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

Chile – known for its street art, street food & for having the tallest building in Latin America (Gran Torre) since 2011/2012.

It is also the longest and narrowest country worldwide, being 4270 km long and only 400 km wide.

But what to do in Chile?

The Torrel del Paine is a stunning hiking path.

The Marbel Caves (Cuevas de Mármol) are absolutely breathtaking.

And, if you can and have the time for it, the mysterious Easter Island should be visited as well with the Moai statues.

There is no reason to be bored in this long country.

But before you post your amazing Chile photos online, be aware that international roaming can be expensive.

That is why you should (almost) always buy local SIM cards to enjoy local rates, like a Chilean one.

Luckily for you, SIM cards are affordable in Chile, and the country has the lowest mobile data rates in South America.

You can get a Chilean SIM card for as low as 10 PEN (2.65 USD) to 10 PEN CLP (2.65 USD) in Entel, Movistar, Claro & WOM stores (although they all often solely deal with postpaid customers) or from supermarkets and grocery stores. Santiago-Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport sells SIM cards too.

Inexpensive, right? And most SIM cards include starter packs, so you do not just pay 6 USD for a SIM card (unlike some other countries… like Canada and the United States).

Of course, there is much more to know about Chilean SIM cards, so…

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

Buying a SIM Card in Chile Guide (logos of Entel, Movistar & Claro)

Original publication: 2nd of March 2020. Last updated: 14th of January 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in Chile?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Chile, I would recommend going with Entel or Claro. Entel is the best mobile operator in most regards. Claro has the fastest speeds.

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So, who are all these mobile operators and what options are available for you?

Chile has four mobile operators offering prepaid services that are easily accessible to travelers:

  • Entel Chile
  • Movistar Chile
  • Claro Chile
  • WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile)
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Anyone living in or visiting Chile can buy a Chilean SIM card with no restrictions.

However, you may be asked for a RUT (Registro Civil) number – the local ID number.

It is not required to give one when purchasing a SIM card and it is not needed for registering the SIM card.

  • 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 Chilean SIM Card (+Prices)?

You can get a Chilean SIM card in Entel, Movistar, Claro & WOM (formerly Nextel) stores and third-party stores, including kiosks, pharmacies & grocery stores. Some Chilean airports sell (tourist) SIM cards (at inflated prices).

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

  • Entel Chile: 3990 CLP
  • Movistar Chile: between 2000 CLP and 5000 CLP
  • Claro Chile: between 2000 CLP and 5000 CLP
  • WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile): between 500 CLP and 5000 CLP

Note that Chilean SIM cards can be more expensive than those listed above when purchased at an airport.

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

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For your convenience, below are some exchange rates between CLP and USD (US Dollars):

  • 10 CLP = 0.010 USD
  • 100 CLP = 0.10 USD
  • 1000 CLP = 1.15 USD

But for any other currency, the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for Chile

In recent years, (travel) eSIMs have become extremely popular.

Especially after Apple made iPhones (14- & 15 series) sold in the United States eSIM-only, forcing its users to use eSIMs – even when abroad.

As a result, the adoption of eSIM technology by mobile operators worldwide rose impressively quickly.

Currently, no Chilean mobile operator offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

But if you purchase an eSIM from any of these mobile operators, you must comply with Chile's SIM card registration regulations.

Suppose you do not wish to do so for privacy reasons (for example) or want to be connected immediately without paying for an overpriced SIM card (or eSIM) sold at a Chilean airport. In that case, you may consider getting a travel eSIM for Chile.

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

Buying an eSIM for Chile Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Latamlink, Discover+, Altoque, Alosim & Airalo)

Surprisingly, travel eSIMs can be cheaper than a Chilean SIM card or eSIM in specific scenarios.

Moreover, Latin (Central- and South) America-wide and global eSIM options are also available at competitive prices (without having to deal with expensive international roaming rates).

In this Chile SIM card buying guide (the one you are reading), I will stick to the local SIM cards and eSIM, but you can read my Chile eSIM buying guide for more information about travel eSIMs covering the country.

