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Curaçao: 2 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

Curaçao – known for its marvelous beaches, scuba diving spots & the historic town of Willemstad.

Honestly, almost all of the Caribbean nations have fantastic beaches, but Curaçao's may be slightly better than the rest.

Not fond of beaches? Willemstad has plenty of non-water-based attractions.

It also has a thriving nightlife scene for those who like to party.

Otrobanda has the Curaçao museum.

And let's not forget about the Christoffel National Park.

As you can see, there is no reason to be bored when exploring Curaçao.

In fact, you should share your travel experience online with your friends and family to make them jealous!

Or… just to show off – the reason does not matter 😜.

But before you start uploading 3 GB worth of files on social media, be aware that international roaming can be expensive.

So expensive that it may cost you more than your return ticket to and from Curaçao.

Luckily, the most affordable way to stay connected abroad is by using local prepaid SIM cards, like a prepaid SIM card from Digicel Curaçao or Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS).

Okay, but how much will a Curaçaoan SIM card cost you?

You can get a Curaçaoan SIM card for 25 ANG (14 USD) from Digicel and Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS) in their stores and from resellers, including electronic stores (for Digicel only). SIM cards are also sold at Curaçao/Willemstad (Hato) International Airport (CUR – Digicel only).

To many, this may sound expensive. And honestly… it is.

But these prices are nothing compared to what your mobile operator will charge you for roaming in Curaçao.

And those from the Netherlands thinking they can roam for free because of the new European Union (EU) regulation – think again. Curaçao is not part of the EU, so you better get a SIM card too.

As you can see, there are quite some things to uncover about SIM cards in Curaçao.

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

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

Original publication: 13th of March 2020. Last updated: 28th of November 2022.


Table of Contents

Can You Buy a SIM Card in Curaçao?

You can buy a Curaçaoan SIM card from Digicel and Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS) as a tourist. There is nothing preventing travelers from buying a SIM card in Curaçao.

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

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

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

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Curaçao?

You can get a Curaçaoan SIM card in the official stores of Digicel and Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS). Digicel SIM cards are also sold by resellers, like Cell Tech and Fone Zone. They are also available at Curaçao/Willemstad (Hato) International Airport (CUR).

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

  • Digicel Curaçao: 25 ANG
  • Flow Curaçao (Formerly UTS Curaçao – Chippie Curaçao): 25 ANG

The following mobile operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • Digicel Curaçao: 10 USD, 30 USD & 50 USD
  • Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS): 20 USD & 30 USD
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Can You Use Your Phone in Curaçao?

Curaçao 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

Curaçao uses a mix of American frequencies and European frequencies for 3G. 2G and 4G/LTE are exclusively on European 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/Chippie Curaçao.

It support a traditional American frequency on 3G (850 MHz).

While the coverage on 850 MHz is usually extensive, compared to higher frequencies, your speed will be slower than if your phone were to support 2100 MHz (the other 3G frequency used by Digicel Curaçao and Flow/Chippie Curaçao).

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 can go with any mobile operator.

You should not experience any issues, except for the fact that your 3G reception with Flow/Chippie Curaçao may be weak at times.

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 Curaçao

Curaçao has two mobile operators offering prepaid services:

  • Digicel Curaçao
  • Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS Curaçao)

The following frequencies are used in Curaçao:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 (Band 3)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Curaçao, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

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.

VoLTE & VoWiFi in Curaçao

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 Curaçao (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 Curaçao

5G NR is not available in Curaçao as of 2022, and the Curaçaoan government has not made any indications of when they will auction 5G licenses.

Best SIM Card in Curaçao

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Curaçao, I recommend going with Digicel or Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS). Digicel has the fastest speeds and the best coverage. Flow/Chippie offers free data roaming in various Caribbean nations (Chippieland).

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Best eSIM in Curaçao

Unfortunately, none of the mobile operators offer eSIM to prepaid customers in Curaçao yet.

Note that the Curaçaoan mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards (will be discussed later).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Curaçao (without personal detail capturing), you can get the Curaçao (Dushi Mobile) eSIM from Airalo with 1 GB of data for 7 days.

