • APN: blweb

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Teletalk Bangladesh

Teletalk Bangladesh Logo
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Teletalk Bangladesh, just Teletalk, is the smallest mobile operator in Bangladesh.

It is a state-owned company. Not surprising to some, Teletalk is the worst option out there.

It was so bad that I omitted Teletalk in the previous version of this guide.

However, Teletalk has improved a lot over the years and managed to be the first mobile operator to get a 5G NR license.

But that is probably because the company is state-owned and pulled some strings Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

Suppose you plan on visiting Dublar Char Island, Jamtola Beach, Katka Sea Beach, or Sundarban.

In that case, you have to go with Teletalk because it has an exclusivity in these places.

While Teletalk has improved its network and coverage, all the other mobile operators are much better options.

Perhaps that will change in the (near) future.

Teletalk uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8) & 1800 MHz (Band 3)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) – not commecrial yet

This is what you will learn about Teletalk:

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

Coverage – Teletalk Bangladesh

Teletalk has the worst coverage in Bangladesh.

However, 4G/LTE reception is available in all populated areas. Although it may be weak.

Below is Teletalk's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Teletalk Bangladesh

You can get a Teletalk SIM card for 150 BDT in Teletalk stores and service points.

Dial *551# to see your Teletalk phone number.

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You can consider getting a travel eSIM for Bangladesh, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Teletalk.

Especially if you get an Asia eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported Asian countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my Bangladesh eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Fatafati (Bangladesh only) & Discover+ (125+ countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Bangladesh – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Bangladeshunlimited data eSIMs – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: APAC (15 or 20 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my Bangladesh eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Teletalk Bangladesh

Teletalk top-up vouchers are sold in Teletalk stores and Service Points, Paywell Recharge Points, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Bangladesh.

To top up your Teletalk SIM card, dial *151*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *151*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 *152# to check your Teletalk balance.

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

Teletalk Bangladesh MyTeletalk App
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Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Teletalk Bangladesh

Teletalk has three data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in BDT (Bangladeshi Taka).

To convert BDT to your currency (let's say INR – Indian Rupee) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Combo Packages – Teletalk Bangladesh

The Combo Packages are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

he following Combo Packages are available. which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
50 BDT1 GB55 minutes50 SMS7 days*111*102#
101 BDT1.2 GB150 minutes120 SMS30 days*111*103#
199 BDT5 GB250 minutes300 SMS30 days*111*104#
209 BDT10 GB100 minutes50 SMS30 days*111*107#
224 BDT2 GB350 minutes20 SMS30 days*111*108#
297 BDT5 GB450 minutes50 SMS30 days*111*109#
299 BDT10 GB350 minutes100 SMS30 days*111*105#
399 BDT12 GB500 minutes350 SMS30 days*111*110#
548 BDT35 GB800 minutes100 SMS30 days*111*111#
598 BDT40 GB900 minutes100 SMS30 days*111*112#
648 BDT50 GB1000 minutes200 SMS30 days*111*113#
Teletalk Bangladesh Combo Packages Plan
Oporajita Internet Offers – Teletalk Bangladesh

The Oporajita Internet Offfers are data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following Oporajita Internet Offfers are available. which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
8 BDT1 GB7 days*111*8#
38 BDT2 GB7 days*111*38#
Teletalk Bangladesh Oporajita Internet Offers Plan
Regular Internet Offers – Teletalk Bangladesh

The Regular Internet Offers are, as the name implies, data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following Internet Offers are available. which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
9 BDT100 MB7 days*111*501#
21 BDT1 GB7 days*111*534#
36 BDT2 GB7 days*111*736#
39 BDT500 MB30 days*111*503#
44 BDT3 GB7 days*111*44#
56 BDT4 GB7 days*111*756#
64 BDT5 GB7 days111*764#
93 BDT2 GB30 days*111*93#
97 BDT10 GB7 days*111*97#
139 BDT3 GB30 days*111*531#
176 BDT4 GB30 days*111*776#
201 BDT5 GB30 days*111*532#
239 BDT10 GB30 days*111*550#
276 BDT15 GB30 days*111*777#
309 BDT25 GBUnlimited*111*309#
344 BDT30 GB30 days*111*344#
445 BDT45 GB30 days*111*445#
599 BDT50 GBUnlimited*111*599#
799 BDT75 GBUnlimited*111*799#
Teletalk Bangladesh Regular Internet Offers Plan

APN/Internet Settings – Teletalk Bangladesh

  • Name: TT-INTERNET
  • APN: WAP

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Bangladesh

Getting a SIM card from Grameenphone or Banglalink would do you well when considering a Bangladeshi SIM card.

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