But here is a quick overview already + applicable discount codes if you are interested in purchasing a travel eSIM for Chile:

  • Airalo: Altoque (Chile only), Latamlink (19 countries in Latin (Central- and South) America) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Alosim: Chile
  • Holafly: Chile & South America (14 countries in Central- and South America) – options include unlimited data
  • Nomad: Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant)

Here are some discount codes to sweeten the deal:

  • 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)

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

Buying an eSIM for Chile Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Latamlink, Discover+, Altoque, Alosim & Airalo)

The eSIM guide is as comprehensive as this SIM card buying guide, but it solely focuses on travel eSIMs (while the guide you are reading focuses on local SIM cards and eSIMs for prepaid users (where applicable).

Chilean Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Entel Chile, Movistar Chile, Claro Chile & WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile), 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 said, let's see what Chile offers us.


Entel Chile

Entel Logo
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Entel Chile, just Entel, is the largest mobile operator in Chile.

Entel stands for Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones.

It used to be the national state-owned telecommunications company.

Although it has faced fierce competition since privatization, it is still the best mobile operator in all aspects.

Entel is also active in Peru. However, it has nothing to do with Entel in Bolivia.

Entel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 1900 MHz (Band 2) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258) – trial phase/to be officially awarded, respectively

This is what you will learn about Entel:

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

Coverage – Entel Chile

Entel has the best coverage in Chile.

This was also confirmed by Opensignal.

Below is Entel's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Entel Chile

You can get an Entel SIM card for 3990 CLP in Entel stores, supermarkets & pharmacies. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Santiago-Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.

Entel Chile SIM Card
© Entel Chile
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For the first two months of purchasing/activating your Entel SIM card, you get 1 GB, unlimited Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Spotify, Twitter & WhatsApp data, and 30 local minutes – all for 7 days if you recharge at least 2000 CLP.

Entel Chile New SIM Card Bonus

Note that some Entel stores may turn you away when trying to buy prepaid SIM cards because they solely focus on postpaid (subscribers) customers.

Entel does sell eSIMs nowadays. However, it is unclear whether they are exclusive to postpaid customers or not.

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

Especially if you get a Latin (Central- and South) America-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported Latin American countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

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

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Altoque (Chile only), Latamlink (19 countries in Latin America) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Chile – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Chile & South America (14 countries) – all variants in both options include unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Chile & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

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

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Entel Chile

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

The following (online) top-up options are available:

Top-UpSocial Data 1, 2Credit ValiditySocial Data Validity
1000 CLP – 1999 CLPUnlimited90 days5 days
2000 CLP – 2999 CLPUnlimited90 days7 days
3000 CLP – 9999 CLPUnlimited90 days15 days
10 000 CLP =>Unlimited90 days30 days

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Spotify, Twitter & WhatsApp
2 unlimited WhatsApp is always valid for 30 days

You also have something called Recarga Mágica (Magic Reload).

Suppose you recharge 10 000 CLP online, on the Entel app, or by calling 103 and selecting option 3.

In that case, your 10 000 CLP top-up will be converted into 20 GB, 700 local minutes & unlimited Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Spotify, Twitter & WhatsApp data – all for 30 days.

Entel Chile Recarga Mágica Magic Recharge

To top up your Entel SIM card, you would call 103 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 debit and credit cards. However, only Chile-issued cards are accepted.

If your international debit or credit is somehow accepted, you will get a 30% credit bonus for each reload done online or through the Entel app.

Dial *103# to check your Entel balance.

However, only the first balance inquiry of the day will be free. All subsequent inquiries will cost you 100 CLP.

You can also use the Entel app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery) to check your balance for free.

Entel Chile App
© Entel Chile

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Entel Chile

Entel has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Bolsas Prepago Datos y Minutos/Prepaid Data and Minutes Bags (combo). It includes data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

All Entel plans can be activated on the Entel app.

I will list all the prices in CLP (Chilean Peso).

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

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These Bolsas Prepago Datos y Minutos are available:

PriceDataSocial Data 1 Local MinutesValidity
500 CLP 600 MB N/A 20 minutes 2 days 
1000 CLP 1.5 GB Unlimited 50 minutes 3 days 
2500 CLP 4 GB Unlimited 150 minutes 7 days 
5000 CLP 10 GB Unlimited 250 minutes 30 days 
8000 CLP 20 GB Unlimited 500 minutes 30 days 

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Spotify, Twitter & WhatsApp

Entel Chile Bolsas Prepago Datos Y Minutos Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Entel Chile

  • Name: Entel APN
  • APN: bam.entelpcs.cl

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Movistar Chile

Movistar Logo New
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Movistar Chile, just Movistar, is the second-largest mobile operator in Chile.