Curaçao Dushi Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Now, you may think this is a sad selection or that 1 GB of data is insufficient.

Both points are true… I agree – but you can make unlimited top-ups with the Dushi Mobile eSIM through the Airalo website or apps.

So if you need 5 GB of data, you can purchase the Dushi Mobile 1 GB eSIM and get four 1 GB top-ups.

Yes, it is a bit inconvenient for now; Airalo may offer 3 GB, 5 GB & 10 GB plans with a 30-day validity for Curaçao soon, as it did for many other countries it supports.

For Airalo eSIMs, the links will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is unnecessary.

For an in-depth analysis of the Curaçao Dushi Mobile eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Curaçao eSIMs Compared guide.

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

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TIP: check out my Best Curaçao eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Curaçao, including ones not mentioned above.

Airalo has an eSIM for the Caribbean: Island Hopper. The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in 24 Caribbean countries.

Island Hopper Caribbean eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Island Hopper eSIM is not as valuable as other Airalo regional eSIMs (like Asialink for Asia, Eurolink for Europe & Latamlink for Latin America) because you only have one variant: 1 GB for 7 days, but top-ups are available (the -link eSIMs have at least four variants, up to 100 GB of data for 180 days, making top-ups often unnecessary).

The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in the following 24 countries:

  • Aruba
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas (new!) 1
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • French Guiana 2
  • Grenada 3
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat 3
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands

1 the Island Hopper eSIM included the Bahamas until February or March 2022, until it was mysteriously removed. But it was added back in October 2022
2 the Latamlink eSIM covers French Guiana too – it has better options than Island Hopper (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days) in Central- and South America. However, if you do not visit those regions and stay in the Caribbean only, then stick with the Island Hopper eSIM instead
3 on 3G only

With the Island Hopper eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit in Latin America!

I am working with Airalo to turn the Island Hopper into a -link so that it offers you better value.

For now, you still have an eSIM covering almost all of the Caribbean, which is neat :).

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 Curaçao and eSIMs worldwide) and my Best Curaçao eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Curaçao.

SIM Card Registration in Curaçao

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Curaçao. It will be done at the point of purchase.

EU Roaming in Curaçao

European Union (EU) & European Economic Area (EEA)

Curaçao is a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The Netherlands itself is part of the European Union (EU), but Curaçao is not part of the EU nor the European Economic Area (EEA).

As a result, the EU/EEA Roam Like At Home roaming regulation does not apply to Curaçao.

Therefore, you should not expect to roam for free if you have an EU/EEA SIM card while traveling in Curaçao.

This also means that you can not roam for free in the EU/EEA with a Curaçaoan SIM card.

Curaçao Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Curaçao

When I initially wrote this guide in 2020, I said that mobile data was expensive in the Caribbean, especially in Curaçao.

In fact, Curaçao was the 6th most expensive country for mobile data in the region.

However, that has changed over the year… to some small extent.

Okay, Curaçao is now the 9th most expensive country for mobile data in the Caribbean.

That sounds like a slight improvement. However, prices have dropped significantly – for real.

Does that mean that mobile data is (finally) cheap in Curaçao? No, lol 🥴.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Curaçao is 6.47 USD, above the Caribbean average of 4.44 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

Compared to 2020's figures, the average cost of 1 GB of data in Curaçao has gone down by 41.5%.

When looking at 2019's numbers, prices have gone down by 61.7% – quite an achievement, I would say!

What about mobile data speeds? Are they fast in Curaçao?

Much faster than the Caribbean average.

In the Curaçao Speedtest Awards Fastest Mobile Network of 2018, it was found that Curaçao has an average download speed of 35.60 Mbps, with Digicel Curaçao on top of the list.

Did I use 2018's figures? Yes, because no recent figures are available, unfortunately.

However, if the speeds were that fast (for regional standards. The current range is between 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps), so they should be (way) faster now.

With averagely priced SIM cards, great to excellent nationwide coverage, fast mobile download speeds, and somewhat above average mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Curaçao.

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Currency in Curaçao

Netherlands Antillean Guilder Bank Notes (10, 25, 50 & 100 ANG)
© Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten/Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten

Curaçao uses the Netherlands Antillean Guilder with the symbol ANG (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as NAƒ, NAf, ƒ, or f. For example, 25 ANG = NAƒ/NAf/ƒ/f 25.

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

  • 1 ANG = 0.55 USD
  • 10 ANG = 5.55 USD
  • 100 ANG = 55.75 USD
  • 1000 ANG = 557.30 USD

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Curaçaoan Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Digicel Curaçao & Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS), 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 Curaçao has to offer to us.


Digicel Curaçao

Digicel Logo
© Digicel

Digicel Curaçao, just Digicel, is one of the mobile operator in Curaçao.

It also has the fastest mobile in Curaçao, winning the Curaçao Speedtest Awards of 2018.

While Speedtest has not done another test for Curaçao since then, it is still faster than Flow/Chippie (formerly UTS) Curaçao.

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

Digicel uses the following frequencies:

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

This is what you will learn about Digicel:

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

Coverage – Digicel Curaçao

Digicel has the best coverage in Curaçao.

It also won the Speedtest Awards Curaçao Best Mobile Coverage award of 2020.

Although almost all of Curaçao is covered by Digicel, you may have to deal with 2G or 3G reception in some areas, especially up north and northwest.

Below is Digicel's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Digicel Curaçao

You can get a Digicel SIM card for 25 ANG with 250 MB of data, 25 on-net minutes & 25 on-net SMS in Digicel stores or from resellers, including electronic shops. They are also available at Curaçao/Willemstad (Hato) International Airport (CUR).

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Digicel Paradise SIM cards – Digicel's tourist offering.

There are three Digicel Paradise SIM cards. While advertised in USD, you can pay for them in ANG (at slightly worse exchange rates).

Below are the three Digicel Paradise SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardDataLocal/International MinutesValidity
15 USDOne Day in Paradise2 GB15 minutes1 day 
30 USDSeven Days in Paradise3.5 GB30 minutes7 days 
50 USDFourteen Days in Paradise 6 GB 60 minutes14 days 
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Digicel has no eSIMs.

Note that the Curaçaoan mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Curaçao (without personal detail capturing), you can get the Curaçao (Dushi Mobile) eSIM from Airalo with (1 GB of data for 7 daystop-ups are available).

Curaçao Dushi Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For Airalo eSIMs, the links will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is unnecessary.

Airalo has an eSIM for the Caribbean: Island Hopper. The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in 24 Caribbean countries.

Island Hopper Caribbean eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Island Hopper eSIM is not as valuable as other Airalo regional eSIMs (like Asialink for Asia, Eurolink for Europe & Latamlink for Latin America) because you only have one variant: 1 GB for 7 days, but top-ups are available (the -link eSIMs have at least four variants, up to 100 GB of data for 180 days, making top-ups often unnecessary).

The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in the following 24 countries:

  • Aruba
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas (new!) 1
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • French Guiana 2
  • Grenada 3
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat 3
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands

1 the Island Hopper eSIM included the Bahamas until February or March 2022, until it was mysteriously removed. But it was added back in October 2022
2 the Latamlink eSIM covers French Guiana too – it has better options than Island Hopper (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days) in Central- and South America. However, if you do not visit those regions and stay in the Caribbean only, then stick with the Island Hopper eSIM instead
3 on 3G only

With the Island Hopper eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit in Latin America!

I am working with Airalo to turn the Island Hopper into a -link so that it offers you better value.

For now, you still have an eSIM covering almost all of the Caribbean, which is neat :).

TIP: check out my Best Curaçao eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Curaçao, including ones not mentioned above.

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You may have to call 146 to activate your Digicel SIM card if your SIM card does not work upon purchase.

Dial *123# to access the Digicel menu.

Dial *129# to see your Digicel phone number.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Digicel Curaçao

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

To top-up your Digicel SIM card, dial *125*VoucherCode# or dial *123# and follow the instructions.

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

It is also possible to 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 *123# to see 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 Curaçao

Digicel has two types of data-featured prepaid bundles: Prepaid Digicel Data & Talk Prime Bundles (combo) & Digicel Prime Data Plans (data).