It is a combination of the former Telefónica Móvil and BellSouth.

Movistar, as a brand, is active in Central America, South America & Spain.

Movistar uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28) & 2600 MHz (Band 7 & Band 38)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258) – trial phase/to be officially awarded, respectively

This is what you will learn about Movistar:

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

Coverage – Movistar Chile

Movistar has extensive coverage throughout Chile.

Below is Movistar Chile's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Movista Chile‘s official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Movistar Chile

You can get a Movistar SIM card for between 2000 CLP to 5000 CLP, depending on the retailer, in Movistar stores, supermarkets & pharmacies. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Santiago-Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.

Movistar SIM Card
© Movistar

Dial *#62# to see your Movistar phone number.

Dial *303# to access the Movistar menu.

  • 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)
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Note that some Movistar stores may turn you away when trying to buy prepaid SIM cards because they solely focus on postpaid (subscribers) customers.

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

Especially when getting a Latin (Central- and South) America-wide eSIM if you do not stay in just Chile or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

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

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Altoque (Chile only), Latamlink (19 countries in Latin America) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Chile – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Chile & South America (14 countries) – these eSIMs have unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Chile & 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 Chile eSIM buying guide.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Movistar Chile

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

The following (online) top-up options are available:

Top-UpValidity
100 CLP – 4990 CLP30 days
5000 CLP – 7990 CLP60 days
8000 CLP – 20 000 CLP90 days

Each top-up of more than 1000 CLP gives you unlimited data for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Twitter & WhatsApp.

Below is an overview of your social media data validity:

Top-UpSocial Data 1Social Data Validity
1000 CLP – 2999 CLPUnlimited1 day
3000 CLP – 9999 CLPUnlimited3 days
10 000 CLP => Unlimited7 days

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Twitter & WhatsApp

Movistar Chile Vigencia Redes Sociales Unlimited Social Media Top-Up Bonuses

To top up your Movistar SIM card, call *303# 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 debit and credit cards. However, only Chile-issued cards are accepted.

Dial *303# to check your Movistar balance.

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

Movistar Chile Mi Movistar Chile App
© Movistar Chile

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Movistar Chile

Movistar has four data-featured prepaid plans:

All Movistar plans can be activated by dialing *303#.

I will list all the prices in CLP (Chilean Peso).

To convert CLP to your currency (let's say USD) 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.

Bolsas Libres GB y Min (Unlimited GB and Minutes Bags) – Movistar Chile

The Bolsas Libres (Bags Free) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

You will get a 50% discount when you activate Bolsas Multimedia on the Mi Movistar app.

Dial *303# and select option 3 to activate Bolsas Libres:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesValidity
250 CLP Gigas Libres Unlimited N/A 1 hour 
1000 CLP Gigas y Minutos Libres Unlimited Unlimited 1 days 
2000 CLP Gigas y Minutos Libres Unlimited Unlimited 3 days 
3750 CLP Gigas y Minutos Libres Unlimited Unlimited 7 days 
Movistar Chile Bolsas Libres Gigas Y Minuto Plans
Bolsas Multimedia (Multimedia Bags) – Movistar Chile

The Bolsas Multimedia (Multimedia Bags) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Dial *303# and select option 3 to activate Bolsas Multimedia:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesValidity
600 CLP 3 Gigas y 200 Minutos 3 GB 200 minutes 1 day 
1200 CLP 3 Gigas y 200 Minutos 3 GB 200 minutes 3 days 
2200 CLP 5 Gigas y 200 Minutos 5 GB 200 minutes 7 days 
3500 CLP 5 Gigas y 200 Minutos 5 GB 200 minutes 10 days 
5000 CLP Bolsas Multimedia Mensual 7 GB 400 minutes 30 days 
Movistar Chile Bolsas Multimedia Plans
Bolsa Duplica (Double Bag) – Movistar Chile

The Bolsa Duplica (Double Bag) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Dial *303#, select option 2, and select option 3 to activate Bolsa Duplica:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesValidity
1990 CLP Bolsa Duplica 4 GB Unlimited 400 minutes 7 days 
2990 CLP Bolsa Duplica 6 GB Unlimited 600 minutes 10 days 
6990 CLP Bolsa Duplica 10 GB Unlimited 500 minutes 30 days 

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Twitter & WhatsApp

Bolsa Duplica auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, dial *303#, select option 2, and select option 4.

Movistar Chile Bolsa Duplica Double Bags Plans
Plan Para Todos (Plan for ALL) – Movistar Chile

The Plan Para Todos (Plan for ALL) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Dial *404# and select option 3 to activate Plan Para Todos:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesValidity
4990 CLP Plan for ALL 40 GB Unlimited 500 minutes 30 days 
7990 CLP Plan for ALL 70 GB Unlimited 1000 minutes 30 days 

1 Facebook, Facebook Messanger, Instagram, Twitter & WhatsApp.

Movistar Chile Plan Para Todos Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Movistar Chile

  • Name: Movistar Internet
  • APN: wap.tmovil.cl
  • Username: wap
  • Password: wap
  • MMC: 730
  • MCN: 02

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Claro Chile

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© Claro

Claro Chile, just Claro, is the third-largest mobile operator in Chile.

Claro, as a company, is active in Central America and South America.

Claro uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 1900 MHz (Band 2) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) & 26 GHz (n258) – trial phase/to be officially awarded, respectively

This is what you will learn about Claro:

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

Coverage – Claro Chile

Claro has extensive coverage throughout Chile.

Below is Claro's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – Claro Chile

You can get a Claro SIM card for between 2000 CLP to 5000 CLP, depending on the retailer, in Claro stores, supermarkets & pharmacies. It is also possible to get SIM cards at Santiago-Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.

Claro SIM Card
© Claro

You may have to dial *103# to activate your Claro SIM card.

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Note that some Claro stores may turn you away when trying to buy prepaid SIM cards because they solely focus on postpaid (subscribers) customers.

You should consider getting a travel eSIM for Chile because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Claro.

Especially if you get a Latin (Central- and South) America-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

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

  • Airalo: Altoque (Chile only), Latamlink (19 countries in Latin America) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Chile – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Chile & South America (14 countries) – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Chile & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

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

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Claro Chile

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

The following (online) top-up options are available:

Top-UpSocial Data 1Credit ValiditySocial Data Validity
750 CLP – 1999 CLP2 GB7 days3 days
2000 CLP – 2499 CLP2 GB30 days7 days
2500 CLP – 3599 CLP2 GB30 days15 days
3600 CLP – 6999 CLP2 GB30 days15 days
7000 CLP => 2 GB60 days30 days

1 for Claro Música, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter & WhatsApp

To top up your Claro SIM card, call *103# 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 debit and credit cards. However, only Chile-issued cards are accepted.

Call 103 to check your Claro balance.

However, all inquiries will cost you 50 CLP.

You can also use the Mi Claro Chile (My Claro Chile) app (Android/iOS) to check your balance for free.

Claro Chile Mi Claro Chile App
© Claro Chile

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Claro Chile

Claro has eight data-featured prepaid plans:

Note that although Claro advertises social media data as unlimited data, you actually get 2 GB of data for Claro Música, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter & WhatsApp, regardless of the plan.

I will list all the prices in CLP (Chilean Peso).

To convert CLP to your currency (let's say USD) 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.

Bolsas Especiale (Special Bags) – Claro Chile

The Bolsas Especiale (Special Bags) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Text the Activation Code to 2020 to activate Bolsas Especiale:

PricePlanDataSocial DataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
100 CLPBolsa Sorpresa50 MBN/A N/A N/A 1 dayBSORP
690 CLPBolsa Redes SocialesN/A Unlimited 1 N/A N/A 4 daysBRRSS4
890 CLP Bolsa Video Youtube/ Netflix N/A Unlimited 1 N/A  N/A 3 days BVID3 
1490 CLP Bolsa Video+Tiktok Youtube/Netflix/Tiktok N/A Unlimited 2N/A N/A 5 days BVID5 
2500 CLP Bolsa Gamer 3 GB Unlimited 4 200 minutes N/A 7 days PGM 