All Digicel plans can be activated by dialing *123#.

I will list all the prices in ANG (Antillean Guilder).

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

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Prepaid Digicel Data & Talk Prime Bundles – Digicel Curaçao

Dial *123# to activate Prepaid Digicel Data & Talk Prime Bundles:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1On-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSOff-Net MinutesValidity
6 ANG1 Day Digicel Prime Bundle1 GB1 GB/appUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A1 day
16 ANG3 Day Digicel Prime Bundle5 GB3 GB/appUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A3 days
30 ANG7 Day Digicel Prime Bundle10 GB7 GB/appUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A7 days
45 ANG7 Day Digicel Prime Bundle20 GB7 GB/appUnlimitedUnlimited30 minutes7 days
140 ANG30 Day Digicel Prime Bundle25 GB30 GB/appUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A30 days

1 for Apple Music, BiP, GoLoud, HBO Max, Loop, SportsMax & Spotify (so you would have the said data allowance per app, aka 1 GB for BiP, 1 GB for GoLoud, 1 GB for Loop, etc., if the data allowance says “1 GB/app”)

Digicel Prime Data Plans – Digicel Curaçao

The Prepaid Digicel Prime Data Plans, also called Prime Data Bundles, are data-only packages.

Dial *123# to activate Prepaid Digicel Prime Data Plans:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Validity
3 ANG1 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan250 MB1 GB/app1 day
6 ANG1 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan2 GB1 GB/app1 day
10 ANG3 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan2 GB3 GB/app3 days
13 ANG3 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan4 GB3 GB/app3 days
25 ANG7 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan8 GB7 GB/app7 days
60 ANG30 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan6 GB30 GB/app30 days
100 ANG30 Day Digicel Prime Data Plan35 GB30 GB/app30 days

1 for Apple Music, BiP, GoLoud, HBO Max, Loop, SportsMax & Spotify (so you would have the said data allowance per app, aka 1 GB for BiP, 1 GB for GoLoud, 1 GB for Loop, etc., if the data allowance says “1 GB/app”)

Digicel Curacao Prime Data Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Digicel Curaçao

  • Name: Digicel
  • APN: web.digicelcuracao.com

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

Flow Logo
© Flow

Flow Curaçao, just Flow and formerly UTS Curaçao – going by Chippie, is one of the two mobile operators in Curaçao.

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

Flow/Chippie uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Flow/Chippie:

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

Coverage – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

Chippie has extensive coverage in Curaçao.

It is better than Digicel Curacao's in some locations, especially up north.

Below is Flow's/Chippie's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

You can get a Flow/Chippie SIM card, called Preloaded SIM, for 25 ANG with 1.5 GB of data and “unlimited” (3000) on-net minutes for 7 days in Flow stores. They are not available at Curaçao/Willemstad (Hato) International Airport (CUR).

Flow Chippie Curacao Preloaded SIM Card

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Chippie Tourist SIM – Flow's/Chippie's tourist offering.

They are priced at 20 USD and 30 USD. While advertised in USD, you can pay for them in ANG (at slightly worse exchange rates).

The following two Chippie Tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceDataOn-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
20 USD1 GB100 minutes10 SMS30 days 
30 USD3 GB 300 minutes30 SMS 30 days 
Flow Chippie Curacao Tourist SIM 1 GB, 100 minutes & 10 SMS
© Flow/Chippie Curaçao
Flow Chippie Curacao Tourist SIM 3GB, 300 minutes & 30 SMS
© Flow/Chippie Curaçao
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Flow/Chippe has no eSIMs.

Note that the Curaçaoan mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Curaçao (without personal detail capturing), you can get the Curaçao (Dushi Mobile) eSIM from Airalo with (1 GB of data for 7 daystop-ups are available).

Curaçao Dushi Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For Airalo eSIMs, the links will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is unnecessary.

Airalo has an eSIM for the Caribbean: Island Hopper. The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in 24 Caribbean countries.