1 for Netflix & YouTube
2 for Netflix, Tiktok & Youtube
3 for Claro Musica, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Telegram, Tiktok, Twitter, & WhatsApp
4 for Claro Musica, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter & WhatsApp

Claro Chile Bolsas Especiale Plans
Bolsas Libre (Free Bags) – Claro Chile

Bolsas Libre (Free Bags) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Text the Activation Code to 2020 to activate Bolsas Libre:

PricePlanDataSocial DataLocal MinutesValidityActivition Code
690 CLP Bolsa Libre RRSS Unlimited  Unlimited N/A 4 days BRRSS4 
750 CLP Bolsas Libre 1 Dia Unlimited  Unlimited 100 Minutes 1 day LIB1 
1490 CLP Bolsas Full Night Libre Unlimited  Unlimited N/A 7 nights (23:00-7:59)BOLSANOCHE 
1500 CLP Bolsas Libre 4 Dias Unlimited  Unlimited 100 minutes  4 days LIB4 
2990 CLP Bolsas Libre Anual N/A  Unlimited 2 N/A 365 days BA365 
4890 CLP Bolsas Libre 7 Dias Unlimited  Unlimited 100 minutes 3 7 days LIB7 

1 Facebook, Facebook messenger, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter, & WhatsApp
2 free Facebook, Spotify & WhatsApp without consuming data
3 free minutes for 100 numbers

Claro Chile Bolsas Libre Plans
Bolsas Mixtas (Mixed Bags) – Claro Chile

The Bolsas Mixtas (Mixed Bags) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Text the Activation Code to 2020 to activate Bolsas Mixtas:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesInternational Minutes 2ValidityActivation Code
1000 CLP Bolsa Mixta 3 GBUnlimited 100 minutes  N/A 3 days P1000 
2000 CLP Bolsa Mixta 5 GB Unlimited 200 minutes N/A 7 days P2000 
2990 CLP Bolsa Mixta 2 GB Unlimited 200 minutes 10 minutes 5 days PLDI2 
4000 CLP Bolsa Mixta 7 GB Unlimited 400 minutes N/A 15 days P4000 
5000 CLP Bolsa Mixta 2 GB Unlimited 200 minutes 20 minutes 15 days PLDI1 
5000 CLP Bolsa Mixta 10 GB Unlimited 700 minutes N/A 30 days P5000 
7000 CLP Bolsa Mixta 15 GB Unlimited 1000 minutes N/A 30 days P7000 

1 Claro Musica, Facebook, Facebook messenger, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter, & WhatsApp
2
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Claro Chile Bolsas Mixtas Plans
Bolsas Datos+RRSS (Data Bags+Biodiversity) – Claro Chile

The Bolsas Datos+RRSS (Data Bags+Biodiversity) are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 2020 to activate Bolsas Datos+RRSS:

PricePlanDataSocial DataValidityActivation Code
1500 CLP Bolsa GB + RRSS 1.5 GB Unlimited 1,2 3 days IM1500 
2500 CLP Bolsa GB + RRSS 2.5 GB Unlimited 2 7 days IM2500 
4000 CLP Bolsa GB + RRSS 3.5 GB Unlimited 2 15 days IM4000 

1 for Claro Musica, Facebook, Facebook messenger, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter & WhatsApp

2 for Claro-Musica only

Claro Chile Bolsas Datos+RRSS Plans
Cambia De Prepago a Plan (Change your Prepaid Plan) – Claro Chile

The Cambia De Prepago (Change your Prepaid Plan) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Text the Activation Code to 2020 to activate Cambia De Prepago:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Roaming DataLocal MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSInternational SMSValidity
8990 CLPPlan S Controlado 100 GB 100 GB N/A 100 minutes N/A 500 minutes N/A 30 days
11 990 CLP Plan Max M Controlado 200 GB Unlimited 1 GB 300 minutes 20 minutes 500 minutes 20 minutes 30 days 
13 990 CLP Plan Max L Free 300 GB 300 GB  2 GB 300 minutes 40 minutes 500 minutes 40 minutes 30 days 
16 990 CLP Plan Max XL Free 400 GB 400 GB 3 GB 300 minutes 60 minutes 500 minutes 60 minutes 30 days 
19 990 CLP Max Plan Premium Free 500 GB 500 GB 4 GB 300 minutes 80 minutes 500 minutes 80 minutes 30 days 
25 995 CLP Plan Max Premium Black Free 600 GB 600 GB 5 GB 300 minutes 100 minutes 500 minutes 100 minutes 30 days 

1 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & WhatsApp

Claro Chile Cambia De Prepago a Plan Plans
Planes 2X1(Plans 2×1) – Claro Chile

Planes 2X1(Plans 2×1) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

The following Planes 2X1 are available:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Roaming DataLocal MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSInternational SMSValidity
11 990 CLP 2X Max Plan M 200 GB 200 GB 1 GB 300 minutes 20 minutes 500 minutes 20 SMS30 days 
13 990 CLP 2X Max Plan L 300 GB 300 GB 2 GB 300 minutes 40 minutes 500 minutes 40 SMS 30 days 
16 990 CLP 2X Max Plan XL 400 GB 400 GB 3 GB 300 minutes 60 minutes 500 minutes 60 SMS 30 days 
19 990 CLP 2X Max Plan Premium 500 GB 500 GB 4 GB 300 minutes 80 minutes 500 minutes 80 SMS30 days 
25 990 CLP 2X Max Plan Premium Black 600 GB 600 GB 5 GB 300 minutes 100 minutes 500 minutes 100 SMS 30 days 

1 for Claro Música, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter & WhatsApp

Claro Chile Planes 2X1 Plans
Planes Moviles + Netflix (Mobile Plans + Netflix) – Claro Chile

The Planes Moviles + Netflix (Mobile Plans + Netflix) are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Thes following Planes Moviles + Netflix are available:

PricePlanDataSocial DataRoaming DataLocal MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSInternational SMSValidity
14 990 CLP Plan Max M Netflix 200 GB 200 GB 1 1 GB 300 minutes 20 minutes 500 SMS20 SMS 30 days 
16 990 CLP Plan Max L Netflix 300 GB 300 GB 2 2 GB 300 minutes 40 minutes 500 SMS40 SMS 30 days 
21 990 CLP Plan Max Premium Netflix 500 GB 500 GB 3 4 GB 300 minutes 80 minutes 500 SMS80 SMS 30 days 

1 @ 480p resolution
2
@720p resolution
3
@ 4K HDR resolution

Planes Moviles + Netflix
Bolsas Datos (Data Bags) – Claro Chile

The Bolsas Datos (Data Bags) are, as the name implies, data bundles (without 5G NR access). 

These Bolsas Datos are available:

PriceDataValidity
1700 CLP2 GB7 days
2300 CLP2 GB15 days
2500 CLP5 GB7 days
3400 CLP2 GB30 days
3500 CLP5 GB15 days
4500 CLP8 GB7 days
4500 CLP5 GB30 days
5000 CLP8 GB15 days
6500 CLP8 GB30 days

APN/Internet Settings – Claro Chile

  • Name: Claro Internet
  • APN: bam.clarochile.cl
  • Username: clarochile
  • Password: clarochile
  • MMC: 730
  • MNC: 03

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WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile)

WOM Logo
© WOM

WOM Chile, just WOM and formerly Nextel Chile, is the smallest mobile operator in Chile.

It used to have a 2G and 3G domestic roaming agreement with Movistar Chile and Claro Chile.

However, this agreement was suspended after WOM managed to build its own network.

WOM is also active in Colombia.

WOM uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – never had it
  • 3G: 1700 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28) & 1700 MHz (Band 4 & Band 66)

This is what you will learn about WOM:

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

Coverage – WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile)

WOM has extensive coverage throughout Chile.

It also has the best 4G/LTE availability and coverage in Chile.

Below is WOM's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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

SIM Card Price – WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile)

You can get a WOM SIM card for between 500 CLP to 5000 CLP, depending on the retailer, with 1 GB of data, unlimited WhatsApp data & 50 local minutes for 15 days, in WOM stores, supermarkets & pharmacies. It may be possible to get SIM cards at Santiago-Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.

WOM Chile Chip Prepago SIM Card
© WOM Chile

You may have to call 103 to activate your WOM SIM card.

Dial *103# and select option 5 or call 103, select option 3, and option 1 to see your WOM phone number.

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Unlike WOM's competitors, WOM stores are willing to help you with prepaid SIM cards.