Island Hopper Caribbean eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Island Hopper eSIM is not as valuable as other Airalo regional eSIMs (like Asialink for Asia, Eurolink for Europe & Latamlink for Latin America) because you only have one variant: 1 GB for 7 days, but top-ups are available (the -link eSIMs have at least four variants, up to 100 GB of data for 180 days, making top-ups often unnecessary).

The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in the following 24 countries:

  • Aruba
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas (new!) 1
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • French Guiana 2
  • Grenada 3
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat 3
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands

1 the Island Hopper eSIM included the Bahamas until February or March 2022, until it was mysteriously removed. But it was added back in October 2022
2 the Latamlink eSIM covers French Guiana too – it has better options than Island Hopper (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days) in Central- and South America. However, if you do not visit those regions and stay in the Caribbean only, then stick with the Island Hopper eSIM instead
3 on 3G only

With the Island Hopper eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit in Latin America!

I am working with Airalo to turn the Island Hopper into a -link so that it offers you better value.

For now, you still have an eSIM covering almost all of the Caribbean, which is neat :).

TIP: check out my Best Curaçao eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Curaçao, including ones not mentioned above.

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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As Flow/Chippie does not sell SIM cards at the airport, you can get them at regular Flow stores.

Note: you cannot purchase regular bundles with the Chippie Tourist SIM cards.

When you have exhausted your allowances, you have to buy a new Chippie Tourist SIM card or a Preloaded SIM.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

Flow/Chippie top-up vouchers are sold in Flow stores, grocery stores, gas stations & bars.

The following (online) top up options are available:

  • 5 ANG
  • 10 ANG
  • 25 ANG
Flow Chippie Curacao Prepaid Cards
© Flow/Chippie

To top up your Flow/Chippie SIM card, dial *191*VoucherCode#; dial *91, select option 2, and enter the VoucherCode; or dial #444# and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *191*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 #191# or dial *91 and select option 1 to check your Flow/Chippie balance.

You can also top up on the Topup Chippie app (Android/iOS).

Flow Chippie Topup Chippie App
© Flow/Chippie

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

Flow/Chippie has two data-featured prepaid plans: Combo Bundles (as the name implies) & Data-Only Bundles (as the name suggests).

I will list all the prices in ANG (East Caribbean Dollar).

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

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Combo Bundles – Flow Curaçao (Formerly UTS Curaçao – Chippie Curaçao)

The Combo Bundles are, as the name implies, combo plans with data, minutes & SMS.

Activate Combo Bundles by texting the Activation Code to 3434:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1WhatsApp Data 2On-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
5 ANG1 Day Plan1 GB250 MBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS1 daycombo1d
25 ANG7 Day Plan7 GB2 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS7 dayscombo7d
45 ANG7 Day Plan20 GB5 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS7 days combo7dL
140 ANG30 Day Plan25 GB 7 GBUnlimited“Unlimited”, 3000 minutes“Unlimited”, 3000 SMS30 days combo30d

1 for Facebook and WhatsApp
2 for WhatsApp messaging only

Prepaid Combo Plans auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text surf stop to 3434.

Your unused data allowance will roll over as long as your plan has been renewed automatically or within 24 hours after it expires.

Flow Chippie Curacao Combo Bundles
Data-Only Bundles – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

The Data-Only Bundles are, as the name suggests, data-only plans.

Activate Data-Only Bundles by texting the Activation Code to 3434:

PriceBundleDataWhatsApp DataValidityActivation Code
5 ANG1 Day Data Bundle1 GBUnlimited1 daysurf1d
10 ANG3 Day Data Bundle2 GBUnlimited3 daysurf3d
18 ANG7 Day Data Bundle4 GBUnlimited7 daysurf7d
35 ANG30 Day Data Bundle (Small)1.5 GBUnlimited30 daysurf30ds
80 ANG30 Day Data Bundle (Large) 20 GB Unlimited30 daysurf30dxl

Data-Only Bundles auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text data stop to 3434.

Your unused data allowance will roll over as long as your plan has been renewed automatically or within 24 hours after it expires.

Flow Chippie Curacao Data-Only Bundles

APN/Internet Settings – Flow/Chippie Curaçao (formerly UTS)

  • Name: UTS Curacao
  • APN: premium

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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