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

Especially if you get a Latin (Central- and South) America-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported Latin American countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

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

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Altoque (Chile only), Latamlink (19 countries in Latin America) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Chile – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Chile & South America (14 countries) – all variants in both options include unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Chile & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

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

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile)

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

WOM Chile Top-Up Partners
© WOM Chile

The following (online) top-up options are available:

Top-UpBonus DataWhatsApp DataCredit ValidityBonus Data ValidityWhatsApp Data Validity
1000 CLP – 2999 CLP500 MBUnlimited180 days5 days30 days
3000 CLP – 4999 CLP1 GBUnlimited180 days10 days30 days
5000 CLP – 6999 CLP2 GBUnlimited180 days15 days30 days
7000 CLP =>4 GBUnlimited180 days30 days30 days

To top up your WOM SIM card, call *103# 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 debit and credit cards. However, only Chile-issued cards are accepted.

Dial *103# to check your WOM balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the WOM (Chile) app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

WOM Chile App
© WOM Chile

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile)

WOM has three data-featured prepaid plans:

All WOM plans can be activated by dialing *103# and selecting option 1 or calling 103 and selecting option 1.

I will list all the prices in CLP (Chilean Peso).

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

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Bolsas Mixtas (Mixed Bags) – WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile)

The Bolsas Mixtas (Mixed Bags) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Dial *103# and select option 1 or call 103 and select option 1 to activate Bolsas Mixtas:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesValidity
500 CLPBolsas De 1 Dias1 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 DAY
1000 CLPBolsas De 3 Dias2 GBUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
2500 CLPBolsas De 7 Dias6 GBUnlimitedUnlimited8 days
5000 CLPBolsas De 30 Dias10 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
8000 CLPBolsas De 30 Dias24 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days

1 for Deezer, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, SoundCloud, Spotify, Telegram, Tidal & Twitter

WOM Chile Bolsas Mixtas Plans
Bolsas Ilimitadas (Unlimited Bags) – WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile)

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

Dial *103# and select option 1 or call 103 and select option 1 to activate Bolsas Ilimitadas:

PricePlanDataSocial DataValidity
590 CLPBolsa VideoUnlimitedUnlimited 11 day
790 CLPBolsa Ilimitadas Datos Y MinutesUnlimitedUnlimited1 day
890 CLPBolsa Ilimitada De TransnocheUnlimitedUnlimited5 nights (23:00 – 7:00)
1000 CLPBolsa Ilimitadas Social NetworkingN/AUnlimited 4365 days
1490 CLPBolsa VideoN/AUnlimited 15 days
1500 CLPBolsa Ilimitadas Social NetworkingN/AUnlimited 3365 days
1590 CLPBolsa Ilimitadas Social NetworkingN/AUnlimited7 days
1990 CLPBolsa Ilimitadas Datos UnlimitedUnlimited3 days
1990 CLPBolsa Ilimitadas Social NetworkingUnlimitedUnlimited3 days
3990 CLPBolsa Ilimitadas Datos UnlimitedUnlimited8 days
7490 CLPBolsa Ilimitadas Datos UnlimitedUnlimited15 days

1 for Netflix, TikTok & YouTube
2
for Deezer, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Soundcloud, Spotify, Telegram, Tidal, & Twitter
3
for Spotify & WhatsApp
4
for WhatsApp only

WOM Chile Bolsas Ilimitadas Plans
Bolsas de Datos (Data Bags) – WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile)

The Bolsas de Datos (Data Bags) are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Dial *103# and select option 1 or call 103 and select option 1 to activate Bolsas de Datos:

PricePlanDataValidity
300 CLPBolsas De 1 Dia400 MB1 day
750 CLPBolsas De 3 Dias1 GB3 days
1500 CLPBolsas De 7 Dias2.5 GB7 days
2500 CLPBolsas De 15 Dias4.5 GB15 days
4000 CLPBolsas De 30 Dias9 GB30 days
7000 CLPBolsas De 30 Dias18 GB30 days
WOM Chile Bolsas De Datos Plans

APN/Internet Settings – WOM Chile (formerly Nextel Chile)

  • Name: Internet WOM
  • APN: internet

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected in Chile

Getting a SIM card from Entel or Claro would do you well when considering a Chilean SIM card.

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